Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y Borbón, better known as Froilán, is diligently preparing to participate in the organization of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).
That job was entrusted to him by his boss, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, a close friend of King Emeritus Juan Carlos I.
The event will be held from November 30 to December 12, in Dubai and will have among its priorities to conclude the first global stocktaking of the Paris Agreement.
Will Felipe Juan Froilán return to Spain?
The controversial nephew of King Felipe VI recently returned to the Arab Emirates after a vacation in Spain.
By all accounts, Felipe Juan Froilán has shown a new maturity and dedication to his role, after turbulent years due to his nightlife in Madrid.
According to the Spanish website Monarquía Confidencial, citing sources close to the Spanish royal family, Froilán’s mother, Infanta Elena, is pleasantly surprised by the change in her son’s attitude since he moved to Abu Dhabi.
Although the controversial Felipe Juan Froilán is focused on this professional challenge, he has not yet adapted to the Arab culture and social life.
So much so, that the good harmony that had been going on with his mother in recent months has been fractured by a new discussion on this issue, and in particular by his desire to return to Spain.
The source revealed that Froilan would be “hatching a plan” to return to Spain.
“Froilan wants to use his work at the COP to justify to his mother and grandfather a definitive return to Spain,” the sources said.
Apparently, the 25-year-old is still unfamiliar with the luxurious lifestyle in the United Arab Emirates and reportedly misses his friends and his usual social life in Madrid.
It remains to be seen whether Victoria Federica’s controversial brother decides to leave Abu Dhabi and return to Spain for good.