The king, 84 years old, celebrated the arrival of most of his family and the image was captured for the memory.
Photo of King Juan Carlos with his daughters and grandchildren
The image that gave much to talk about shows the emeritus in the center leaning on a cane; while he is surrounded by his grandchildren, Victoria Federica, Irene, Pablo, Miguel and Juan Valentín Urdangarin. For their part, the infantas Elena and Cristina appear at the ends.
What should have been a traditional family photo became controversial. There were several details that did not go unnoticed and generated a lot of comments on social networks.
The big absentees
Juan Froilán, the eldest son of the Infanta Elena, and the daughters of the King and Queen of Spain, Leonor and Sofía were the big absentees. The reasons why Juan did not travel to Abu Dhabi are unknown. On the other hand, official commitments have been impediments for the daughters of Felipe and Letizia to visit their grandfather, who since 2020 took up residence in the emirates after the investigations against him began.
The legs of Pablo Urdangarin
The legs of the most popular son of Cristina de Borbón and Iñaki Urdangarin are not seen in the photo and social networks began to speculate that the image is a montage.
To put an end to the theory that the photograph was a montage, King Juan Carlos’ entourage sent another photo with the Infantas and their grandchildren.
This new photograph confirms that the emeritus king enjoyed a few days in the company of his family in Abu Dhabi.