I also get the sad impression that he was trying to recapture something of a happy family life with Corinna and her son (bbq and Botswana trip). That his marriage with Sofia had become purely official was known i get the idea that the children may have been closer to their mother leaving Juan Carlos alone except for official events.
I don't agree with the statement that Sofia has more control over Felipe than Juan Carlos. It's clear Felipe loves and respects his mother and he may have learnt from her family history but i think his wife has more influence over him than his mother. To me it's more that Sofia, Felipe and others may have felt that Juan Carlos went too far and that the only possibility to safe the institution was for him to abdicate. To be honest his health was failing making a transition a good idea just because of that fact.
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