World: The Chosen Prince

FRANCO's choice for the future King ' of Spain seems a storybook prince. Wavy-haired, tall (6 ft. 3 in.) and athletically built at 200 lbs., he is married to a beautiful princess who has borne him three handsome children. Through his veins courses the bluest of Europe's noble blood. He is the grandson of Alfonso XIII, Spain's last ruling king, the great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria, and a direct descendant of Louis XVI, France's last Bourbon monarch.

Yet last week, when Prince Juan Carlos Victor Maria de Borbón y Borbón was chosen to ascend the long-vacant Spanish throne—some day—there was no dancing in...

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