King Juan Carlos’ ex-lover is opening up

Despite the unpleasant incident

Juan Carlos wanted to marry a former lover

German businesswoman Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein had a relationship with King Juan Carlos of Spain for five years. In her podcast, she tells, among other things, about the monarch’s attempt to make her his wife.


Between 2004 and 2009, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein had …

Laszlo Schneider

Laszlo SchneiderEditor of People

Spain’s King Juan Carlos (84), who abdicated in 2014, continues to make negative headlines – often about tax evasion, bribery scandals or his extramarital affairs. Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (58) also talks about this. The German businessman had a relationship with the regent between 2004 and 2009. In his podcast “Corinna and the King” (German: “Corinna und der König”), he talks about his meetings with Juan Carlos – and how he once met an angry Queen Sofia (84) , wife of the monarch.

Born in Corinna Larsen – in 2000 she married the noblewoman Johanna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (46) – informs in the latest episode about the “private tour” to which she was invited by the king. Even before, she had reservations about accepting the invitation: “I heard how hostile Queen Sofia could be and how obsessed she was with this relationship. So I was quite worried about actually entering the palace unless I was 100 percent sure,” she recalls in the podcast.

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