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Old 02-20-2009, 12:06 AM
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The Queen was not only a great beauty, she was also kind and generous.

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Old 02-20-2009, 12:19 AM
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The Spaniards are not sure about who was the most beautiful Spanish Queen ever, but Ena is one of the candidates. The other candidate is Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Spain and Holy Roman Empress, consort of Emperor Charles V. Isabella was her husband's first cousin, herself a granddaughter of great monarchs Fendinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castilla.

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Old 02-20-2009, 12:22 AM
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A picture of a mature but yet beautiful Queen Ena by Laszlo:
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:28 AM
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Queen Ena wearing the very Spanish "Mantilla" (wasn't she a real royal beauty?):
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The charmest mom in the world (with her daughter Infanta Maria Christina):
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:54 AM
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Already a greatgrandmother, but beautiful and elegant as always, at her "Villa Fontaine" in Lausanne:
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She was indeed one of the most beautiful queens ever
And, to me, the most beautiful Queen of Spain of the history.
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She was indeed one of the most beautiful queens ever
And, to me, the most beautiful Queen of Spain of the history.
Yes, I agree with you.
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Queen Ena's chambers at Palacio Real in Madrid:
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Queen Ena's family was part of Queen Victoria's household; they had breakfast, lunch and dinner with Queen Victoria until the latter passed away when Ena was 11 years old. Ena's father became bored of this situation and asked to be sent to a war in Africa, where he died of Malaria. This picture shows an infant Ena with her parents and siblings having lunch with her grandmother Victoria.
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A baby Ena with one of Queen Victoria's servants:
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An infant Ena:
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Ena at 9 years old, the beauty starts to arise:
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Queen Ena at 18, right before his marriage to Alfonso XIII, King of Spain:
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Queen Ena was the godmother of her great grandson Felipe, Prince of Asturias. In this picture with the prince and his mother Sophia of Greece, Queen of Spain:

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We will never forget her charm, style and those wonderful light blue eyes:
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I think the press definitely dubbed her the most beautiful Queen of Spain in a century (or more). She was certainly a beauty compared to her mother-in-law, the plain and bland Maria Christina.
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Thank you for all these lovely pictures. I've always enjoyed looking at really old photos, but Queen Ena's photos are really regal and beautiful. I hope we can still have more.
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She was really beautiful, a pity her husband seemed to be so ugly.
I read once that she said more or less these words, "my husband on the day of our marriage gave me the most wonderful gift in the world, he made me Queen of Spain".
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Queen Ena was considered a fashion icon in Spain
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