The news were expected, since the man suffers from several ailments and it's time to get some rest.
What was unexpected is the drop in popularity of the King, coupled with some derision from the people he dedicated his life to. I am looking at the so called "reasons" for the drop and shaking my head.
But the King's popularity took a hit in 2012 over a controversial elephant hunting trip to Africa while the nation was mired in a deep economic crisis.And:
Princess Cristina, the King's youngest daughter, is caught up in a tax fraud and money laundering investigation.These are good enough reasons to throw dirt at the man who headed the difficult transition from the days of Franco to democracy? The man who prevented a coup that endangered the country's future?
The short memory of the people and the lack of gratefulness and grace are not exactly news, but every single case, especially like this one, grates. Well, now tell me more about the wisdom of the people, please...
Be well, King Juan Carlos, you are the men's Man.
P.S. And, not to forget, this is the same man who told the late and unlamented Caudillo Hugo Chavez "¿Por qué no te callas?" ("Why don't you shut up?"). Another good deed in the list.