I imagine to Juan Carlos, King Emeritus, in any of the luxurious spaces where he now spends his days in Abu Dhbi, humming what he has decided to be the lyrics of his last bars: ‘The king’. And it is that attitudes, tremendously disrespectful not only towards the new head of state, but also towards what has been his own public figure, show a person who He has decided that even though he has neither a throne nor a queen, and very few who understand him; he is still the king.
The weekend getaway he made to the regattas of Sanxenxo was the best proof that Juan Carlos he has ceased to be the fine analyst of reality that once knew how to accompany the country towards a path of no return, democracy. And although there is now evidence that its role in the Transition may not be so decisive, that narrative of his legacy accompanied him nationally and internationally. From that capital he lived comfortably for more than 30 years as Campeche head of state, along with relations with the main international monarchies, which were tremendously useful in the field of international relations; and for example, Morocco. For all this, Juan Carlos knows very well that he is outside, but the day he dies, You will have to cry, cry and cry.
That’s why, the decision to accept the invitation to the funeral of Elizabeth II, the world necroevent of, at least, the decade, shows that the father of King Felipe VI has declared himself in rebellion against his own son, that punished him without an image on his escape to Spain last May. But also towards his own historical legacy, which he intends to erase through inappropriate acts that show that with money and without money, he always does what he wants, because He considers his word to be law.
The one who was King Juan Carlos, is now Juan Carlos, ‘The King’.
PS: This week has been the 50th birthday of Queen Letizia, one of the most professional people who is helping to regenerate the monarchical institution and its future. Those who most criticized it in its beginnings were the orthodox monarchists, the same ones who today applaud Juan Carlos in his acts of rebellion and those who today contribute most vigorously to the establishment of the republic in Spain.