Infants Elena and Cristina de Borbón were vaccinated in Abu Dhabi during a visit to their father, King Emeritus Juan Carlos, who took refuge in the summer of last year.
According to the The Guardian, the Spanish Royal Family is the target of harsh criticism after the Infantas Elena e Cristina de Borbón having been vaccinated against covid-19 in February, during a visit to their father, emeritus king Juan Carlos, who is in Abu Dhabi.
Elena and Cristina de Borbón, 57 and 55 years old respectively, do not meet priority criteria to be immunized in Spain.
In a statement, Felipe VI’s older sister said that the fact that they had been vaccinated in the United Arab Emirates in the first week of February, with two doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, “was an opportunity that was offered to us so that we can continue to visit the our father”.
“Both my sister and I went to visit our father and, with the aim of having a health passport that allows us to do it regularly, they offered us the chance to be vaccinated, which we have access to ”, reads in the note, to which the The Spanish had access.
“If this opportunity had not been created”, the monarch says that she would continue to wait for her turn to be vaccinated against the covid-19.
The visit of the Infantas will have served to help Juan Carlos to move from the Emirates Palace hotel, where he has lived since August, to a house on the island of Nurai. The former monarch was also immunized, having had a virulent reaction to the vaccine.
The Royal House reported this Tuesday that Felipe VI “is not responsible for the acts of his sisters ”and that he, as well as Queen Letizia and her daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, will be vaccinated when they receive an indication from the Spanish health authorities, writes the The country.
According to the Express, the Spanish Minister of Health also indirectly criticized what happened. “In this country, we need exemplarity and for me I am with that of His Majesties, who, like the rest of the Spaniards, will be vaccinated when it is their turn and with the vaccine that suits them,” said Carolina Darias, questioned on the subject.
Liliana Malainho, ZAP //