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Juan Carlos and Europe: is the ex-king coming back soon?

Portuguese newspapers report that King Juan Carlos may return to Europe. Not only his homesickness, but also news from Portugal condense the rumors.

Abu Dhabi – While King Felipe VI. (53) is supported by Juan Carlos’ wife Sofía of Greece (82) in Spain, Old King Juan Carlos I (83) has withdrawn from the royal family and from the public. The monarch has lived in exile in the United Arab Emirates since 2020. Now the reports are growing that he could soon return to Europe. *

Juan Carlos and Europe: is the ex-king coming back soon?

In Abu Dhabi, Juan Carlos * was initially safe from the Spanish courts. But after almost forty years of reign, the longing for Europe was great. Again and again it was said that he missed friends and family, felt lonely. In fact, a speedy return is now more realistic *.

Spaniens Ex-König Juan Carlos trägt einen blauen Anzug und winkt (Symbolbild).


Juan Carlos I has been retired for a long time – is the Old King coming back to Madrid (symbol picture)?

The proceedings for alleged financial irregularities are apparently coming to an end and Juan Carlos does not have to fear any further action against him.

Juan Carlos and Europe: Work on the house in Portugal is condensing the rumors

According to surveys, many Spaniards would welcome his return *, but would like a physical distance from the Spanish seat of government in Madrid. His presence could throw King Felipe * and Queen Letizia * (49) too far off course, it is feared. In fact, something is happening at the house of the Spanish royal family, the Villa Giralda in Estoril in Portugal. Workers have been spotted.

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Juan Carlos and Europe: he owns the old Estoril family seat

Built in 1936 as a chalet for the Estoril Golf Club, from 1948 the house was the residence of the Spanish royal family *, who fled into exile in 1931. Juan Carlos’ family called Estoril their home for many years. Juan de Borbón y Battenberg (79, † 1993), the father of the Old King, lived there until 1989. When he died, the villa became the property of his eldest son.

Juan Carlos had lived in Spain since 1948 under the control of the fascist dictator Francisco Franco (82, † 1975), while his father negotiated with him about the establishment of a parliamentary monarchy. Since 1947, Spain was officially a kingdom again, albeit without a king.

Already at the end of 2020 there were rumors that Juan Carlos wanted to spend Christmas and his birthday back in Spain on January 5th. * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Rubriklistenbild: © Andrea Comas / dpa

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