Yesterday saw Barcelona take on AS Roma in the European soccer Champions League, one day after Real Madrid, that other Spanish powerhouse, trashed Juventus. Both Spanish teams are now likely to advance to the semi-finals of soccer’s greatest tournament.
Both teams performances however are still trailing the online numbers that one video racked up since the weekend, when it became all too obvious what many Spanish have been whispering for a long time: in a single kingdom, there is no place for two Queens.
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The Easter Church service in the Cathedral of Palma De Mallorca traditionally hosts the Royal household for its mass, and this year was no different.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LetiziadisplaysarroganceEasterSunday03April2018?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LetiziadisplaysarroganceEasterSunday03April2018</a><br><br>I used to admire Letitia but she has been behaving in a strange way. This brief clip shows Letizia stopping Queen Mother Sofia having a photo with her two grandchildren. What on earth was she thinking? <a href="https://t.co/9CKhT5Ju05">https://t.co/9CKhT5Ju05</a></p>— Hill Roberts (@hillderob23) <a href="https://twitter.com/hillderob23/status/981282805043908608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 3, 2018</a></blockquote>
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It was however upon exiting the church that most of the spectacle took place. The King of Spain, Juan Carlos, abdicated in favor of his son a few years ago, making Felipe King and his wife (a former television star in Spain) Letizia the new Queen.
However, the wife of former king Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, still holds the reverence of most Spanish citizens and when asked who is the true queen, Sofia will always come out on top.
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Now, of course none of this is official because we’re speaking about royals here but this is the story: Queen Letizia has brought the Spanish household two daughters, which Queen Sofia claims she hardly sees, because the mother and daughter in law don’t get along all that well.
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On Sunday, Queen Sofia wanted to pose with her granddaughters for the gathered journalists, much to the dismay of Queen Letizia, who imposed herself in front of the threesome (her daughters and the grandmother) so that no one could take a picture, even swapping away the hand of the grandmother on her daughter’s shoulder.
The whole of Spain was amazed and the video soon started trending, racking up millions of views.
The stunned look on the Kings faces (Felipe on the right, Juan Carlos on the left) are quite clear. A Royal scandal has burst open and the Spanish are enjoying every bit of it.