A waiter who claimed to be the King of Spain, the love child of Juan Carlos, died in a bar

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A waiter who spent years trying to prove he was the beloved child of Juan Carlos, the former King of Spaindied suddenly at the Pa i Trago bar in La Bisbal, Spain, as he was about to take a sip of red wine, Spanish media report.

Before his death, Sola insisted he had DNA tests that proved he was a 99% match with Juan Carlosthe old king who abdicated power in 2014 after breaking his hip on an African safari with a lover.

The former king was then embroiled in twin tax scandals in Spain and Switzerland involving a $100 million check from the former king of Saudi Arabia, making him a convenient choice to live in Abu Dhabi for avoid the Spanish and Swiss authorities.

Despite the king’s abdication, Albert Sola was convinced that being recognized as his son would change his fate, according to his 2019 autobiography. The Monarch of La Bisbal. Sola unsuccessfully petitioned a Spanish court in 2015 to prove the king’s heritage.

The court case caught the attention of another child allegedly in love with the playboy king. Ingrid Sartiau, a Belgian housewife, was also convinced she was the product of her mother’s one-night stand with the king in 1966. The two worked together to try to find other children who could to be the products of the king’s would-be womanizer.

The crazy private life of Juan Carlos, Spain’s royal horndog

Sola, a married father of two, grew up as an orphan and heard rumors about his royal lineage all his life, according to his autobiography, although he never clearly explained how he had the DNA of the former king to perform a conclusive test.

The ex-king was the last spotted at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, which he attended with Queen Sofia. In 2021, an alleged former lover Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein told a British BBC reporter that she received a handsome check for around $65 million for her loyalty, which was widely believed to be money quiet.

Sola died after ordering a glass of red wine and before taking a sip, according to El País newspaper. An autopsy is underway, but authorities say they suspect the cause of his death was not foul play, the newspaper said.

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