In a letter to his son, the current King of Spain, the former Spanish King Juan Carlos I stated that "he's leaving the country amid corruption investigations related to Saudi money he had received years ago," without revealing his soon-to-be place of residence. Internet people, curious about the exile that the 82-year-old monarch will be calling home soon, started speculating about Morocco in particular.
Why Does Mohammed VI Give The Spanish King A Plot Of Land In Morocco? - The Honorary King of Spain Juan Carlos I had obtained plots of land alongside the tourist Marrakech as a gift from the King of Morocco Mohamed VI, and this was mentioned... https://t.co/Fi9gywc2tN— sofi rami (@sofirami3) July 29, 2020
Even though the former King expressed his desire to help his 52-year-old son "exercise his future responsibilities," many social media users showed great interest in knowing Juan Carlos I's next destination, as some suggested Bali while others supported an argument that Morocco, a former Spanish colony is where he will "resort to."
Rumors that the King might choose to settle in the North African country were based on local Spanish reports published last June; citing revelations made by the former king's lover Corinna Larsen. According to Larsen, the Spanish monarch had received a 45k square meters piece of land near Marrakesh from the Moroccan king, a close friend of the Spanish royal family who reportedly owns the land he gifted.
Why Does Mohammed VI Give The Spanish King A Plot Of Land In Morocco? - The Honorary King of Spain Juan Carlos I had obtained plots of land alongside the tourist Marrakech as a gift from the King of Morocco Mohamed VI, and this was mentioned... https://t.co/0Eyc7KKOZh— Mari ?? ?? ?? ?? (@HasibaMari) July 29, 2020
Wait, Bali has an extradition agreement with Spain? Another country I was thinking of is Morocco since he's so close to King Mohammed— V. ? (@ThatBKGurl) August 3, 2020
Larsen has been sparking a lot of controversies ever since Carlos stepped down in 2014, causing several corruption-related scandals for the king, who ruled Spain between the years 1975-2014.
In 2014, Juan Carlos I had to step down after a series of corruption investigations involving his son-in-law and an alleged hunting trip he took during a financial crisis that rocked Spain in 2012.
He’ll go to Morocco for sure. Or a deal has already been reached granting him immunity and he’ll just go to France. Can’t wait to see him out and about openly with whatever young mistress he’s got. I hope she’s stylish— Mélian thee Maia (@MusingsHistory) August 3, 2020
Spain's King Juan Carlos under fire over elephant hunting trip http://t.co/KuaJPoyR— Guardian news (@guardiannews) April 15, 2012
Currently, the King is being investigated over reports of having received $100m from Saudi's late King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in 2008, in what has been known as the "ultra-fast railroad deal." Juan Carlos I had reportedly "transferred the money to a secret account in Switzerland" before instructing his lawyer to "create a foundation to hide the money."
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