The Count of Cavadonga

The November 23 1936 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained an article about a former heir to the throne of Spain who was about to marry a Cuban model:


The Count of Cavadonga was originally Alfonso, Prince of Asturias. He renounced his claim to the Spanish throne in 1933 when he married his first wife, Edelmira Sampedro, whom he divorced shortly before his marriage to Marta Rocafort.

The marriage didn’t last long; the couple separated two months after marriage and divorced in January, 1938. The Count died in a car accident in September, 1938; the injuries from the accident were apparently not severe, but the count suffered from hemophilia, and bled to death internally.

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