Originally Posted by acdc1
What is the uncertain situation in Spain?
There is NO uncertain situation in Spain.The reason TM or any other member of the RF didn't attend several Royal events abroad
was due to fatal accidents/killings of Spanish military/nationals abroad (recently in Yemen) that happened to coincide with the Royal
events elsewhere.As a rule the RF closes ranks and attends either the arrival ceremonies of the deceased or the funerals or borh.
The family feels they can't/shouldn't go out partying while the nation is in mourning but be there to comfort those affected.
A highly admirable attitude,but indeed,that is the reason they hardly ever attend at all or just a brief moment of the festivities.It has,unfortunately,happened quite often these past years,that either by ETA or other cowardice lunatics Spanish nationals were
badly wounded or died when they were about to fly out to a Royal event.
They do have many friends and are very close to most RF,especially the dutch RF to name one.