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Re: Felipe VI's new unknown cousin
No need to have a close bond. The King meets (thousands?) of people annually. An invitation to a greet and meet situation could be easily arranged. They all seem like nice people
I think the growing up together bit is the crucial part in all of this.
Felipe and the groom did not grow up together so it's not strange they have no close bond.
I'm actually quite close to the other descendants of both sets of great-grandparents on my other's side of the family (no one is close to each other on my father's). Many of us grew up together, were schoolmates, had family get togethers, etc. Even now that my generation is the senior one, we still stay in touch via Facebook and the like.
Their shared ancestor is Felipe's great grandfather Alfonso XIII. I don't know about you but i have absolutely no contact with people i only share a great grandparent with let alone if that line goes outside of the normal family structure as this guy is descending from one of Alfonso XIII' extra-marital affairs.
So it's not like Juan, count of Barcelona and his half-brother grew up together.
He seems like a nice guy, and I hope he gets the chance to meet King Felipe and his family.
No chance of the King attending his wedding, but I'm sure a meeting can be easily arranged