Corruption, conspiracy, and a lovesick king. This is the true story of an affair that brought the Spanish royal family to its knees. It includes extensive interviews with Corinna — the woman who refused to stay silent. From Project Brazen and PRX, this is Corinna and the King, coming November 7th, 2022.

Episode #1: La Casita

A Fairytale Beginning
The relationship between King Juan Carlos I and Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein begins as a discreet affair — and gives Corinna an unparalleled view into one of the most secretive royal families in Europe.

It’s February 2004, and 39-year-old businesswoman Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein attends an aristocratic hunting party in the Spanish countryside. The host? Juan Carlos I, the king of Spain. An expert in guns, Corinna catches the king’s attention, and he later invites her for lunch at the Madrid hunting lodge Corinna would come to call their casita. The king makes his intentions clear — he might be married, but he wants to be more than friends. Soon after, hundreds of hand-written letters and bouquets of flowers arrive at Corinna’s door. But as her romance with Juan Carlos intensifies, she discovers a darker side to the palace, hidden from the public.

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