King’s Father Honored

Members of the Royal Family, the King’s extended family and aides celebrated yesterday the 100th anniversary of the birth of Don Juan de Borbón, the Count of Barcelona.

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The Count of Barcelona, son of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia, was technically next in line for the throne but never reigned.

Soon after dictator Francisco Franco picked King Juan Carlos as his successor, Don Juan resigned his dynastic rights in favor of his son, but only after knowing Spain would make a return to Democracy.

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