By John Smith • 18 October 2015 • 11:40
1,656 people and 530 vehicles cross the Melilla border following reopening
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THE Court of Felipe VI’ a book by journalists, Daniel Forcada of El Confidencial and Alberto Lardies of El Espanol which is to be published this week states that King Juan Carlos had serious reservations about the marriage of his son Felipe to Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano.
It is claimed that he considered the divorced former journalist as a commoner who had the potential to do great harm to the royal family and referred to her as ‘la chacha’ (the maid).
In the event, the new King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have made remarkable progress in modernising the royal family and making it more accessible and transparent whilst his sister Princess Cristina and her husband are to appear in court in January next year and even the former king has not been immune to innuendo and criticism.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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