United We Can and the majority of parliamentary partners of the Government of Pedro Sánchez regret that the king emeritus attends the funeral of Isabel II on September 19 because he leaves the Spanish monarchy in a "bad place", and they invite Juan Carlos I to pass " also" by British justice to be "accountable".
In press conferences in Congress, several parliamentary spokesmen such as the United We Can, Pablo Echenique, the ERC, Gabriel Rufián and the EH Bildu spokesperson, Mertxe Aizpurúa, have recalled that in the United Kingdom Juan Carlos I has pending a procedure promoted by her former friend Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgengstein, who sued her civilly for alleged harassment and implicated the National Intelligence Center (CNI) when it was directed by Félix Sanz Roldán.
Last July, the London Court of Appeal gave Juan Carlos free rein to appeal the ruling of the High Court of London, which in March had denied him the immunity he had invoked, as former head of state, in this lawsuit. .
"I wish I had had some time to go to London to testify about the harassment jointly with the CNI that Juan Carlos de Borbón exerted towards Corina," Rufián ironized before the trip that the king emeritus will now make to attend the funeral of Elizabeth II.
Likewise, Echenique has been blunt in pointing out that "inviting an escaped criminal to a state funeral makes it clear how the monarchy looks in Spain and in the United Kingdom", while the spokesman for En Comú Podem, Gerardo Pisarello, hopes that Juan Carlos I has the "same disposition" to go to London at the time he is "called by a court".
From More Madrid, the parliamentary spokesman Iñigo Errejón, does not believe that the king emeritus is the "most suitable" person to attend the funeral of Elizabeth II, a fact that "embarrasses both those who are monarchists and those who are not equally ". "One of the representatives (of Spain) is going to be one that has pending cases in the United Kingdom", lamented Errejón while the spokesperson for Compromís, Joan Baldoví, has opined that Juan Carlos I "would give a better service by remaining calm in his residence" Baldoví has stressed that if he were the king, he would not be "very happy" to be part of the official delegation for the pending case he has in the British country.
In addition, Junts per Catalunya has registered in Congress this Tuesday a battery of questions linked to this trip to London in which it asks the Government if it knows how the King Emeritus will travel and who is going to finance it.
The PNV, for its part, has downplayed the presence of the emeritus and its spokesman in Congress, Aitor Esteban, has indicated before the controversy that "if he wants to go, let him go."
Vox believes that Juan Carlos I's invitation to Isabel II's funeral is "the most natural" because they are "related", so he does not see news.