The book “King Corp. El imperio nunca contado de Juan Carlos I” (King Corp. The untold empire of Juan Carlos I), written by Spanish journalists José María Olmo and David Fernández, has attracted attention at the Madrid Book Fair. The work is on its way to its third edition, which shows the interest it has aroused.
In a recent interview with the Spanish portal Monarquía Confidencial, one of its authors, José María Olmo, revealed that during the investigation into the finances of the emeritus king, they discovered information about the existence of a fourth daughter of Juan Carlos, named Alejandra.
Is the story of a fourth daughter of King Juan Carlos true?
After several clues were revealed in the book about the characteristics of the mysterious daughter of the former king, several journalists found the identity of the woman: Alejandra Rojas.
Alejandra de Rojas made a statement about the accusations of being the daughter of King Juan Carlos: “The news that have been published are unfounded and cause almost irreparable damage to my family and of course to me”, Spanish media assured that the woman was considering putting the case in the hands of her lawyers.
The authors of the controversial book assure that they do not expect to face a lawsuit from Alejandra as they are confident in the solidity of their evidence.
Olmo does not understand how it has been possible for such surprising secrets to have remained hidden for so long. He believes that Spaniards had a right to know of the existence of a fourth daughter, though not necessarily her identity.
The authors have faced pressures for the book not to see the light of day, but they maintain the solidity of their sources and the thoroughness of the information gathered, evidence that supports their claims, and assure that many people knew this information but did not dare to reveal it.
The Zarzuela has not said anything
Although no television network has vetoed the book, Olmo points out that they have experienced hostility from sectors close to the king emeritus. However, La Zarzuela has not contacted the authors to deny or criticize their research. Olmo makes it clear that the book is not directed against the monarchy as a whole, but rather focuses on the excesses that have brought the emeritus Juan Carlos to the brink.
According to Olmo, it was important to publish the book while Juan Carlos was still alive so that he would have the opportunity to read it and defend himself.
He acknowledges that there are those who would prefer that these revelations remain hidden because they are uncomfortable. Although they do not go into the figure of Felipe VI, Olmo speculates that his son intervened to convince Juan Carlos I to abdicate since his polemics affected the stability of Spain, but this aspect is not narrated in the book.
Who designed the cover of the book?
The authors also highlight the relevance of the book’s cover, designed by Artur Galocha, who works at the Washington Post. According to Olmo, the cover reflects in a striking way the wild side of the king emeritus that hides behind his official image. The book has been well received by readers and the publisher, and a second edition has already been published, while a third is in preparation.