THE only child of Spain’s dictator General Franco has died from terminal cancer.
Carmen Franco, 91, was born in Oviedo in 1926, and is said to have had a lonely and secluded upbringing.
She was used as the face of fascist catholic youth in Spain by her father, and the Third Reich even profiled her in their propaganda bulletins.
Carmen married a neurosurgeon with aristocratic ties in 1950 and they both acted as Franco’s foreign ambassadors and bore him seven grandchildren.
Despite her father’s death in 1975 and Spain’s transition into democracy, her family was able to hold onto most of their assets and property.
She was awarded the title of Duchess of Franco with Spain’s Greatness by the newly reinstated monarch at the time, King Juan Carlos.
The title maintained her place in Spanish aristocracy.
She would go on to chair the National Francisco Franco Foundation (FNFF), which is dedicated to promoting the fascist dictator’s legacy.
She did this proudly until her death.
Francisco Franco is said to have been responsible for the deaths of 300,000 people during his reign.