name is already dizzy: Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein. Blonde princess, she is 47, bright eyes, a mouth hemmed to smile, and she accompanied the king during the elephant hunt, during which he fell. And fauta. It is the revelation that comes, again, shake the confidence he tries to restore. The king has not only misled the Queen, his wife, but an entire country. One country to the brink, that Europe amount to further strengthen its austerity measures. Pandora's box opened: the king continues to see it empty. After the divorce of his eldest daughter Elena, then the corruption scandals that have plagued his son Iñaki Urdangarin, and then he had asked the Spaniards to adopt an "exemplary behavior", now are now exposed his marital problems. The taboo has blown. At the same time that hardens and modernizing the Spanish company, which no longer knows which way or how monarch to turn. The king is no longer sacrosanct. And the secrets of Punch have no right of citizenship. The times are too hard. Some behaviors can not be accepted without being reported. "People had for him a warm and affectionate indulgence, says Caroline Pigozzi, a senior reporter for Paris Match, which has often followed. Because he was very open, accessible, friendly, and not just confined to the middle. This is not a Bourbon boring. Beyond its role as a statesman, his power was also in sympathy. "
This is the Italian newspaper "La Stampa" that chopping first, after a few allusions to Spanish radio: "Spain has two queens, he writes. The official, Sofia, 73, married since 1962 with Juan Carlos, and the informal, the blonde princess Corinna and provocative [...], mistress since four years of the sovereign as "lady-killer" throughout Europe. "In the aftermath, the German magazine" Bild "is one of its beautiful. Lover of sailing sports, she would close the king in 2006 at the Laureus Sports Award in Barcelona. Born a commoner, a German and Danish, Corinna Larson, her maiden name, grew up in Ditzingen, a small town in southern Germany, into a wealthy family. His father is representative for all of Europe from the Brazilian airline Varig. After her first marriage to Philip Atkins, a wealthy British entrepreneur, she had a daughter, Nastasia, in 1992, she is engaged for a time with Gert-Rudolf Flick, a family member owns the automotive giant Mercedes. This is his second marriage, in 2000, with Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, that Corinna acquired his title of nobility. The couple separated in 2005, three years after the birth of their baby boy, Alexander. In 2007, the Princess accompanied the king during an official trip to Saudi Arabia as a strategic consultant the Spanish delegation. Since then, she would be the aristocrat most often present when traveling, sometimes to represent the sovereign abroad. CEO of the travel agency Sporting Boss and Company, a subsidiary of the largest manufacturer of rifles from the United Kingdom, which organizes safaris precisely, it is the cause of this trip to Botswana. She lives in Madrid for many years, a few miles from downtown, in a house in the residential area of El Pardo, near the mountain of the same name, game reserve where the sovereigns of Spain once liked to go.
Discretion and restraint of Sofia contrast with the attitude of her rival outrageous
"Poor Queen Sofia! How can she bear this Don Juan? "Wonders" Bild ". May 14, Juan Carlos and Sofia have celebrated their golden wedding. But the heart will not beat the Spaniards in these ceremonies to celebrate the life of a couple who, precisely, no one believes. On the website of Spanish newspaper "El Pais", one of the most read paper is a short few lines titled "The fifteen minutes of the Queen." Fifteen minutes is the time it spent Sofia at the bedside of her husband when he was hospitalized after his repatriation to Africa. In this paper, "El Pais", always very discreet - like all major national newspapers - with regard to the monarchy, suggests that the king was "accompanied" in Botswana, and discusses the effective separation, but unofficial, Juan Carlos and Sofia. Sofia, whose discretion, restraint and the poses of first communion, on the official photos, contrast with the exuberance and outrageous attitude of the rival. Sofia, whose dignity is affected. When corruption scandals that have affected her son, she had angered the king, displaying to his daughter Cristina, in Washington, choosing to show as a mother, ignoring the official distancing of the monarch with his son. She is the one who wants to continue to give the image of a united family. If they spent Christmas Eve together, the King and Queen are celebrating the new year separately for a long time. Recently, the king, who had described his wife as "very professional" in a book by Jose Luis de Vilallonga, was even allowed in public, to joke about it. A month ago, during a presentation of scholarships to the Central Bank, where he said that youth unemployment made him "lose sleep", he called on Sofia not to cut him off, before He added: "It is clear that she prefers music. "
"This is probably the most single women from Spain. A woman scorned, hurt, "said the journalist Pilar Eyre, author of an unauthorized biography entitled" The solitude of the Queen. " Pilar Eyre is one of the first to have blown the taboos surrounding the king's infidelity. It cost him his job at the television station TeleCinco. "Apart from his brothers and cousin Tatiana Radziwill, said the journalist, the queen has few friends. We do not understand her coldness if you do not know his weaknesses. It is not considered a Spanish and does not behave as such. She did not arrive, she remains a stranger. It is admirable that she could become a great queen with a private life so hard. During the thirteen years they lived under the supervision of Franco, Juan Carlos had to have clean hands. The Caudillo had asked the army chief to draft a code of conduct for the king remained loyal to the queen. But the dictator's death was released from these constraints. Women falling at his feet, and he began to seize opportunities. "Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain had decreed that Spaniards were bad husbands but that
Bourbons were the worst of all. According to the journalist, Juan Carlos would have been more than 1,500 mistresses, including the dancer Barbara Rey and designer Marta Gaya, nicknamed "the Iberian Pompadour", a native of Majorca, where the royal family's summer residence, and that he attended during the 90s. But also the singer and actress Sara Montiel, with which the Queen Sofia would have surprised in 1976 in the country house of a friend in Toledo. Sofia would be part of a few weeks in India with her children. Since then, the couple would separate room.
This biography will even evoke the "attendance" of the king with a young performer of 25 years, during his convalescence, last year, after removal of a benign tumor in his lung. The young woman, German, would be called Julia, and students would speak five or six languages. Madrid, Juan Carlos would have accompanied it in many trips abroad as well as in competitions. Sport and royalty no longer sufficient to excite the Spanish people. The machine does not work fantasies. Worse, it has disappointed, betrayed, deceived. Full dose of austerity, even Real Madrid and Barca can no longer win. And they too will have to pay. Clubs should the tax authorities some 675 million euros according to the National Sports Council, 752 million euros according to the Government. The Spanish grandees, pitiful, have their heads down. The monarch no longer represents the reliability, robustness. He even apologized. And football was a dream that the Spanish threat to disgust. Faced with this crisis that has devastated the only Euro 2012 gives them yet, despite everything, a reason for hope.