It is a romanticized version of the story of the Ohio grocer's daughter who climbed the social and economic ladder and found herself (almost) the consorte Crown-Princess of Portugal and legally Duchess of Porto.
Unfortunately for her, as soon as he heard of the wedding, the exiled king D.Manuel II stripped his uncle D.Afonso dk of Porto, from being Heir to the throne.
Despite the tumultuous life Nevada lived before I would like to believe that she helped poor Infante D.Afonso to live in peace and bliss the last years of exile until his death.
On his will, D.Afonso left all his (little) wealth and goods to Nevada - namely an important painting.
The RF contested the will but Nevada won her case.
She found the way for the republican authorities to authorize her to travel in the portuguese cruzader ship which went to Naples to recover D.Afonso's coffin and she was present at the religious cerimonies at São Vicente de Fora.
Naturally D.Manuel and D.Amélia were absent, and possibly glad that the banning law could justify their absence .
Several new photos, at least, for me.
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