Wedding of King Alfonso of Spain and Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, 1906

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Wedding of King Alfonso of Spain and Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, grand daughter of Queen Victoria, at the Church of San Jerónimo el Real in Madrid on this day in 1906. During the subsequent procession, a bomb was thrown at the carriage, narrowly missing, and killing 23 people. The couple were unhappily married, due to her passing on hemophilia to two of their sons, and their exile from Spain in 1931.

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