After the weekend, Juan Carlos travels to Madrid to meet his son, the current Spanish King, Felipe VI. On that occasion there is also a meeting between Juan Carlos and the woman with whom he lives informally on separate terms, Queen Sofia. Juan Carlos certainly does not stay overnight at the Royal Zarzuela Palace.
“On the same day, His Majesty the King will return to the United Arab Emirates,” read a wonderful press release from the Spanish royal family. Where he established his permanent residence. The statement also explains how from now on, Juan Carlos will return to Spain “regularly” to visit family and friends.
No legal investigations
And the former king left Spain with his tail between his legs in August 2020 after corruption scandals related to him were revealed. Since then, the former king has lived in a villa on Zaya Nurai Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
There are currently no legal investigations against Juan Carlos in Spain. It is true that the Public Prosecution Office discovered many irregularities, such as concealing, directing or laundering money flows. But all these crimes date back to the period 1975-2014, when Juan Carlos was inviolable as king. Illegal transactions were also to continue after 2014, although the former king eventually settled the matter with the tax authorities after paying around five million euros.
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