Spain's former king Juan Carlos, 82, is 'in the Dominican Republic' after being 'forced into exile'

La Vanguardia newspaper reported today Spain’s former king Juan Carlos went to the Dominican Republic after leaving his home country on Sunday.

A palace statement said on Monday, that  former king, has decided to leave the country to allow his son Felipe to rule untroubled.

The king  left Zarzuela palace on Sunday and spent the night in Sanxenxo in the north-west of the the country, before travelling to Porto, Portugal by car and then flying to the Dominican on Monday morning, according to The Spanish Daily.

The royal family’s website on Monday published a letter from Juan Carlos to his son, King Felipe VI, saying ‘I am informing you of my considered decision to move, during this period, out of Spain.’

Juan Carlos is said to have visited the tropical seaside resort in La Romana on the Dominican Republic’s south-east coast several times.


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