Diamond Jubilee, Elizabeth II, King Juan Carlos of Spain, msnbc, Queen Sofia of Spain, Spanish Government., United Kingdom
The Spanish Government has rescinded the invitation for Queen Sofia to attend the Jubilee celebrations next month in London in honor of Queen Elizabeth II over controversy still surrounding Britain’s ownership of Gibraltar. I am sad that the issues surrounding Gibraltar still creates tension between the two states. In 1981 King Juan Carlos did not attend the wedding of The Princes of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer over the same issue.
My understanding is that the rescinding of the invitation of the Queen of Spain was initiated by the Spanish Government and not Queen Sofia herself. However, reading this article, which tries to pin the blame on the Queen herself, is painting an entirely erroneous picture. So remember you cannot always trust what you read!