The King of Spain

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Title

The King of Spain

Subject

Ceremony, coronation, Duke of Connaught, hymn, King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King Edward VII, medieval procession, oath, Order of the Garter, Te Deum

Description

This article from the Western Mail relates news from London regarding the end of the Spanish regency in 1902 when Alfonso XIII assumed his full powers as Spain’s king at age 16. The article begins by informing readers that on 18 May 1902, the day before the regency ceased, the Duke of Connaught invested Alfonso XIII with the Order of the Garter on behalf of the British king, Edward VII. It then provides details about some of the traditional rituals and ceremonies that had followed in connection with the new king’s coronation, including his taking of oaths and the singing of a Te Deum hymn followed by ‘a magnificent medieval procession’.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Western Mail

Date

24 May 1902, p. 24

Rights

The Western Mail

Format

Newspaper Article

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Original Format

Citation

“The King of Spain,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 23, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/103.