Former Spanish King Juan Carlos will return to Spain this week after nearly two years in exile in the United Arab Emirates, the royal family said on Wednesday.
The Royal House said Juan Carlos, who resigned amid scandals over his financial and love life, had “announced his decision to travel to Spain from May 19 to Monday, May 23”.
It added that he would be staying in Sanjenxo in northwestern Spain and would also see his son King Philip VI in Madrid on Monday before leaving for Abu Dhabi.
He said he wanted to “facilitate” his son Felipe’s “practice of duty” in light of the public consequences of some past events in (his) personal life.
Three investigations against him in Spain finally closed in early March, paving the way for his final return.
Even before Juan Carlos went into exile, Felipe decided in March 2020 to leave his father’s inheritance and withdraw his annual allowance of around 200,000 euros.
The exaggeration of the former king came to light in the last years of his reign, triggering a string of investigations.
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