More Drama for His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

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:

King Juan IWell, 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.

Click here to read an article about this latest drama from the Telegraph newspaper.  If you read Spanish click herehere and 

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