Is the Spanish Monarchy in Crisis?
April 13th, 2013
Is the Spanish Monarchy in crisis? Many royal watchers are commenting on the current Annus horribilis of the Spanish Borbóns, and 2012 was not a good year either.
The current ongoing investigation surrounding Iñaki Urdangarin in an alleged corruption scandal saw his wife, Infanta Cristina, being formally named as a suspect in the case. The fact that a Spanish Infanta has to appear in court has damaged the credibility of the Spanish Monarchy.
The King’s overall popularity is also on the wane, largely thanks to his ill-advised expensive elephant trip holiday to Botswana last April, and the accident and rumours which followed didn’t do him any favours either. His Majesty has been in bad health also over the past few years, some politicians have called for the King to abdicate.
Then this week saw the release of a tell-all controversial book on the Princess of Asturias which was written by her own first cousin, David Rocasolano, the details of which have raised many an eyebrow.
Many are hoping that 2014 will be a better year for the embattled Spanish Monarchy.Filed under Spanish Royals
Tagged Books, Health, In-Laws, Infanta Cristina, Juan Carlos I, Legal Matters, Queen Letizia, Scandal, The Duke of Palma de Mallorca.