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Point de Vue 20161228 - page 25

ueen Victoria Eugenia (de pie, sombrero blanco) con su marido, el rey Alfonso XIII, su madre-en-ley reina viuda María Cristina (sentado, sosteniendo Infante Gonzalo), y sus hijos. Los niños de pie: Infanta María Cristina, Gonzalo Infante (celebrado) y Infanta Beatriz de España. Niños Sentados: Infante Jaime y Juan Infante de España, y Alfonso, el príncipe de Asturias

Queen Anne of Romania, wife of King Michael. She was raised in France with her brothers. Her family escaped to Spain after the German invasion in WWII and eventually settled in the US. In 1943 Anne joined the French army and served as an ambulance driver in 5 countries, earning the French Croix de Guerre medal. Through her mother, Princess Margaret of Denmark, Anne is a distant cousin of, among others, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and her husband, King Michael.

Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia was a daughter of Alexander II of Russia/Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Maria became the wife of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the 2nd son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She died in exile in Switzerland after World War I when Coburg, the principality her husband and nephew had ruled, ceased to exist. It has been said that she died of shock when the postman delivered a letter addressed to plain 'Frau Coburg.'

King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain. Victoria Eugenie was a carrier of the blood disease haemophilia. Born as princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England. The spanish people fell for her beauty, and nicknamed her "La Reina Hermosa" (=the beautiful queen). Her grandson Juan Carlos is the present king of Spain.

Prince Arthur of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, Duke of Connaught Strathearn, Vice-Regal Governor of Canada (Queen Victoria's son)