By Laura Taylor •
Published: 03 Aug 2020 • 19:54
AFTER a series of scandalous leaks about ex-King Juan Carlos’ corruption, the former head of the Royal family has decided to exile himself and leave Spain. This decision to leave Spain has been taken to help his son, the current reigning monarch, King Felipe VI rule without scandal.
A series of different corrupt and immoral actions have come to light over the past few months, bringing with it reputational damage to the monarchy in Spain. The former king expressed his decision to move in a statement which was issued today, Monday.
In this letter, he conveys that “his desire to be of service to Spain” is exactly what “inspired” his “reign” and that “in the face of public repercussion that is generated due to past events of” his “private life,” he has taken the “thoughtful decision to move, at this time, outside of Spain.”
This decision has not been taken lightly “but with great serenity” and the former King who reigned upon Spain for “almost 40 years” contends that he has “always wanted the best for Spain and the Crown.”
Juan Carlos has been involved in an array of public scandals. He was recently shown to be involved in a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia for which he received a $100 million from the late Saudi King. Furthermore, he was involved in an affair, which led to his abdication in 2014, and his mistress received $65 million.
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Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations. She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.
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