Originally Posted by Alisa
Perhaps it's all an act? If he looks weaker and more frail he will garner more sympathies "Let the weak and old King come home!"
Just a thought
No. Don Juan Carlos is extremely frail, but like his brother-in-law King Constantine, he seems to avoid a wheelchair as long as possible. In the meantime King Constantine now is wheelchair-bound, as we saw at the recent wedding of his youngest son. My expectation is that Don Juan Carlos will follow suit.
Don Juan Carlos' late mother broke her hip in 1982 and the left femur in 1985, which forced her to use a wheelchair for the rest of her life. The association with his beloved mother bound to a wheelchair will most likely be part of the aversy against using it.