Spain’s former king Juan Carlos will pause his self-imposed exile in Abu Dhabi to attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
Juan Carlos and his spouse have communicated their intention to just accept the British Foreign Office invitation to attend the funeral on Sept. 19, the Spanish Royal House stated on Monday.
The former monarch left Spain for Abu Dhabi in August 2020 after prosecutors began trying into allegations of fraud in Spain and Switzerland. The investigations have been later dropped as a result of inadequate proof and the statute of limitations. Juan Carlos has declined to touch upon the varied allegations of wrongdoing.
Juan Carlos may additionally face trial in Britain in a harassment case introduced towards him by his former lover, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein. He has strongly denied the allegations.
Once revered for his function within the nation’s transition to democracy, the recognition of the previous king fell drastically after a collection of scandals. He abdicated in 2014 and now retains his everlasting residence within the Gulf state.
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