Answer to dKaren, Duchess of Badajoz thread:
I would say the three siblings have had a very close relationship,especially in the last few years. Both JC and Pilar cared a lot about their younger sister.
About K JC
Let's not forget JC's childhood: as a young boy he was sent from exile to his own country as a pawn for his father to become the king and so win the match .He deserves some merit for the good things he did. He made many mistakes,true, but it is a pity his reign will forever be overshadowed by , mainly, his private "errors of judgement" , as indefensible as they may be.
Maybe that was true decades ago, but IMO the latter part of his reign will be characterized by his multiple abuses of his power and the public trust. Rightly or wrongly, his earlier achievements will be overshadowed by his character flaws.
Poor Felipe got handed a very bad situation, both from his father and his sister, and the fact that he turned it around so quickly is a testament to him.