Spanish royals: They’re just like us! They too get into awkward, pursed-lips fights with their family members on Easter as your cousin films it all hoping that fists will fly because he’s always wanted to be on World Star. But instead of a cousin filming the Spanish royal tiff on Easter Sunday, the press did. Remind me to ask my mom how to say, “How uncouth!“, in Spanish.
THE QUEEN of England would never allow the cameras to capture a messy family scene. If she has a problem with a family member (mostly Prince Charles), she waits until the cameras are gone until she gives him 50 lashes with her pocketbook. But LA REINA of Spain (aka Queen Letizia, who is in the polka dot blouse) doesn’t give half a caca about people seeing a messy moment between her and her mother-in-law.
The Telegraph says that for the past 10 years things haven’t really been roses and rainbows between Queen Letizia and her mother-in-law Queen Sofia, who was the reigning queen of Spain until her husband King Juan Carlos I abdicated the throne in 2014. Journalist Pilar Urbano released a book in 2008 and it was based on conversations with Queen Sofia. Queen Sofia said some things about Queen Letizia’s children and that pushed their relationship into the turd can. It became clear on Easter Sunday that things between them are still in the turd can after the royal family strolled out of Palma Cathedral in Mallorca.
After Easter mass, Queen Sofia decided to get in a little photo-op time by putting her arms around her granddaughters, 12-year-old Princess Leonor and 10-year-old Infanta Sofia (you wish you had that title), in front of the cameras. Queen Letizia didn’t feel like playing fake in front of the cameras, and subtly blocked the photographers while trying to push the Queen Mother’s hand off of her daughter’s shoulder. Queen Letizia’s man and Queen Sofia’s son, King Felipe, had to step in. We are all King Juan Carlos (in the pink tie) who is wishing he had popcorn to eat while watching the petty drama go down on Jesus Day.
The mother-in-law v. daughter-in-law messiness didn’t end there. At one point, Queen Sofia kissed Princess Leonor on the forehead, and Queen Letizia swept in to wipe her mother-in-law’s lipstick from her daughter’s forehead. RuPaul’s Drag Race can go ahead and take this week off, because nothing is going to beat this battle of the queens:
— The Spain Report (@thespainreport) April 4, 2018
The videos have gone viral in Spain, and many people are pissed at Queen Letizia for having the audacity to treat the Queen Mother like that. Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, who is married to Queen Sofia’s nephew, slapped at Queen Letizia in a now deleted tweet:
“No grandmother deserves that type of treatment! Wow she’s shown her true colors.”
Besides the name Concepción, the name Leh-tee-sia is my favorite, so I would side Queen Letizia over this, but I cannot. And I will not. I mean, disrespecting an abuelita in front of everyone TWICE? I would say that may God be with Queen Letty, but he’s not with her, because even he’s afraid of the wrath of an abuelita’s chancelta. Speaking of, Queen Sofia is a new kind of restrained, because it probably took a lot for her to fight the abuelita urge to reach for her shoe and beat a trick. Queen Letty, the priest, and everyone else would’ve ran for cover if she did that.