Despite attending a prestigious Spanish private school, despite being privately tutored six hours a day over the summer at an estimated cost of 1.540€ a month, despite his mother being the only member of the Royal Family with a Profession (she’s a primary school teacher, speciality English language) the 16 year old fourth in line to the Spanish Throne is set to repeat with the other 13 years old in 2º de ESO for the Continue reading Prince Froilán set to repeat 2º of ESO for the third time
There’s a new investigative book out that’s rocking Spain (tomorrow, actually), which basically claims King Juan Carlos knew in advance about the 1981 (failed) military coup and even assisted it in order to cement his own power. The King is well known for facing down the military and returning power to Congress, ensuring that democracy triumphed. But is this really what happened, or did the King play both sides off against the middle to come Continue reading How much did King Juan Carlos know about the 23-F military coup? Did he cause it?
It was his first public appearance after his hip operation on the 21st of November, but King Juan Carlos gave a bad impression in his speech to the Armed Forces yesterday on the 6th January. Despite it being the shortest 6th Jan speech on record – under 10 minutes – the King stuttered, stammered, lost his place on several occasions and once even started to repeat himself. By the end of his speech he was Continue reading Explanations for “atrocious” Kings speech
King Juan Carlos has seen his approval rating plummet yet again, and for the first time in modern Spanish history, more than 50% of Spanish have said they don’t approve of a Monarch being Head of State. However, his son Prince Felipe has seen his handling of the corruption crisis striking at his sister and father improve his own ratings – 66% of the nation think he’s doing a good job, and 57% agree that Continue reading More than 50% want a Spanish Republic for first time in modern history
The King of Spain has appeared on the cover of Hola!, the Spanish edition of Hello! magazine. Naughty bloggers, of which DJ.info is proudly one, have commented that he seems a bit… photoshopped. A slightly less lined brow, and a strong posture from someone who can’t walk without a cane after two hip operations. He is looking fitter after loosing 14 kilos after his last operation. King Juan Carlos appears relaxed in an unusual sports Continue reading A somewhat photoshopped King Juan Carlos in Hola! magazine