In Autumn, Spain, its Government and its people will have more important – vital, I would say - issues to confront rather than dealing with a former King who got out of the line or change the form of State . Something which is definitely very complex from a formal point of view and would need such an impossible/utopian consensus in a country like ours.
Regarding some posts below, yes, it’s a real pity that King Juan Carlos has been forced to leave the political and social Spanish scene through the back door. Those under 40, unfamiliar with dictatorship, 23/F/81 and transition period - will “only remember me only for being the one of Corinna, of the elephant and of the briefcase ” as he himself seems to have confessed to certain friends. But he could have foreseen it (he or his wise counselers) and he could have avoided it!
The instructions seem very simple to understand: just follow the role to the letter in accordance to the law, no accepting funds, no making risky business.
Money ? What for ? He would have lived very comfortably with the official State allowance and all the perks of an ex-King with rich friends. For his daughters and grandchildren far away from the State financed Royal House ? Come on. He has risked and jeopardized the Crown and his son's position. Again, it's not just something that "happened" inevitably; he could have avoided it.
BTW. I am the only one who would like to know what goes through in Urdangarin’s mind at the prison at this very moment.? Who else ? R.
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