By John Smith • 16 March 2020 • 13:00
The couple in Madrid (stock photo)
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BOTH former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar and wife, ex-mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella are residents of the capital city, but they have decided to spend the lockdown in the comfort of their luxurious villa in the upmarket Guadalmina Baja suburb of Marbella.
According to reports, in the same way that the Royal Standard flies over Buckingham Palace when the Queen is present, the fact that the Spanish flag now flies in his garden and there is a police presence outside of the house alert to the fact that Aznar has survived one bomb attack whilst in power confirms his presence.
With Madrid suffering the worst outbreaks of Coronavirus and with the Aznars having their own secure property in Marbella, it makes absolute sense for them to decide to travel to the city which they know so well.
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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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