Gossip Abounds

The gossip surrounding the Spanish Royal Family grew dramatically this week with the release of a new book by Spanish historian and Royal chronicler Pilar Urbano.

Essentially she says the King tried to oust former Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez, who recently died.

As a result, she says, the Don Juan Carlos inadvertently sparked the infamous 1981 coup attempt, which the King is credited with having put down.

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Spain’s Royal Household and its political establishment have dismissed the allegations and have come in the King’s defense.

Also this week media outlets reported reforms aimed at making litigation against Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia go straight to the Supreme Court.

Queen Sofia touring a biological reserve this week. © Agencia EFE
Queen Sofia touring a biological reserve this week.
© Agencia EFE

King Juan Carlos cannot be taken to court. He is, by the Constitution, inviolable.

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