Spanish media speculates on whereabouts of King Emeritus
Madrid, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Several media outlets speculate today on the whereabouts of King Emeritus Juan Carlos I, who announced his decision to settle outside Spain after the scandals that compromised his image.
In a letter to his son King Felipe VI, published on Monday by the Royal House, the 82-year-old former head of state communicated his 'thoughtful decision' to leave the country in the face of the public repercussions of 'certain past events' of his private life.
The newspapers ABC, La Vanguardia and El Mundo report on Tuesday that Juan Carlos de Borbón had established himself provisionally in the Dominican Republic, after passing through Portugal.
However, digital publication El Confidencial maintains that the sovereign emeritus, who abdicated in 2014, is in the neighboring Portuguese nation, where he spent part of his adolescence.
According to these news, the father of Felipe VI would be in a hotel complex located in the coastal town of La Romana, about 100 kilometers from Santo Domingo, the Dominican capital.
Other versions of the press suggest, instead, that the former monarch would be in the Portuguese town of Estoril, where he lived for a few years during his childhood due to the exile of the Spanish royal family.
According to the Portuguese television channel TVI24, don Juan Carlos arrived this Monday, the same day that the Royal House made known his decision to move to live outside of Spain due to the controversy generated by his alleged illegal business abroad.
The Swiss prosecution and the Spanish Supreme Court (TS) investigate the origin of 100 million dollars that Juan Carlos I would have received for the alleged collection of commissions in the award to companies of this Iberian nation of the high-speed train in Saudi Arabia.
The TS announced last June an investigation into these events and the possible crimes of the King Emeritus, although only those committed since 2014 when he lost his immunity with his abdication.
So far, neither the Royal House nor the Government have given any clues about the whereabouts of the questioned former head of state.
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