Maria Del Pilar Greeting Guests

(Original Caption) A white gowned infanta Maria del Pilar, daughter of Don Juan, pretender to the Spanish throne, made her debut last week at a glittering ball attended by more than 2,000 persons, including many of Europe's former royal families. The 18 year old infanta is shown (center) between her parents, Don Juan and Princess Maria Merces, as she was introduced to Duarte Nuno, the pretender to the Portuguese throne. Thirty-three Spanish, Portuguese and other debutantes who had been presented to Don Juan earlier watched from a gallery as the infanta was presented. The ball climaxed a two day celebration with a reception held in Don Juan's villa "Giralda." At the reception, Don Juan called on the monarchists to "unite in a sacred vow around the crown" as guest wept and cheered. Spain's throne has been vacant since Alfonso XIII left the country in 1931.
(Original Caption) A white gowned infanta Maria del Pilar, daughter of Don Juan, pretender to the Spanish throne, made her debut last week at a glittering ball attended by more than 2,000 persons, including many of Europe's former royal families. The 18 year old infanta is shown (center) between her parents, Don Juan and Princess Maria Merces, as she was introduced to Duarte Nuno, the pretender to the Portuguese throne. Thirty-three Spanish, Portuguese and other debutantes who had been presented to Don Juan earlier watched from a gallery as the infanta was presented. The ball climaxed a two day celebration with a reception held in Don Juan's villa "Giralda." At the reception, Don Juan called on the monarchists to "unite in a sacred vow around the crown" as guest wept and cheered. Spain's throne has been vacant since Alfonso XIII left the country in 1931.
Maria Del Pilar Greeting Guests
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18 October, 1954
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