The magazine ¡HOLA! has been keeping an eye on the Spanish Royals and their Holiday comings and goings.
They recently spotted Infanta Cristina and her sister Infanta Elena with their children at El Prado Museum in Madrid. Also with them, according to the magazine, was Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, a family friend.
¡HOLA! noted how happy Infanta Cristina looks despite her recent troubles, mainly her husband’s ongoing corruption investigation.
The magazine earlier this month caught members of the Royal Family, including Queen Sofia and Princess Letizia, at the theater in Madrid.
¡HOLA! noted that it was the first time that Infanta Cristina, the Duchess of Palma, and Princess Letizia, the Princess of Asturias, are photographed together in many months.
The corruption issue has reportedly divided them. Letizia and her husband, Prince Felipe, the future King and Queen, are concerned about its effects on the Monarchy as an institution.
Many Spanish nobles, particularly those bearing one of the highest titles in the Kingdom — that of “Grandee” — are constantly fighting each other in court and in the press over the privilege to hold such title.
Newspaper El País recently highlighted several ongoing controversies over who is the rightful bearer of certain hereditary titles. King Juan Carlos only rarely grants titles of nobility, which are regulated by the Constitution, making them more coveted.
Lola Galán noted that Spanish peers no longer have certain special privileges like carrying diplomatic passports or serving in an upper house of parliament.
At least they get to be called “cousin” by the King.