Rafael Spottorno, former head of the King's House, who served Juan Carlos I between September 2011 and June 2014, when the previous monarch abdicated, has warned Felipe VI of the difficult times the Spanish monarchy is going through, that can drive your figure towards “irrelevance”.
This was stated on Monday by Spottorno at a round table organized by the Genoa Financial Club, and collected by El Periódico, in which "the changes and advances" between the two reigns were analyzed. For the diplomat, Felipe VI should undertake a change of course in the face of the "perverse effects" of the policy that, in his opinion, the Government of Pedro Sánchez follows, which "underuses" the King.
The current dynamic, according to Spottorno, can put an end to the question of what the monarchy is for, which, he recalled, "without the support of political forces, it has a very fragile life." For the former head of the House of the King, the "progressive cornering of the Crown" is responsible for the current Government.
In this sense, the diplomat, who knows Felipe VI closely, stressed that his "obsession" is "to reign well" and praised his "dedication", his "good common sense" and his "sober manners, which, in In contrast to its predecessor, it is not a bad thing”, for which he lamented his “loss of visibility abroad”.