Several Spanish news outlets have in recent days released leaked recordings from a German aristocrat said to have dated King Juan Carlos.
Corinna Larsen Adkins, also known as Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, has for years caused controversy in Spain and helped lead to Don Juan Carlos’ abdication.
Now, recordings from 2015 leaked by a disgraced businessman and former commissar, suggest the King used her as a figurehead for properties.
Leftist parties have called for an investigation of King Juan Carlos, but so far major parties and news outlets have given the issue scant or no attention.
The recordings also suggest Don Juan Carlos may have had money or properties hidden abroad, and may have taken advantage of an amnesty with tax authorities.
King Felipe was in Russia today for the World Cup game between Spain and Russia.
The King worked to comfort the Spanish team after a lackluster showing and elimination.
King Felipe also took the opportunity to meet with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev.
King Felipe welcomed a sizable U.S. congressional delegation to Zarzuela Palace on Friday.
The Royal Household did not release details of the encounter, which included U.S. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
All is well in the Spanish Royal Household. That’s the message from King Felipe after visiting his father at the hospital following an operation this weekend.
A supposed spat between Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia made international news soon after Easter.
On Saturday, they were both all smiles as their went into the La Moraleja Hospital in Madrid.
The controversy was over images appearing to show Queen Letizia blocking Queen Sofia from posing for pictures with Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia.
Notably, on Saturday Queen Sofia walked holding both her young granddaughters’ hands. Other members of King Juan Carlos and King Felipe’s family also showed up.
Queen Letizia today made her first public appearance since controversy erupted over an apparent spat with Queen Sofia.
On Eastern Sunday, Queen Letizia apparently prevented Queen Sofia from posing for pictures with Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia.
Spanish society and royal watchers have been divided in their response, many condemning Queen Letizia as mean, inflexible, petty and un-royal.
During an event on disabilities today, the queen greeted the public but did face at least one heckler.
A friend of the queen told media outlets Her Majesty was concerned, surprised and hurt about the controversy.
Members of the Spanish Royal Family were in Palma de Mallorca today for Easter services at the cathedral there.
It’s the first time in several years that King Juan Carlos, who turned 80 earlier this year, attended the services.
In the coming days, the family will commemorate the anniversary of the death of Infante Juan, Don Juan Carlos’ father.
Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau confronted King Felipe during a dinner yesterday to welcome this year’s Mobile World Congress in the city.
The mayor refused to formally welcome the King because she sees him as supporting police action against last year’s illegal referendum on Catalan independence. She told him so this week.
The King, according to sources and media outlets, responded that his role was to support the Spanish Constitution and the Catalan statute of autonomy.