Spain's Queen Sofia cancels trip to Diamond Jubilee lunch
|Queen Sofia of Spain|
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.