It is reported by La Repubblica, with reference to its own sources. This year, the king gave the throne to his son Felipe VI. Currently, the spouses are waiting for formal divorce. As previously noted by the media, the Queen Sofia and her husband were less likely to appear in public together. However, the couple came for the coronation of Felipe together.
According to the Italian press, the abdication of the monarch precipitated the divorce. The intention to terminate the 52-year marriage has been hidden from the public until recently. Felipe's coronation was the last joint appearance of the couple in public.
The coronation took place in July of this year. After that, the couple parted in different directions. The Queen Sofia decided to go to the summer palace in Majorca, where she spent time with her family. Juan Carlos attended the inauguration of the President of Colombia in August. Last week, he visited the World Basketball Championship, where he supported the Spanish national team. The match took place in Granada.
It is to be recalled that there have been rumors about the problems in the marriage between the Queen Sofia and Juan Carlos for a long time. The palace representatives declined to comment on what was happening, saying that it was a private matter that did not concern them.