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Deputy PM says former king's ‘flight' from Spain hurts monarchy

5 monthes ago   |   By National Post

MADRID - Spain's far-left Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias called former king Juan Carlos' decision to leave the country amid a corruption investigation unworthy of a former head of state and said it compromised the Spanish monarchy.
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Former Spanish king announces he's leaving country after Saudi rail corruption scandal explodes

Former Spanish king announces he's leaving country after Saudi rail corruption scandal explodes

5 monthes ago   |   By RT

Juan Carlos, the former king of Spain, is high-tailing it out of the country after the Supreme Court began probing an alleged $100 million in kickbacks he reportedly received from a Saudi high-speed rail contract.
The 82-year-old former monarch told his son, King Felipe VI, he was leaving Spain, according to a statement released by the royal house on Monday. While Carlos has declined repeatedly to comment on the scandal, which triggered a Supreme Court investigation in June, the allegations are believed to be the reason he is leaving.
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