Spain's Queen Sofia cancels trip to Diamond Jubilee lunch

Queen Sofia of Spain
Amidst the rising cheer and excitement with the upcoming diamond jubilee celebrations, Spain’s Queen Sofia snubbed the invitation to join the queen and other heads of state for lunch at Windsor Castle.

A spokesman for Spain’s Royal Family told that Queen Sofia’s presence is deemed “inappropriate in current circumstances.” The cancellation was not a personal matter, but rather engineered by the Spanish government, as a protest to Prince Edward’s upcoming visit to Gibraltar, a British possession that sits on southern the tip of Spain.

Royal insiders said that the queen was pretty upset that what should be a joyous celebration with her royal kin (both Spain’s king and queen are Queen Elizabeth’s distant cousins) was “hijacked by political machinations.”

The lunch for sovereign monarchs will be the largest gathering of crowned heads since the death of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 2002. 


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