Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Juan Fell Down and Broke His Crown

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).

He was Spain’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 Europe and most hated personalities in Spain.

While the kingdom was in economic ruins, he was shooting guns in an elephant hunting game in Botswana, 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.

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. 

8 comments:

  1. Hindi ko pa din gets ang functions ng mga monarch personalities sa ekonomiya ng isang bansa... ... Pakiexplain sir trips... Padalhan kita ng kape at ensemada! Haha

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    1. Ganito yan. Para silang internet- not a necessity but you simply can't live without it.

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    2. haha gusto ko 'tong paliwanag mo :) nakakawili naman 'tong blog mo may mga juicy things pa tungkol sa monarchy! pero tingin ko nga, sobrang swak sa atin ang ganyang sistema. napaka-hilig natin sa ganyang may tinitingala at 'sinasamba' e

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    3. So true. Reyna sana natin ngayon si marian rivera. Hahahaha!

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  2. nyahaha hindi talaga maka relate ang isang commoner na katulad ko... Paumanhin po. lolz

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    1. We forgive you. We will not chop off your head. Hahaha!

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  3. Bilang isang hampaslupang commoner na tulad mo sinundan ko etong c JC nung prinsipe pa sya or hari na ba sya nun at dream ko na pag nagka-anak ako ng lalaki sabi ko papangalan ko ng name nya at JC ang nickname .
    Ang jologs ko no? Ha ha ha

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    1. IN fairness kay Su Alteza Real, he was quite handsome back then, even the Heir Presumptive is a true charming prince.

      And Ms. B, may I remind you not to categorize one among commoners. Although we do realize that we are not highly recognizable among the simple people of the archipelago.

      To make it easy, you may address us in our title

      His Illustrious Highness the Grande Prince of WHALES. hahaha!

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