Juan Carlos I, his Catalan scale, the prostate, taxes and the hidden battle with Zarzuela

Juan Carlos I wages a battle of negotiations against the apparatus that tries to decontaminate the Crown from those who infect its image. Moncloa and Zarzuela are fighting against time to avoid the visit of the Emeritus to Barcelona, ​​a stopover that they are trying to stop or, at least, hide from public opinion.

We anticipated for the first time on April 10 that King Juan Carlos intended to pass through Barcelona on his imminent visit to Spain before heading to Galicia and participating in the Sanxenxo regattas. We also explained the reasons for that fate of the father of Philip VI.

As we have published, the Emeritus will leave Abu Dhabi for a few days, where he has lived for years, to participate with El Bribón in the nautical competition on April 19, but it is very relevant the catalan scale that wants to be avoided or at least hidden because it is the place where the media battle is now being fought between Zarzuela and the Government on the one hand and the hosts of the King Juan Carlos.

You have been asked to be discreet and do not summon the fanfare and cameras that made your previous visit, just a year ago, a vanity fair, putting you in focus enough to open the news for several days while you were cheered by the town in the smell of crowds. But if they acclaimed him in Galicia, Barcelona could be worse.

The reality is that on this occasion Don Juan Carlos has once again lit the fuse of the national debate, filtering through Fernando Ónega or Susanna Griso (via María Zurita) the intentions of returning to the place of sin media, the one that cost him the scolding in his own son’s palace, meeting behind closed doors with Don Juan Carlos in Zarzuela for four hours and not letting him stay to sleep in the palace.

The same trip that infuriated the Government, from where it was publicly claimed to apologize for its conduct, “not exemplary”, no matter how much it has dodged the onslaught of the courts, either by paying what it owed by regularizing its tax situation, or thanks to its inviolability at the time he was head of state or thanks to prescriptions, that is, misdeeds that time forces us to forgive, according to the law. In addition, there are the successive appearances of ex-lovers, of Corinna and her London trials, to Bárbara Rey, who has gone into full action, with series, documentaries and a whole festival of scandals in prime time.

“Juan Carlos can come whenever he wants and even reside here: he is the one who does not want to stay in his country”

The summary of that real fight is that in the future Juan Carlos did not make noise, that his presence on his visits to Spain was at least discreet; but he was not told not to come. In fact, a palace source of absolute solvency confirms that “the King can come to Spain whenever he wants”, and adds that “he can even reside here”, and explains that “it is Don Juan Carlos who does not want to stay in his country”. .

The source does not specify the reasons why the former monarch does not return to settle in Spain when “he is free to do so whenever he wants”. But we understand that he has to do with his fortune and his tax obligations, since in Abu Dhabi there are no taxes that require you to account for your wealth and your income. What’s more, at 85 years of age, his fabulous will becomes relevant, from which several members of his family, such as his daughters and grandchildren, will benefit as heirs, and it is not convenient for them to receive in Spain the immense legacy that is going to be distributed because it is much easier to hide the grandeur of that fortune away from the surveillance of Maria Jesus Montero or the Minister of Finance that the time has come. Some experts estimate that we are talking about two billion euros. Let’s not forget that those famous 65 million euros that he gave Corinna are a tiny tip of the iceberg that leaked to public opinion. It seems logical to think that whoever can give away that amount has an exponentially greater wealth.

Saudi Arabia’s tax system is much better for him

But that don Juan Carlos wants for that reason tax Having your residence in the Persian Gulf does not mean that you have lost your attachment to Spain, your family, some of your friends and your hobbies, be they sports, bullfighting or culinary. The battle between the officers who protect the Crown and the environment, still very powerful, of juancarlismo It becomes almost evident despite the machinery that works piecemeal to hide the blisters that the former king raises among politicians, or the discrepancies, disagreements and family ups and downs. They are two opposite poles that represent the Yin and the Yang of an institution that bases an essential part of its own existence on images.

On one side we have Felipe VI, Letizia and their daughters. We can add Queen Sofia, whose professionalism made in Germany It makes her resistant to almost any humiliation or scandal, be it the umpteenth affair of her husband’s skirts, her daughter Cristina and her son-in-law or the resounding row at Easter mass with her daughter-in-law.

On the other side of the board are those who remain, those who certainly do not add up in this work of construction and maintenance of an exemplary, faultless, close, and arrogant Monarchy, although not easygoing either. In this tale, the four horsemen of the Apocalypse that stain the vertex of our form of State are not War, Famine, Plague and Death, but there is something in this story of war, without a doubt. Iñaki Urdangarin, Froilán the party, his sister the influencer Victoria Federica and don Juan Carlos they ride against the admirable conduct of the Head of State, his wife, the heiress to the Throne and the Infanta Sofía. But only one of the four horsemen still belongs to the Royal Family today and his name is Juan Carlos I.

Stopping this horse is a priority and, if it cannot be stopped, the goal is to at least minimize the impact of its actions. The Barcelona scale of the Emeritus, advanced on April 10 by this digital, should not be advertised. A notorious presence of Juan Carlos I in Barcelona It could be much more harmful than its passage through the Pontevedra municipality of Sanxenxo for obvious reasons. The king has as much right to go to the Catalan capital as any citizen, but on the other hand, it would be terrible if his presence woke up the monster of independence or raised dust in the streets, especially with little more than a month to go before the municipal and regional elections that they are coming In addition, Barcelona is the place where his daughter the Infanta Cristina and her son-in-law Iñaki Urdangarin built the palace of his sin of corruptions and the casoplon de Pedralbes was a monument to the blue blood corruption that did so much damage and did and still does to the institution today.

Destination of your cures with great medical specialists

But Barcelona is also, as we explained when giving the news of this secret stopover of Don Juan Carlos, a very desirable destination for the former head of state because the former monarch has historically cured his ills there, through the best health centers in the Catalan capital. He has visited Don Juan Carlos Barcelona on many occasions for health reasons. He has always gone to the planas clinic, which was his reference health center for years. The previous head of the state of the sanatorium only changed when Manuel Sanchez, one of the pioneers in anti-aging medicine, he founded his own clinic and took his illustrious patient with him. Six years ago now, Dr. Sánchez founded his own center and in December 2019 we learned that the King was there.

Years ago, in 2010, also in Barcelona, ​​the emeritus underwent an intervention in the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona at the hands of Dr. Laureano Molins for the removal of a nodule in the right lung, whose study allowed us to rule out the existence of malignant cells. On September 30, Zarzuela certified that he had fully recovered.

In 2001 he also underwent surgery in the Catalan capital to remove varicose veins from his right leg at the Sant Josep clinic in Barcelona. Every year Don Juan Carlos visited that clinic for annual check-ups, many of them related to the urinary system. In fact, the King was treated there the prostate exams, and at 85 years of age it is absolutely logical that it requires periodic reviews.

And in Barcelona is where his grandson is Pablo Urdangarin (eighth in line to the throne), whom he already went to see play in Sanxenxo last year, and his dear friend is there Josep Cusí, the Catalan shipowner whom he met more than 40 years ago, and who is recovering at almost 89 years of age from a stroke. In the fall of 2017, days before the illegal referendum on October 1, Don Juan Carlos visited Cusí in the mansion that the owner owns in La Cerdanya. The Emeritus arrived by helicopter from Madrid. On that occasion the two friends spent the day walking through the valley, and ate in a restaurant in Baltarga.

However, an image of Don Juan Carlos in Barcelona can set off a spark of riots that is not at all appetizing for the Government or for Zarzuela. They will therefore try to avoid this visit at all costs or, at least, to hide it from the eyes of the cameras because that photo would be much worse than the one taken in London at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, where it coincided with the current Kings, Felipe and Letizia. In Athens, at the farewell to his brother-in-law, Constantine I, a father-son kiss was leaked, which was even beautiful. And in Paris, where he was invited by Mario Vargas Llosa, and also met President Emmanuel Macron, there was no danger of revolutions because the Bourbons had not been guillotined in Paris for 230 years, where they came from after a thousand years of monarchy. French. Another thing is that in Barcelona sparks fly if one appears.