Adios, España: The worst ending for a good King
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The abdicated King Don Juan Carlos leaves Spain after agreeing to a statement with Felipe VI written in mid-July. He claims to make the decision calmly and his son values ”his legacy and political work”. Sánchez’s chief of staff, Iván Redondo, has been working with Zarzuela for months to reach a consensus on this step.
“Your Majesty, dear Philip.” With these words begins the letter in which Don Juan Carlos communicated to Felipe VI his decision to move his residence outside of Spain, specifically there is speculation that his first destination could be the Dominican Republic. With a missive of just a handful of lines, a process carried out in perfect coordination between Zarzuela and Moncloa culminated since the first headlines of the campaign against the architect of the Constitution began to hammer.
The Chief of Staff of President Sánchez, Iván Redondo, and the Chief of Protocol of the General Secretariat of the House of His Majesty the King, Arturo Martínez Serrano have been the trusted representatives of the Government and the Royal House, respectively, who have carried out a whole process.
It was decided in early July and designed in detail in the middle of the same month. We have waited for the Kings to finish their tour of the Autonomous Communities to run this new firewall with which they try to distance even more if possible the two heads of state that our country has had since the transition.
King (Rey) Juan Carlos I carried out yesterday what he himself described as the last act of service to Spain and the Crown, a “thoughtful decision” that will lead him to move to live outside of Spain due to what he himself defined as the public repercussion of ” certain past events of my private life, ”as Zarzuela reported at the stroke of six in the afternoon yesterday in a historic statement.
I know of the melancholic paradox that Don Juan Carlos was born in the midst of the seizure of the Civil War in January 1938 in Rome and, after 82 years, he will return abroad to help his son’s work at the head of the State not be seen damaged by a smear campaign to which it has been subjected for months.
In this way, in the crucial paragraph of the communiqué, the previous Head of State explained the reasons that led him to make this decision: With the same desire for service to Spain that inspired my reign and in the face of the public repercussion that certain Past events of my private life, I wish to express to you my absolute availability to contribute to facilitating the exercise of your functions, from the tranquillity and calmness that your high responsibility requires. My legacy, and my own dignity as a person, is what they demand of me ”.
The substance and form of the decision of Don Juan Carlos evoke the resignation of the dynastic rights of Don Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona, on May 14, 1977.
Although the statement did not specify where Don Juan Carlos will go, hours after he came to light it emerged that the father of the current Monarch left Spain yesterday Monday shortly after sending the letter to his son. At press time Zarzuela had not confirmed this point. Be that as it may, evidencing that it is a consensual decision with his son in the same statement, the response of the current Monarch is recorded.
King Don Felipe transmits to his father “his heartfelt respect” and his “gratitude for his decision”. Then Don Felipe wanted “to highlight the historical importance of his father’s reign as a legacy and political and institutional work of service to Spain and democracy” and at the same time he wanted to “reaffirm the principles and values on which it is based, within the framework of our Constitution and the rest of the legal system».
Don Juan Carlos’s decision has hardly come by surprise. The fine rain of biased headlines caused by leaks of people investigated both in Spain and in Switzerland in relation to the alleged collection of illegal commissions for the award to Spanish companies of the construction of the high-speed train line between Meca and Media was rated “disturbing” and “disturbing” by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, at the press conference held in Moncloa with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on July 8.
It was on that occasion that an explicit allusion was made to “future measures” that the House of HM the King would carry out to distance himself from the previous Head of State, an extreme to which Sánchez “thanked” Felipe VI.
The Government has allowed Zarzuela to choose the moment and tone in which a decision has been made public, which was also unequivocally advanced by Vice President Calvo at the exit of the state tribute held in Plaza de la Armory of the Royal Palace on July 16.
During these weeks, it had been speculated that Don Juan Carlos stopped living in what has been her residence since before she was even King of Spain, the Zarzuela Palace. It is in this official residence where his son exercises his work as Head of State and where both Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía have spent the months of the pandemic.
Although the possibility of Don Juan Carlos moving to the Pardo palace was studied, this solution was ruled out for security-related reasons. Finally, the decision adopted by Don Juan Carlos himself will be to reside abroad, an end that has the approval of the Government and from which more details will surely be known in the coming days before the arrival of the Kings to Palma next weekend.
The emotional tone that permeated the entire Don Juan Carlos letter is especially evident in its last lines. The architect of the transition assures that he makes this decision with “deep feeling, but with great serenity” and says goodbye to his son Felipe VI.
It is precisely at the farewell that the parallelism with the 1977 scene between the Count of Barcelona and his son becomes more evident. «With my loyalty always. With the affection and affection of always, your father» Source La Razon
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