More details are beginning to emerge about the first episode of the podcast called: ‘Corinna and the King’. The Danish-German businesswoman has begun to reveal the secrets of her romance with the emeritus king of Spain, Juan Carlos I.
Last November 1 was the premiere of the first episode, which will be available from November 7 for free on the major platforms. Each episode promises to shake the Spanish Royal House.
Revelations from the first episode of the podcast ‘Corinna and the King’.
The first episode of the podcast is entitled ‘La Casita’, in reference to the hunting lodge used by Franco inside El Pardo, which ended up becoming the couple’s love nest, according to Corinna’s version.
The love story between Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Juan Carlos of Spain began in February 2004, when the two met at the Duke of Westminster’s estate. It was there that the then King of Spain showed interest in the businesswoman of Danish-German origin.
Corinna and Juan Carlos’ first meeting was at ‘La Casita’, where the king tells her that his marriage to Queen Sofia is over and they only act as a couple for official events.
“Although it was already complex for me to be with a married man, I started the relationship with the condition that it would be exclusive, in short, I was not interested in being part of a kind of harem,” the businesswoman has revealed.
Corinna assured that the King “was funny, persistent, but funny”. By September 2004, the two were already completely in love and living life as a couple.
“He loved to have a normal life, outside of protocol, having barbecues. I am a woman who has her feet on the ground. Who likes to get into the kitchen and set things up, set the table… and I don’t think he had ever seen anything like that,” she revealed.
Narrator Mishel Prada, who is in charge of giving voice to Larsen’s experiences in the podcast stresses that when the intimate photo of King Juan Carlos barbecuing with Larsen’s son surfaced, “people went crazy.”
“They had never seen their King in shorts, even more shocking, he was with her son,” the narrator notes.
Corinna explains that King Juan Carlos “loved the spontaneity and warmth of having such a weekend. Outside of the protocol and complexities of his marriage, just being himself.”
When the King would call Corinna at his office, he would leave messages as ‘Mr. Sumer.’ He pretended to hide his identity, but everyone knew who it was. He called her ten times a day. He sent her flowers every day. And dozens of letters.
The podcast not only talks about love, but also about dubious invoices, such as the one for the luxurious honeymoon that Corinna organized for Felipe and Letizia. One payment went to the Palace. The other, to the company Navilot SL, whose sole administrator and majority shareholder was Josep Cusí, regatta partner and old friend of the now King Emeritus.
Undoubtedly, a first episode of many revelations and secrets, a story of love and corruption.