A RIGHT Royal Pain has surfaced for King Felipe VI after messages on his wife´s phone have been leaked. Amid attempts by the king to restore faith in the scandal prone Spanish monarchy, his wife Queen Letizia has let the side down. The text conversations between the Queen and a business man entangled in a bank scandal have set social media alight.
In a private text conversation the Queen pledges support for Javier Lopez Madrid, a close friend of the King and calls him her ´yoga mate´.
The problematic messages date back to 2014 on an exchange between iPhones. The business man is yet another suspect in a long line of implicated individuals connected to the royals who has been accused of misusing bank funds for private use.
Allegedly executives and board members at Caja Madrid and Bankia used company credit cards from the banks to spend some €12 million on themselves. This is already a banking group who nearly collapsed and initiated the huge bailout from theEU.
The Queen wrote in her message, “I wrote to you when the story on the credit cards came out…,”
“We know who you are and you know who we are. We know each other, like each other, respect each other. To hell with the rest. Kisses yoga mate (miss you!!!)”
Lopez then thanked her. “In future I will take extra precautions, we live in a very difficult country and I will be even more aware of my conduct.” The king himself then also entered the conversation, saying “We do indeed!”
The King has a scandalous royal image to try and clean up. Firstly the abdication of his father Juan Carlos in June 2014, followed by the recent court hearing regarding his sister Princess Cristina and her husband´s fraud trial.
Only last week Princess Cristina gave evidence in her husband´s corruption case.