His Royal Highness Juan Carlos I is stepping down to give way to his son Su Alteza Real the Crown Prince Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos Los Santos de Borbon y de Grecia.
|King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. Photo from royalcorrespondent.com|
Yeah, I’m a royal observer, or better known as the geek of boring matters.
So what? Wapakels lang ang iba. Pero as an Asian royalist, I’m deeply affected by this turn of events, especially for us (the hampaslupang commoners, and people like me, nobles in their own delusional world).
’s hero when the
nation came out of the shadows of General Franco’s dictatorship. But recently
he became one of the most vilified crown heads of Spain Europe and most hated
personalities in . Spain
While the kingdom was in economic ruins, he was shooting guns in an elephant hunting game in
, or he was,
allegedly, shooting his gun inside some German countess. Not to mention the
corruption cases her daughter the Infanta Cristina of Spain in which she
allegedly employed a Filipino-style of embezzling money. Botswana
He is to be replaced by the dashing and more popular Prince Felipe. As the
Vatican Court is being
revived with the populist reforms of His Holiness the Pope Francis I, the
future king would probably do the same. But as the crisis rages on, the call
for the fall of the House of Bourbon is getting louder than ever.
I believe it will affect the European politics and inflict more instability economically and socially speaking. But more than that, it’s really sad for me to see royal houses lose their significance in the hearts of people.