Spain’s ex-king led ‘double life’ with German aristocrat
Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos had an affair with a German aristocrat for the last 10 years of his reign, according to a new book about the monarch’s “double life” that is flying off Spanish bookshelves.
The king, who gave up the throne in June 2014 in favor of his son Felipe, was in a romantic relationship with Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and “for a long time” thought of divorcing his wife Sofia, author Ana Romero said at the book’s presentation in Madrid on Wednesday.
Romero, a former royal correspondent for the El Mundo daily, said the pair met in 2004. She told journalists at the book launch that reports suggest their illicit relationship ended shortly after his abdication.