: But they had a close relationship with the
: Spanish Royal Family, before and after the
: restoration. Queen VE was Albertís
: godmother. The princely couple attended King
: Juan Carlos and Queen Sofiaís wedding and
: proclamation. The Count and Countess of
: Barcelona attended Carolineís first wedding.
: The relationship deteriorated severely after
: Prince Albert succeeded to the throne. No
: member of the SRF attended Prince Albertís
: enthronement festivities or his wedding.
I recall that in 2005 when Madrid presented its case to the IOC to stage the 2012 Olympics, Prince Albert, who was a member of the IOC, asked some very negative questions that cast doubt on Madrid's bid. Is this what caused the rift and/or do you know if there were any other factors involved?
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