Who is the German Princess Spain is speaking about?
Angebliche Affäre von Juan Carlos: Wer ist diese Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein? - Royals - Bild.de
After the elephant crisis now puts King Juan Carlos (74) alleged affair with the German Princess Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein (47) in the Spanish media in the spotlight. Who is the woman who confuses the Spanish royal family like that?
Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein was the daughter of the Danish manager Bönning Finn Larsen († 88) to the world. She is born in Frankfurt am Main, where her father had worked as European Director of Varig Brazilian airline.
She got her title by her marriage with Prince Casimir of Sayn-Wittgenstein (36). Casimir's family was on the wedding plans with a much older Civil anything but pleased. Nevertheless, the couple married in 2000, initially in a civil ceremony in London.
One year later a church wedding in Salzburg, after her first marriage with Philip Atkins had been annulled. By him she had a daughter in 1992, Natassi. With Prince Casimir, the princess a son. The marriage with the prince was only five years.
Corinna does not come without controversy . To some, it is "title-hunter and money." She was romantically involved with including the billionaire Gert-Rudolf ("Muck") Flick.
The rumor that the relationship between King Juan Carlos and Princess Corinna is more than just friendship, circulates throughout Spain for some time. Well out of respect for the throne holder of the affair in the Spanish gossip press has been concealed until now though. In her book, "The Loneliness of the Queen," the journalist Pilar Eyre's alleged relationship of the couple, however themed detail.
Again and again, the attractive blonde on the side of the Spanish king seen, accompanied the King to travel abroad regularly. Her passion is hunting and sailing, these hobbies she shares with Juan Carlos. They say the two had once met on a sailing competition in Spain.
In May 2006, the king publicly for the first time with Princess Corinna on in the "Laureus Sports Awards" in Barcelona. That same year, Juan Carlos with her to his cousin, Duke Carl of Württemberg (75). According to the Spanish portal "El confidencial" she's ever even occurred as a representative of the monarch, in a meeting with the Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
Since 2010 she has a residence in Madrid, which is located very close to the Zarzuela Palace - where Juan Carlos lives with his wife Sofia. In Africa, the princess regularly organizes hunts for millionaires and aristocrats. They should also have been planned by the elephant-hunting for Juan Carlos.