Micahel Douglas and wife Diandra in Mallorca supervising the renovation of their newly acquired “dream house”// Spanish tenor Placido Domingo opening the glittering homage to Dame Magot Fonteyn at London’s Covent Garden; enthusiastic in their applause were Diana, the Princess of Wales, and Princess Margaret.// Paco Rabanne presenting his latest collection at Madrid’s fashionable Joy Eslava. //Spain’s Infanta Cristina celebrating her 25th birthday in New York and missing her uncle’s (ex King Constantine of Greece) 50th birthday party in London. Some 600 guests attended, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and Constantine’s sister and brother-in-law Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos I of Spain. . .
News about a paternity suit against King Juan Carlos, the diminishing joblessness in Spain, and former Mayor Juan Barranco’s taking an exit bow
The romantic story that turned vile has yet to stop unfolding. Reporters are scouring the field far and wide for plots and subplots. Still, nobody is seriously betting that the Infanta will finally divorce the villain in the story. She'd gone through worse before. UPDATE: On Monday, 24 January 2022, Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin issued a joint communique announcing their intention to "interrumpir su relación matrimonial (interrupt their matrimonial relationship)." The Infanta has finally reached the end of her rope.
It's been more than a year since Juan Carlos I left Spain (3 August 2020) following the financial scandal swirling around him. He lives in the United Arab Emirates, in a gilded cage, as some would say. He wants to return home. The fulfillment of that wish is in the hands of his son, King Felipe VI.
A GUIDEPOST Reprint
NEWS BRIEFS, MADRID, ZARAGOZA
By Greg Block 29 APRIL 1983
Ed’s note: Post-election party
In just a decade, the predictable two-party environment in Spain fractured into a wide breadth of parties and ideologies and may never revert to the what-had-once-been. This will certainly make for a more chaotic system, but a more interesting one as well.
News Briefs. Madrid: May Polls. Madrid: Dalí exhibition; Zaragoza: Ecologists save el Galacho
Why Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein made all those revelations about her affair with King Juan Carlos and his alleged murky businesses isn't known. Not yet anyway. What's for sure is that her confessions will have already done irreparable damage to the abdicant king.
A unique, rivetting, witty, and even hilarious account of the historic days immediately following the end of the 8-year negotiation for Spain's membership in the European Common Market: “It was difficult and freakish work.”