QUEEN VICTORIA EUGENIE OF SPAIN’S REMAINS TO BE MOVED TO THE ROYAL PANTHEON AT EL ESCORIAL

The remains of the late Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain (1887-1969), grandmother of King Juan Carlos I of Spain and a favorite granddaughter of England’s Queen Victoria, are to be transferred to the Royal Pantheon at the monastery of El Escorial.   Previously, the Queen’s remains were resting at the decaying chamber known as the ‘Pudridero.’  El Escorial, located some thirty miles north of Madrid, is a royal palace, museum and monastery.  The imposing complex was built by King Philip II of Spain and completed in 1548.  The Royal Pantheon is the burial site of the kings and queens of Spain.  You can read more on Queen Victoria Eugenie’s eventful life in my first book, “Born to Rule.”

Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain (1887-1969), whose remains will be transferred to the Royal Pantheon at El Escorial

The Pantheon of Kings in the Monastery of El Escorial, Spain. Elaborately decorated coffins with the remains of Spains kings and queens are deposited here (photo: Adam Woolfitt/Corbis)

The royal palace and monastery of El Escorial, Spain (photo: Pietro Canali/SOPA/Corbis)

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