• Short Summary

    In northern Spain, supporters of the Carlist movement have held their annual rally. Five thousand?

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    In northern Spain, supporters of the Carlist movement have held their annual rally. Five thousand people attended.

    SYNOPSIS: The rally traditionally involves climbing Mountejurra near Estella in the Navarre district. The trek takes an hour and a half. Those taking part carry the flags of the basque, Andaluzia and Catalonian regions, and sport red berets. They are strong supporters of a section of the royal house of Bourbon.

    A priest blessed the followers as they climbed the mountain. The former Carlist leader Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma was exiled by the Franco government in 1968 and he died in Switzerland. He was a pretender to the Spanish throne and distantly related to the present King Juan Carlos.

    Princes Xavier's successor Prince Carlos Hugo now leads a party which is officially legal in Spain. He returned from exile in 1977 after renouncing all claims to the throne.

    The Carlist movement retains a measure of support from sections of Spanish society, and the Princes has become a popular successor to Prince Xavier as leader of the movement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAER3E1Q0615KQFA844IN8ZQ4Z1
    Media URN:
    VLVAER3E1Q0615KQFA844IN8ZQ4Z1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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