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Haemophilia in the Spanish royal family. The Queen of Spain, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887-1969), in 1918 with her six children (from left to right): Infanta Maria Cristina; Alfonso, Prince of Asturias; Infante Gonzalo; Infante Juan; Infante Jaime; and Infanta Beatriz. The queen had inherited the haemophilia gene from her grandmother Queen Victoria and passed it to two of her sons (Alfonso and Gonzalo). Haemophilia, an incurable blood-clotting disorder, can cause life-threatening bleeding. Alfonso (1907-1938, aged 31) and Gonzalo (1914-1934, aged 19) both died from internal bleeding following car crashes. Photograph from the Bain News Service.
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