• Short Summary

    EX-QUEEN VICTORIA EUGENIA, A FORMER QUEEN OF SPAIN AND WIDOW OF KING ALFONSO, ARRIVED IN MADRID YESTERDAY ON HER FIRST VISIT TO SPAIN SINCE SHE FOLLOWED HER HUSBAND INTO EXILE IN 1931.

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    EX-QUEEN VICTORIA EUGENIA, A FORMER QUEEN OF SPAIN AND WIDOW OF KING ALFONSO, ARRIVED IN MADRID YESTERDAY ON HER FIRST VISIT TO SPAIN SINCE SHE FOLLOWED HER HUSBAND INTO EXILE IN 1931. SHE WAS GIVEN A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME AT MADRID AIRPORT AS SHE STEPPED ONTO SPANISH SOIL.

    THE QUEEN GRANDDAUGHTER OF BRITAIN'S QUEEN VICTORIA, RETURNED TO SPAIN TO BE PRESENT AT THE CHRISTENING TODAY OF PRINCE FELIPE, NEW-BORN SON OF PRINCE JUAN CARLOS, PRETENDER TO THE SPANISH THRONE.

    THIS FIRST REUNION OF THE SPANISH FAMILY FOR 37 YEARS BRINGS TOGETHER FOUR GENERATIONS. QUEEN VICTORIA EUGENIA, AGED 80, WILL MET HER SON, DON JUAN OF BOURBON, HER GRANDSON, PRINCE JUAN CARLOS, AND GREATGRANDSON, THE BABY PRINCE FELIPE.

    THE BABY IS THE FIRST PRINCE OF ROYAL BLOOD TO BE BORN IN SPAIN FOR 50 YEARS, HE WAS BORN TO PRINCE JUAN CARLOS AND HIS WIFE, PRINCESS SOPHIA OF GREECE, IN MADRID CLINIC LAST WEEK.

    GENERAL FRANCO IS EXPECTED TO MEET QUEEN VICTORIA EUGENIA AT THE CHRISTENING TODAY. THE QUEEN AND HER SON DON JUAN WILL BE THE CHILD'S GODPARENTS.

    KNOWN DURING HER 25-YEAR REIGN AS EUROPE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL QUEEN, VICTORIA EUGENIA LEFT SPAIN ON APRIL 15, 1931 -- THE DAY AFTER KING ALFONSO SAILED INTO EXILE SINCE THEN, SHE HAS LIVED MIN SWITZERLAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACL2LI3GMK3OMNXNSGE0STODSL
    Media URN:
    VLVACL2LI3GMK3OMNXNSGE0STODSL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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