Don Juan Carlos pidió a su hija que renunciase, dice Ónega - La Nueva España - Diario Independiente de Asturias
Juan Carlos I a Felipe VI sobre la infanta Cristina: Déjamelo a mí que soy su padre - Noticias de Casas Reales
There is a new book on King JC, 'The man who would be King', by Fernando Onega.
The author claims that
- the infection in JC's hip was potentally fatal due to septicemia
- JC already thought of abdication in December 2010, but only pursued further in the spring of 2013 when he asked the head of casa real to find out the necessary details.
- After a desastrous appearance at Pascua Militar on Jan 6th 2014 JC started the process. On March 31, he informes the highest government officials.
- Several reasons that prompted the king to take the step to abdicate: willingness to make way for a new generation, deterioration of the image of the monarchy in the public and the health of the monarch. The journalist also adds a sense of loneliness and isolation that had the King, the relationship with the government of Mariano Rajoy was "little fluid", a bad communication.
- In the book, Ónega also ensures that the relationship between King Juan Carlos and Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein is broken and the relationship with Queen Letizia became better, there was at first a clash of characters that lasted for many years but now that relationship is cordial.