Juan Carlos’s regattas, in the air: “First he has to see his doctors”

Eight days ago we saw the emeritus in London, holding his son’s arm Philip VI leaving Windsor Chapel, where European royalty paid tribute to the deceased Constantine of Greece. Some images that did not go unnoticed, not only because of the closeness between father and son after years apart but also because of the vulnerability they showed. Don Juan Carlos. His dream of returning to the sea and participating in the Sanxenxo regattas led him to follow a strict diet and exercise program whose good results were notable last summer. However, the monarch’s 86 years take their toll.

Next week, Don Juan Carlos will return to Spain for the regatta Sailing King’s Cup. His intention was to participate in the competition with his team, but that decision does not depend on him but on his doctors: “The first thing he will do is visit his trusted doctors. If his doctors authorize it, he will go out to train and on Saturday will compete in the Bribón”, they have assured in This is life.

What you can do, without a doubt, is enjoy the company of friends like Pedro Campos, the president of the Nautical Club who hosts him in Sanxenxo. It is likely that Infanta Elena will also travel, who usually accompanies her father in these activities whenever his schedule allows it. The last time, we even got to see her sister, Infanta Margarita, with her husband Luis Zurita and her daughter María de ella, very close to her uncle Juan Carlos.

What about Abu Dhabi in Ginebra?

The health of the emeritus, at 86 years old, is delicate and his absence last weekend at the funeral of his nephew Fernando Gómez Acebo was much commented on. In fact, there is much information that suggests that Don Juan Carlos is preparing his move to Geneva, since he no longer faces the long flights from Abu Dhabi as before. Now that his presence in Spain is beginning to become ‘normal’, he wants to be closer to his family and friends to visit them more often and accompany them if the situation requires it.

In Geneva, he would also be accompanied by his daughter, Infanta Cristina, who has lived in Switzerland since 2013.