As a Spanish citizen–ahem–permanent resident, some might wonder why I neglect to cover the only remaining Bourbones in power. Here’s a good reason why:
Well, it seems 2013 is not off to a good start for His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Mr. Diego Torres, who is being charged with fraud and corruption along side his former Instituto Nóos business partner, Mr. Iñaki Urdangarín (son-in-law of His Majesty), is threatening to release a “… series of emails that would bring down the Spanish monarchy…” unless prosecutors “… cut a deal to protect him from a prison sentence.”
The emails, some of which have already been released to the Spanish media, involves the old king’s “alleged” mistress, Ms. Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein. You remember her, right? She was the one who arranged and attended the lavish $58,000 elephant slaughtering trip to Botswana last year in which His Majesty broke his hip.
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