Spain: Former king Juan Carlos returns after two years in exile

He will participate in a regatta in Galicia.

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos will visit his country this weekend for the first time since going into exile in the United Arab Emirates in 2020, the mayor of the coastal city where he is surrounded by scandals, he said on Tuesday. Going to participate in a regatta. The current king’s father, Juan Carlos, aged 84, said in March that he had maintained his residency in the United Arab Emirates, but was dismissed by Spanish and Swiss prosecutors over a series of investigations into alleged fraud in his business deals. The latter would often travel to Spain.

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The former monarch, once celebrated for his role in restoring democracy in Spain, abdicated in 2014 in favor of his son Felipe after several scandals, including his relationship with businessman Corinna zu Sion-Wittgenstein Sion Was. Juan Carlos may be tried in Britain for harassment brought against him by his former mistress. He will travel to Sanxenxo in Galicia, in northwestern Spain, this weekend to watch a regatta, the mayor of the small coastal town of Telmo Martín told public broadcaster TVE. “After almost two years of absence between us, this will be an opportunity to show him how much we care for him”, he said that he did not know that Juan Carlos would participate in the regatta in which his boat was to participate. The Royal House, for its part, said it could not confirm the visit and it was up to the former monarch to make his plans public.

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