The 16-year-old nephew of the Spanish King Felipe VI, Felipe Juan Froilán, is accused of using a racial slur after he was told he couldn’t jump in the front of a rollercoaster line in a theme park. The teen allegedly became upset as he waited in a long line to ride a rollercoaster at the Parque de Atracciones in Madrid. Instead of patiently waiting his turn, the Spanish royal hopped to the front of the line, hoping to use his royal status as a gateway to the ride in front of his commoner peers. A student from another group confronted the royal about his behavior, which resulted in Felipe calling him a “f****** chino,” which is a word used for a person of Chinese origin in Spain. However, it didn’t stop there. When he was denied early access by his teacher and questioned about his behavior, the teen exclaimed, “I’m fourth in line to the Spanish throne.”
The teen’s full name is Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y Borbón, and he is the nephew of Spanish King Felipe VI. According to the Daily Mail, the angry royal was at the theme park in Madrid, Spain, when the incident occurred. The report indicates that young Felipe was waiting in line for a rollercoaster when he decided to use his royal status to jump the queue. However, after the royal teen was denied early entrance to the ride, he became upset. A student from another group allegedly confronted Felipe about his behavior and the teen retorted, “‘You shut up, you f****** chino.”
The teen also had an altercation with his teacher after she questioned his line jumping behavior. The teen then lost his temper and allegedly told the teacher, “I’m fourth in line to the Spanish throne” during the tantrum. The Independent reports that a person close to the Spanish royal family has confirmed that the incident took place at the Parque de Atracciones. However, the family denies that the teen used the racial slur in the altercation.
This isn’t the first time the young Spanish royal has caused problems for the royal family. In fact, the teen was kicked out of school last year after failing his exams twice. The boy also made headlines when he shot himself in the foot on a hunting trip.
Young Felipe isn’t the only Spanish royal who is making media headlines for unsavory behavior. His aunt, Cristina, the Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, is set to be the first Spanish royal to stand trial after the court upheld tax fraud charges against her. The charges stem from her husband’s business dealings and, if found guilty, the duchess could face 11 years in prison.
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