The topic here is a sad one, but I did enjoy learning the "loaded backpack" expression. I suppose our equivalent is "this couple has a lot of baggage." And this couple does. This seemed like a mismatch in some ways from the beginning. I suppose, however, it is difficult for anyone to marry into a Royal Family -- it was even tough for a born-royal like the late Duke of Edinburgh to find his path. For Inaki and Cristina, the outcome was disaster.
The use of the word is just a mere euphemism.
If there is something behind the photos to force the outcome? Who knows? This couple carries indeed a very loaded backpack, as we say in Spain. Everything can be possible. R.
Interrupt suggests something temporary not permanent.
But indeed not before time.
I wonder was the magazine exposé arranged to force Cristina's hand?