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The former lover of King Juan Carlos of Spain, the Danish businesswoman Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, first spoke about the controversial hunting trip she took with the monarch to Botswana in 2012 in the latest episode of a podcast, where she also recalled the day she was confronted by Queen Sofia. In addition, she said that she believes that it was the queen who leaked to the press the information about the secret trip of the couple of lovers.

In the investigative podcast series “Corinna and the King“, The 57-year-old woman said that she was no longer a couple with King Juan Carlos when they traveled to Botswana, since the relationship took place between 2004 and 2009. However, the monarch suggested that they travel together to hunt elephants to celebrate Corinna’s son’s birthday.

Corinna zu Zayn-Wittgenstein was the mistress of King Juan Carlos I of Spain from 2004 to 2009.
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In the podcast, the businesswoman said she believes the king’s wife, Queen Sofia, exacerbated the story, although there is no evidence that she was involved.

King Juan Carlos admitted to his lover that he fired the gun that killed his younger brother

Corinna recounted that after a night of drinking, the king woke up in great pain and said he did not remember what had happened the night previous. She claims she was told she had to provide her private jet so the king could fly back to Spain for medical attention, and the group made an emergency exit, traveling directly to Madrid.

Corinna said that she wondered at the time if the official plane could not be provided because the Spanish government had kept the trip with all expenses (which had been paid for by a Syrian businessman) a secret, which turned out to be the case.

When the news of the trip of the king and his lover reached the press, it broke out the biggest scandal of the reign of Juan Carlos I. The Spanish reacted with outrage, because the country was going through a major economic crisis and unemployment levels were very high.

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Corinna’s relationship with the king lasted five years, between 2004 and 2009, and she claims the king symbolically proposed to her in January 2009 with a large emerald-cut diamond during a romantic dinner.

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Newspapers published a photograph from another trip in 2006 showing King Juan Carlos posing with a dead elephant, angering both animal welfare activists and amateur hunters who consider killing an elephant to be illegal. An excess. The embarrassed king apologized as he left the hospital: “I’m so sorry, it won’t happen again”.

The great affected by the scandal was Corinna, whose name and photographs appeared in the newspapers, which confirmed that the relationship was not just a rumor, but a reality. In the podcast, the businesswoman said he believes that the king’s wife, Queen Sofía, exacerbated the story, although there is no evidence that she was involved.

In another chapter of the podcast, Corinna stated that Queen Sofía once confronted her about in front of Juan Carlos when she found the couple of lovers in the Palacio de la Zarzuela: “Suddenly, Queen Sofia bursts into the room looking like a thunderclap. She pointed at me and said, ‘I know who you are.’ She obviously wanted to disappear into the floor.”said.

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“Suddenly, Queen Sofia bursts into the room looking like a thunderclap. She pointed at me and said, ‘I know who you are.’ She obviously wanted to disappear into the floor,” he said.

The ex-lover of King Juan Carlos spoke of “bags full of cash” sent by his “friends”

It added that King Juan Carlos “seemed completely bewildered and unable to cope with this aggression” as he watched it unfold, but did not specify the date of the alleged altercation. By then, it was known that the king and queen had led separate lives for several decades.

Corinna’s relationship with the king lasted five years, between 2004 and 2009, and she claims the king symbolically proposed to her in January 2009 with a large emerald-cut diamond during a romantic dinner. But that same year the affair ended when Corinna began to take care of her father, who was sick with cancer, and Juan Carlos informed her that he had started seeing another woman because she was not “available”.

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“He was very funny and persistent,” says Corinnawhich recalls that Don Juan Carlos “was known to be one of the greatest seducers of royalty.”

Juan Carlos returned from his trips with “bags full of cash” on a regular basis

Juan Carlos I, King of Spain from 1975 to 2014, he returned from his travels with “bags full of cash” that “friends” had given him at the time he had a relationship with Corinna, according to the businesswoman in the second chapter of the podcast.

“I saw him return from his trips and he was as happy as a 5-year-old child, he brought bags full of cash,” said Corinna, who says that when she asked what it was about, the king replied “this is from my friend such and such.” .

“It seemed like a very common situation,” he said. “If I asked him a question, he would answer, ‘Oh, you’re so dramatic, you don’t understand how Spain works.'”

Corinna described the ex-king’s environment as the “Court of Miracles” and gave as an example that if she told someone that she was interested in a wine, 20 boxes of it would arrive within a few days. “Her desire for him was an order to others and people would go to great lengths just to please him.”

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The death of the king’s younger brother

Corinna commented on another of the hardest moments in the king’s life, a “grey area”, the death of his younger brother Alfonso in 1956, in circumstances that were never investigated, from a shot at the family residence in Estoril. The official version was that it was an accident while he was cleaning the gun.

Corinna assured that Juan Carlos came to recognize him in 2006 that it was he who pulled the trigger. “They were playing a stupid game but in any case he loaded the gun,” she says, after the thesis that the two brothers were playing at shooting each other was told in the podcast. Although it was never investigated, “deep down in his soul and in his head he feels a great guilt“, said.

Corinna said she did not want to be part of Juan Carlos’ “harem”

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Larsen said in the podcast that he made it clear to Juan Carlos I that he did not want to be part of “a kind of harem structure” before starting the relationship in 2004.

Larsen said in the podcast that he made it clear to Juan Carlos I that did not want to be part of “sort of a harem structure” before starting the relationship sentimental and assured that she felt that the then monarch was her “husband” despite the fact that they were never married.

For her it was not a “moral problem” that he was married, since she knew that the marriage was broken, although she admits that it was “hard”, but “it was another thing to be part of a kind of harem structure”. That, she remarked, “didn’t interest me at all.”

“He called me probably ten times a day, every day, he sent me flowers and letters,” she recalls, noting that she received hundreds of them, all written on official paper. “They were not stereotypical love letters, they were very sincere”

After talking for hours on the phone, the two finally decided to meet face to face. The first appointment took place in Franco’s old hunting lodge, in El Pardo, very close to the Palacio de la Zarzuelawhich Corinna would baptize as ‘La Casita’ and which would be the meeting place for the couple from now on.

“He was very funny and persistent,” says Corinnawhich recalls that Don Juan Carlos “was known to be one of the greatest seducers of royalty.”

Corinna also made clear in the podcast the nature of her relationship with Juan Carlos I: “When they call it an adventure and describe me as a lover, it’s not that it’s derogatory, it’s that it doesn’t describe the reality and breadth of this relationship”. “I had never felt so attached to someone,” says the businesswoman who was married twice before. “In my heart, he was my husband,” she explained.

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