Thursday, June 14, 2012

Oh no! Does this mean more QVDs?

Oh dear.  A new scandal for King Juan Carlos.   This scandal has a name: Ingrid Sartiau and Albert Sola Jimenez. 

Ingrid, 46, is a Belgian national, who believes she is a natural daughter of King Juan Carlos.  Albert Sola Jimenez, who was born in 1956 in  Barcelona, claims he is Juan Carlos' son.  According to press reports in Spain and in Belgium, Ingrid and Albert are half-siblings, and share a common parent.  They underwent DNA testing, which allegedly proved a 91% compatibility that they share one parent.

Sola was abandoned at a Barcelona maternity clinic in 1956.  In the 1980s, he hired a private detective, who discovered "a series of irregularities in his case."   He learned he came from a "major Catalan bourgeois family."

Ingrid and her husband, who is French, have two children, ages 20 and 22.

Ingrid's mother, Lilian, who now lives in Destelbergen, Belgium, is said to have had a relationship with Juan Carlos in the late 1950s through 1966, when Ingrid was born.   She allegedly met Juan Carlos in France, when she worked as a governess for members of the princely family of Merode.  After she became pregnant,  Lilian returned to Destelbergen in Belgium, where Ingrid was born.

The DNA tests allegedly prove that Ingrid and Albert have a common parent.  The DNA tests do not prove that Juan Carlos is the father of these two adults.

For DNA testing in the United States the probability of parenthood must be at least 99.5% or greater. 

It should be noted that there have been no comments from Zarzuela regarding these press stories.  Moreover, Juan Carlos has not made any statements or acknowledgement of any alleged natural children.

In the late 1980s, the German media alleged that Juan Carlos was the father of Dr. Paola di Robilant, the natural daughter of Olghina di Robilant.    Olghina and Juan Carlos were apparently a couple in the late 1950s, but there Olghina has stated emphatically that he is not the father of Paola, who was born in 1959.   Dr di Robilant is the head of the Italian department at the Cheltenham Ladies' College, a private boarding school in England.  She received her Ph.D from Columbia University.

I must add that Olghina di Robilant contacted me directly some years ago, and told me Juan Carlos is not Paola's father.  She has also repeated this statement in interviews in the Italian and Spanish media.

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