Spain’s controversial former king Juan Carlos (83) met his son and successor Felipe VI on his first home visit in almost two years. (54) met in the royal Zarzuela Palace for a reconciliation talk.
Yesterday, shortly after 10 a.m., the car drove with the ex-monarch, who lives in exile in Abu Dhabi, to the residence of the head of state. He was loudly welcomed and celebrated by a group of supporters.
The Bourbone had spent the first four days since its arrival on Thursday in the port of Sanxenxo in the north-west of the country. There he took part in a regatta. We then went to the capital by private jet.
Meeting with wife
After meeting his wife Sofía (83), Felipe and Queen Letizia (49), Juan Carlos flew back to Abu Dhabi.
He had left his homeland in August 2020 after criminal investigations into financial irregularities began against him. His family also distanced themselves from him. The investigation was dropped in March of this year. He wants to stay in exile, but says the ex-monarch, but visits Spain sporadically.