MADRID, Jan. 17 (.) –
King Felipe VI greeted his father Juan Carlos I affectionately during the burial of his uncle Constantine of Greece in the Tatoi royal cemetery, according to images broadcast on Tuesday by the Greek television channel Star.
In the sequence you can see the monarch, very smiling, giving two kisses and patting Don Juan Carlos on the shoulder, with whom he exchanges a few words.
The images were taken on Tatoi and are the only ones that have emerged of father and son together, since in those released by the House of the King of the burial, as well as those of the funeral that took place in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, they were not shown. go to both.
The King arrived at the funeral accompanied by Queen Letizia and sat next to her and the representatives of other royal houses present, while Don Juan Carlos did so accompanying Doña Sofía and the infantas Elena and Cristina and their children. The emeritus Kings sat behind the family of Constantino, brother of Doña Sofía.
With regard to the burial in the Tatoi estate belonging to the Greek royal family, in the images released by Zarzuela, Doña Letizia could be seen accompanying Doña Sofía by the arm while the King did the same with his aunt Irene, sister of the deceased.
In another of the images, Don Felipe is also seen arm in arm with his mother and next to Doña Letizia, while Don Juan Carlos goes a few steps back accompanied by two assistants who help him move along the dirt road.
Constantino’s funeral allowed the first meeting in a public act of Felipe VI with his parents and sisters, as well as their children, since the funeral of his aunt Pilar, sister of Don Juan Carlos, in January 2020. In addition to the ceremony in the cathedral, the family had a private dinner the night before in an Athens hotel.
Father and son also coincided at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II last September, but then, although the King and the emeritus sat together by decision of the British protocol, no gesture could be seen between the two.
Casa Real also did not make public any photos of the meeting that took place in Zarzuela at the end of May on the first visit to Spain by Don Juan Carlos after his departure to the United Arab Emirates in August 2020.