King Juan Carlos I & King Felipe VI

King Juan Carlos I & King Felipe VI


King Juan Carlos raised the possibility of constitutional immunity from prosecution in connection with an investigation into alleged financial irregularities but that was ruled out as legally unfeasible, according to El País newspaper.

During several days of 'negotiation' between the Palace, the former king and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, decisions were made about when King Juan Carlos would leave the country, where he would go and when a public announcement would be made.

Pedro Sánchez did not reveal the content of the meetings at his weekly press conference, saying only that he had no knowledge of the former king’s whereabouts and that King Juan Carlos would be subjected to “the same justice as any Spaniard.”

The Prime Minister also justified the role of the monarchy saying "people are tried here, not institutions.”

Mr Sánchez was forced to clarify his reasons for keeping Unidas Podemos in the dark after they complained that they knew nothing about the negotiations between the Prime Minister and the Royal Family and accused the former king of fleeing justice.

“Matters between the Head of State and the Head of Government are discreet and confidential and they will remain in that sphere,” said Sánchez. “We respect the decision taken by the Royal household because it shows it is distancing itself from conduct that could potentially be qualified as irregular.”

Unconfirmed reports suggest King Juan Carlos is in the Dominican Republic.


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James T / Hace 9 months

I'll bet my last dollar that he doesn't end up in prison (unlike his son-in-law).


Harry / Hace 10 months

Anyone who is a non native should, and with all due respect, keep their opinions to themselves.


Anton / Hace 10 months

Franco's corrupt puppet on the run.


chris / Hace 10 months

So tell us britbabe. Detail all the crimes he has been found guilty of. You clearly know all about them although there is nothing on the world wide web to back you up. He may or may not have committed some criminal offences. However, just a heads up, you can be sued for a large amount of money for stating as fact something yet to be proved in a court of law. It's called libel.


STAN / Hace 10 months

In my experience anyone who has committed a crime and then runs away. It is an obvious sign and indication of guilt.


Britbabe / Hace 10 months

There should be no immunity for the ex-King. His stealing of money is inexcusable and people in such privileged positions should set a good example. What he did is unforgivable.It seems he was a thoroughly bad man.