King Juan Carlos I will meet for the first time with his son, Felipe VI, this Monday almost two years after the emeritus left Spain. This Sunday, the emeritus has answered journalists for the first time about that meeting in Zarzuela and about whether he will give explanations about his controversies.
In a video broadcast by La Sexta, a journalist asks through the car window “what are you going to say to your son” when you see him. "Excuse me?" Said the emeritus, who had lowered the window when he saw the press, asking the driver of the car to stop for a moment. "What would you say to your son?", He has responded to the reporter, to whom he has also confirmed that he is "very much" looking forward to seeing King Felipe.
"And are you going to give any kind of explanations?" The journalist continues asking. "Explanations of what?", She answers with the car already in motion while she hears how she laughs.
Father and son have not seen each other in all this time and it has only transpired that they have had a telephone conversation. This took place just a week ago, on May 15, and was motivated by the fact that the king traveled to Abu Dhabi, where his father has his residence, to convey condolences for the death of the president of the United Arab Emirates.
About 400 people, half of whom were friends, neighbors and tourists and the other half journalists, received the King Emeritus on the Pontevedra coast on his return to Spain last Friday. The former monarch, who in these four days has not made any statements beyond a comment to journalists' questions about his condition and how he was living his return, has acknowledged this Sunday that what he expects from tomorrow's day is "many hugs and see the family.”
will be back in June
The mayor of Sanxenxo (Pontevedra), Telmo Martín, also stated this Sunday that the king emeritus himself has confirmed that he will return to this town from June 10 to participate in more regattas for the celebration of the World Cup sailing in the six meter category, in which he is the current champion with his boat “Bribón 500”.