• Short Summary

    THE CARLIST PRETENDER TO THE SPANISH THRONE, PRINCE XAVIER OF BOURBON-PARMA, ARRIVED IN PARIS TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER BEING EXPELLED FROM SPAIN.

  • Description

    THE CARLIST PRETENDER TO THE SPANISH THRONE, PRINCE XAVIER OF BOURBON-PARMA, ARRIVED IN PARIS TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER BEING EXPELLED FROM SPAIN. WITH THE 79-YEAR-OLD PRINCE WAS HIS WIFE, PRINCESS MAGDALENA, AND ONE OF HIS DAUGHTERS, PRINCESS MARIA DE LAS NIEVES.

    PRINCE XAVIER, WHO LIVES MAINLY IN PARIS, WENT TO SPAIN WITH HIS FAMILY LAST WEEK TO SPEND CHRISTMAS IN MADRID. HE SAID THAT THE EXPULSIONS WERE WITHOUT MOTIVE OR EXPLANATION.

    AT THE AIRPORT TO GREET HIS FATHER WAS 38-YEAR-OLD PRINCE CARLOS HUGO OF BOURBON-PARMA AND HIS WIFE, PRINCESS IRENE OF HOLLAND. PRINCES CARLOS WAS EXPELLED FROM SPAIN A WEEK AGO FOR ALLEGED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES.

    TODAY'S EXPULSION COMPLETED THE REMOVAL OF THE ENTIRE CARLIST ROYAL FAMILY FROM SPAIN WITHIN THE SPACE OF EIGHT DAYS. THE REMOVAL OF THE CARLISTS APPEARS TO CONFIRM THAT THE DESCENDANTS OF SPAIN'S LAST KING, ALFONSO XIII, ARE THE ONLY SERIOUS CONTENDERS FOR THE SPANISH THRONE. THEY ARE REPRESENTED BY PRINCE JUAN OF BOURBON, SON OF KING ALFONSO, WHO LIVES IN PORTUGAL.

    THE CARLISTS, INCREASINGLY BITTER WITH GENERAL FRANCO'S REFUSAL TO FAVOUR THEIR CLAIMS, HAVE NOT BEEN A POWERFUL POLITICAL FORCE SINCE THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, BUT HAVE RECENTLY PUSHED FORWARD THEIR CANDIDATES AS ALTERNATIVE CONTENDERS FOR THE THRONE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49QHIFCL1VFIRUC50KVWE69TL
    Media URN:
    VLVA49QHIFCL1VFIRUC50KVWE69TL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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