While those outside have been disappointed by the King in this situation I want to raise a few points.
Is the King fleunt in Catalan and Basque, did he spend time in the region's learning the languages. I appreciate this might not have seemed vital in 1975 but surely that has changed since then. Is the Princess being raised to be fluent in Catalan and Basque? What is the etiquette for royal speeches etc in Catalonia and the Basque country? A mixture of the national and regional languages? I rarely think other European royal families have much to learn from the British but I think the sensitivity to speech in French in Quebec is worth noting.
Also beyond his time spent abroad for education has the King spent any significant part of his life anywhere but Madrid?
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