Tension in Zarzuela: Don Juan Carlos requests a meeting with Princess Leonor and the kings refuse

Not even the 7,500 kilometers that separate the emeritus from his son manage to iron out the rough edges between them. The last caused by the desire to Don Juan Carlos to meet with the princess eleanor before entering the Military Academy. According to his environment, he wants to offer her the same advice that he gave his son thirty years ago to apply during his stay in the Army, but don Felipetogether with queen letiziahas denied this request.

The emeritus, who already visited Sanxenxo at the beginning of August, intends to return to Spain next month, after participating in the 6M class World Championship that will take place between August 28 and September 8 on the island of Wright in the UK. The eighth Rey Juan Carlos I-El Corte Inglés Master Regatta in Sanxenxo, which starts on September 29, is the perfect excuse for his return. But beyond enjoying his passion for the sea, Don Juan Carlos wants to act as a grandfather and he has let his son know so. According to Esdiario, the emeritus would have requested to meet with Princess Leonor to give her advice on his military training, which begins on the 17th in Zaragoza.

The response of the kings has been a blunt negative: “Felipe is opposed to the grandfather meeting with Princess Leonor at these critical moments,” they say in the aforementioned newspaper. Their Majesties do not think a meeting between the grandfather and the granddaughter is “opportune”, taking into account that the former has open legal cases in London, as they believe that the contact could harm the image of the heiress, who will be sworn in as Bandera on the 7th of October. Days later, on the 31st, Leonor will be 18 years old and it will be then that she abides by the Constitution. She will do it in a solemn act that she will gather in the hemicycle of the Palace of the Courts to the Congress and the Senate in joint session. Grandpa, of course, has not been invited.