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The Figaro Letter of August 5, 2020


In this summer letter: Beirut bereaved by an explosion, the exile of Juan Carlos and the couple that formed Colette and Willy.

Hello dear readers,

Juan Carlos left Spain. For what destination? We do not know. For what reasons) ? We don't know either. One thing is certain, the Spanish monarchy is more fragile than ever.

Beirut wakes up this morning haggard and mourning. A huge mushroom followed by explosions ravaged part of the Lebanese capital last night, blowing the windows, and taking with it dozens of lives.

Good reading,

Rozenn Morgat, journalist at Le Figaro

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Juan Carlos, the rise and fall of a fantastic king

Juan Carlos (here, in 2014) ruled Spain for 39 years. The Spaniards will have to distinguish between the lights and the shadows of their former monarch, both a recognized hero of the democratization of 20th century Spain and a greedy businessman drowned in scandals. Daniel Ochoa de Olza / AP

Like an air of déjà vu among the Bourbons of Spain. Let it be said, the decision of Juan Carlos, far from being the first emeritus king of the country to choose exile, is in fact part of a long tradition of Spanish crowned heads who set sail when the time comes. seems to have come to them.

Let it be said also: the House of Spain does not cherish the term "exile" which inspires too much the headlong rush. Juan Carlos, whose shadow marred by

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