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Old 04-28-2019, 02:57 AM
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What is happening in Spain this weekend, that the former King should have been there?

There are elections today but i don't seee why that mean's that Juan Carlos has to bbee in Spain as he is no longer the reigning King.

It is also nice to see him and Sofia together.
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:03 AM
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Juan Carlos and Sofia are part of the Royal Family and live on the public budget. While the Spaniards are undecided and worried about who to vote for, they are enjoying leisure in another country ... and that image is bad for the Monarchy, because it shows indifference about what happens in the country.

These are not just general elections, they are elections with great restlessness and indecision, in which nobody really knows what the result will be... and after which the King will once again have an important role. Depending on the result, they can also be detrimental to the future of the Monarchy.

Nor is it normal that in a day of general elections King Felipe is the only adult of the Royal Family in Spain. Queen Letizia has an official trip, which the Government and the Royal House have decided to maintain despite elections and cyclones. And in those circumstances, Juan Carlos should have remained in the country.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:04 AM
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Juan Carlos and Sofia are part of the Royal Family and live on the public budget. While the Spaniards are undecided and worried about who to vote for, they are enjoying leisure in another country ... and that image is bad for the Monarchy, because it shows indifference about what happens in the country.

These are not just general elections, they are elections with great restlessness and indecision, in which nobody really knows what the result will be... and after which the King will once again have an important role. Depending on the result, they can also be detrimental to the future of the Monarchy.

Nor is it normal that in a day of general elections King Felipe is the only adult of the Royal Family in Spain. Queen Letizia has an official trip, which the Government and the Royal House have decided to maintain despite elections and cyclones. And in those circumstances, Juan Carlos should have remained in the country.
But Juan Carlos is the FORMER King, he will have no important role. And frankly, he stepped down because of brewing scandals, so just as well he is not there reminding people.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:12 AM
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JC could have done an Elder Statesman job, supporting and being at the service of his son and the institution. Sometimes he does that, but I guess there is always a personal motivation behind it, too. Basically JC does what he wants, when he wants it without thinking of possible implications on the image of the monarchy.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:25 AM
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Monarchy is the only safe thing in Spain right now. Juan Carlos can do what he wants, he is king emérito and I see no problem in him being abroad at this moment. Queen Letizia went on an official trip that was already scheduled and it was the government that decided to keep the trip. King Felipe VI does play an important role and therefore has to be in Spain to be attentive to everything that goes on.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:23 PM
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Precisely the absence of Queen Letizia, made it necessary that at least another adult of the family remain in Spain. She is fulfilling a commitment with another country that is going through a humanitarian crisis. And she probably is not excited about missing Sofia's birthday tomorrow either. But it is her obligation.

Pablo plays in the team since september, they have had many opportunities to go to Hanover (last week there was Easter holidays in Spain)... and they choose precisely this weekend...
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:26 PM
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Perhaps king Juan Carlos is back in Spain today as queen Letizia departs.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:31 PM
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Perhaps king Juan Carlos is back in Spain today as queen Letizia departs.

Exactly. And even if he is not there he can't influence the Elections. Do we know where the members of other royal Families are when there are elections in their countries (except for Belgium as they have to vote). Or the members of the spanish RF at other elections. We haven't also seen pictures of the King today so perhaps he is also out of the country but was not pictured.
And today was a game in the Quarter final so no ordinary game.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:42 AM
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King Juan Carlos and Felipe Juan Froilan attended the Red Bull Spain GP race at Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto circuit in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, on May 5:


** elmundo: El Rey Juan Carlos y su nieto Froilán, en las carreras de motos de Jerez **



And today, May 7, King Felipe and King Juan Carlos attended a meeting of the COTEC Europa 2019 in Naples, Italy:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** casareal: Encuentro COTEC Europa 2019 **
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:39 AM
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COTEC Europe Meeting in Naples

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Just curious why King Juan Carlos would also attend this event if King Felipe was speaking, etc.?
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Just curious why King Juan Carlos would also attend this event if King Felipe was speaking, etc.?
King Juan Carlos founded the Spanish Cotec in 1990.

Here's a video of the Meeting

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia attend the funeral chapel of Spanish politician Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba at the Congress of Deputies

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6RzZkoW0AA36rs.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6RzZkoWwAA7oL3.jpg
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And Infanta Elena

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Here's an article about their attendance:


** hola: Don Juan Carlos y doña Sofía acuden a dar al último adiós a Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba ** translation **
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King Felipe and King Juan Carlos attended a meeting with the Board of Trustees of "COTEC" in Madrid today, May 14:


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** casareal: Reunión del Patronato de la Fundación Cotec **
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King Juan Carlos, Infanta Elena and Victoria attended the Feria de San Isidro at the Monumental de Las Ventas bullring in Madrid today, May 15:


** Lovely photo of grandfather and granddaughter! **


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** look.okdiario: La imagen más tierna de don Juan Carlos y Victoria Federica **


** semana: Juan Carlos se derrite con su nieta Victoria Federica en Las Ventas **
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King Juan Carlos,Infanta Elena and Doña Victoria Federica are fast becoming a regular trio at these events.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:26 PM
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I really do not understand what happens with Victoria.

She is one year behind in her studies, all the young people of her school year are studying like crazy these days because they have final exams, if they do not pass the baccalaureate and after the specific exams, they will not be able to access the University. She will go to a private university that her grandparents will pay, she needs to pass the baccalaureate although I do not think she will take the university entrance exams.

She spent several days at the Feria de Abril, then at the Madrid Tennis Master and now at a bullfight ... when she studies?... Elena and Jaime have been a failure inculcating their children the value of study and effort ... then their grandparents arrive and pay a lot of money for private centers that give them a degree with little study.
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King Juan Carlos,Infanta Elena and Doña Victoria Federica are fast becoming a regular trio at these events.
They are! It’s been nice seeing Juan Carlos with his daughters’ children these past several weeks. Going by photos I’ve seen over the years, Victoria has always thought the world of her grandfather, and it seems her brother and the Urdangarin children have a similar sort of relationship with him.
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They are! It’s been nice seeing Juan Carlos with his daughters’ children these past several weeks. Going by photos I’ve seen over the years, Victoria has always thought the world of her grandfather, and it seems her brother and the Urdangarin children have a similar sort of relationship with him.
I agree. It's nice to see the three together. I wish Leonor and Sofia had a similar relationship with Juan Carlos - it seems he doesn't seem to pay much attention to Felipe's family as he does his other descendants.
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