The Rise and Fall of The Spanish King


1 x 30'

Production company

Spun Gold

Year of production


Commissioning channels

True Royalty



Once lauded as a national hero, this is the story of the spectacular fall from grace of King Juan Carlos of Spain. Featuring a world exclusive with Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, the secret lover who was blamed for his disastrous downfall, this is a story of sex, scandal, intrigue and money.

Exiled as a young Prince, Juan Carlos later returned to become the revered King of Spain, a national hero who reclaimed the Spanish monarchy and won the hearts of the people. But, embroiled in scandals which threatened to topple the entire royal line, he was forced to relinquish his throne in 2014 and even leave his own country in 2020, following allegations of money-laundering, corruption and adultery. Hosted by Vanity Fair’s Royal Editor, Katie Nicholl, The Rise and Fall of the Spanish King tells the real-life Game of Thrones story of one of the most intriguing monarchs in modern history, featuring commentary and insight from the experts who followed his incredible journey from revered King to reviled exile.

This is a Royal documentary with a difference, focusing on the Spanish monarchy. Made for the SVOD, True Royalty, it is currently airing on the streamer in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand and features the first documentary interview with the King’s lover, Corinna.

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