The book "Nas teias de Salazar" - "In the middle of Salazar's webs", has the suggestive sub-title - Hope and disillusion and reports the difficult relation of the pretendant to the throne and the all-mighty PM.
Although Salazar was himself a monarchic, he was pragmatic enough to never allow a great freedom of movement to the Duke of Braganza and his supporters.
He was advised by Franco to allow the return of the monarchy as he wanted for Spain, but never compromised with that.
An astute ruler, he did not trust he could control a King the same way he controlled a mere President .
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