The Spanish crown is in the middle of the scandal caused by Jaime del Burgo, who claimed to have had an affair with Queen Letizia when she was already married to King Felipe.
The 53-year-old businessman, who was a friend of the Queen and ex-husband of her sister Telma Ortiz, once again used his X account (formerly Twitter) to republish the controversial photo of Letizia wearing a scarf allegedly belonging to del Burgo.
He also gave more details about his alleged relationship with the royal wife, even offering the chronology of the “affair”.
Stages of Jaime del Burgo’s relationship with Queen Letizia
Letizia’s alleged ex-lover insisted that he and the Queen had a sentimental relationship in two different periods, before and after her marriage to the heir to the Spanish throne.
According to Del Burgo, the chronology of his relationship with Letizia Ortiz is divided into four phases:
- Loving relationship, from 2002 to 2004.
- Friends and confidants, from 2004 to 2010.
- Loving relationship, long and continuous, 2010 and 2011.
- Brothers-in-law, from 2012 to 2016.
Del Burgo added that the third phase ended suddenly after two years. He also mentions again that he and Letizia had plans together, such as settling in New York after she resigned her role as Princess of Asturias and divorced Felipe.
He also claims that the Queen has a leftist ideology and is against the monarchy.
As for what the Spanish press has said about who or who might be behind his confessions, the businessman pointed out that he is not acting under anyone’s influence, but of his own free will.
“I think what I need is to get rid of ballast, to close a long chapter and draw conclusions that will help us to improve. And to do that, we have to tell the story of our own mistakes and the mistakes of others. Because you learn from mistakes,” he explained.
“It was a mistake”
Del Burgo also admitted that he made a mistake when he deleted the posts he shared in early December, in which he revealed some aspects of his alleged affair with the Queen.
“It was a mistake to delete my posts. That’s why today I wanted to recover the most important ones,” wrote del Burgo, in what appears to be a new attack that the Zarzuela Palace is ignoring.
However, royal experts believe that these publications have affected the monarchy and forced Letizia to change her strategy.
Pilar Eyre, an insider of the Spanish royal house, affirmed that Letizia’s presence at her sister-in-law Elena’s last birthday was a consequence of Jaime del Burgo’s confessions.
It remains to be seen whether Zarzuela will take a new position in the face of these new revelations.