It was announced by the Spanish royal court that His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias will attend the funeral of President Hugo Chávez in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday, March 8, 2013. The prince will be accompanied by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Latin America, Mr. Jesús Gracia.
Meanwhile, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain has sent a message of condolence “…to the Venezuelan people on Wednesday…” according to El Pais. In his statement His Majesty recalled “…Chávez’s ‘determination and dedication’ in helping Venezuela and the rest of Latin America…” Thankfully, the old king didn’t remind the people and the government of Venezuela that he once told the late President Chávez to “Shut Up!” during the 17th Ibero-American Summit in Santiago, Chile back in 2007.
For those who have never seen the infamous “Shut Up” video (w/ English sub-titles)