The ex-mistress of Spain’s scandal hit former King Juan Carlos I has when compared herself to Wallis Simpson as she claims she was blamed for a man’s downfall.
Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, 56, who lives in London, had an affair with the 82-calendar year-aged royal between 2004 and 2009.
Juan Carlos, who is married to Queen Sofia, 81, left his homeland in August following it was claimed he allegedly received hundreds of thousands of euros from Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah.
The ex-mistress of Spain’s scandal hit previous King Juan Carlos I, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, has in comparison herself to Meghan Markle and Wallis Simpson
Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, 56, who resides in London, had an affair with Juan Carlos I from 2004 to 2009. Pictured: The former pair with architect Manfred Osterwald in Stuttgart in 2006
Wallis Simpson and and her husband, the Duke of Windsor, pictured in the Bahamas circa 1942
In an interview with The Telegraph, Ms zu Sayn-Wittgenstein questioned why ‘hostility is constantly channeled toward the woman’.
She in comparison herself to a present day-day Wallis Simpson, the American socialite who stirred controversy by marrying the Duke of Windsor, the former British king Edward VIII, and also drew comparisons to the Duchess of Sussex.
‘There is a inclination that when men and women cannot control a highly effective person, they demolish the item of his affection,’ she advised the newspaper.
‘This narrative nevertheless survives to this day. You can even see it with Meghan and Harry.
‘The hostility normally goes to the lady and the poor person is this helpless creature who has been horribly manipulated and it is the woman who has plunged the country into a huge crisis.’
Queen Letizia, King Felipe VI, Infanta Sofia, Infanta Leonor, Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia pictured on April 1 2018 in Madrid
Corinna’s relationship with the then King of Spain was catapulted into the limelight in 2012 soon after he broke his hip for the duration of a safari journey to Botswana, on which she had accompanied him.
Remembering their unwell-fated hunting holiday break to Botswana 8 several years in the past, Corinna informed the BBC back again in August: ‘I wasn’t eager on going on this vacation… I felt that King Juan Carlos was trying to get me to come back again to him, and I did not want to give a false impact. I pretty much had premonitions about this vacation.’
She concluded that the media circus which adopted was masterminded by the royal establishment, who preferred to ‘speed up an abdication’ and have her out of the photo.
‘From the instant I came again from that trip I was below entire-blown surveillance,’ Corinna informed the BBC.
‘This was the beginning of a marketing campaign to paint me as this Wallis Simpson, Girl Macbeth, evil character who’d led this amazing gentleman astray on this excursion for the duration of a large economic crisis.’
Corinna has claimed that the Centro Internacional de Inteligencia (CNI), Spanish intelligence, started harassing her (pictured in London on 16 June 2017)
She alleged that the Centro Internacional de Inteligencia (CNI), Spanish intelligence, started harassing her.
1st, she claimed, her Monaco apartment was occupied by safety agents who all belonged to a Monegasque organization mandated by Spain and later by Spanish brokers.
She also claimed she considered she was tailed on a company excursion to Brazil.
Corinna said an nameless risk was made about there getting ‘many tunnels involving Monaco and Nice’ – a reference to Princess Diana’s deadly vehicle crash.
In addition, she claimed a e book about the British royal’s loss of life was still left in the residing home of her Swiss apartment.
Just after the Botswana excursion, she claimed Juan Carlos ‘gifted’ her €65 million (£59 million) out of guilt for the ‘intense pressure’ she arrived beneath and as an expression of his really like.
That colossal transfer of resources is now the subject of a Swiss inquiry.
The previous king, who abdicated in 2014, is below investigation by Spain’s supreme courtroom in excess of corruption allegations which centre on a $100million payment by the late king of Saudi Arabia.
Past month, Juan Carlos announced he was leaving Spain and it has not too long ago emerged that he is being in Abu Dhabi.