August 3, 2020 was a day that Spain will not be able to forget, or at least the Crown. That day, Casa Real communicated that King Juan Carlos not only I stopped living in La Zarzuela, but he was leaving Spain so as not to harm the reign of his son, Felipe VI. Already at that time it seemed clear that his exile would be temporary, and it seems that it will.
Although in principle supposedly reliable sources such as ABC and La Vanguardia placed Juan Carlos de Borbón in the Dominican Republic, where he has the support of the Fanjul family, turned out to be a red herring. The destination of King Juan Carlos was Abu Dhabi, where it also has support, much more important and influential than the Fanjul. There he finds himself living in luxury while the storm rages.
Abu Dhabi may seem like a paradise, but only for a few weeks. This is what King Emeritus hopes to spend there, who according to ‘Viva la vida’ I would have already planned to return to Spain on September 10, 2020, that is, just one month after leaving your country for financial scandals.
At the dinner he had with friends in Sanxenxo, which took place on August 2, 2020, the day before the Casa Real statement was released, Juan Carlos de Borbón I would have pointed out that his departure would not be very long and I was hoping to go back there in September. The reason is that the Sanxenxo regattas are held on those dates. However, it is unlikely that they will take place due to the pandemic, so that return is in doubt.
What does seem certain is that Juan Carlos de Borbón does not intend to remain outside of Spain forever. Abu Dabi It may be fine for a few weeks, but not forever. It is also speculated that it could settle in the Dominican Republic when the hurricane season ends, although everything is gossip, with greater or lesser consistency. In that sense, time will tell, and most likely King Juan Carlos returns to Spain at some point. That is at least his wish, another thing is that he be allowed to fulfill it.
He did not want to reveal his destiny
On the other hand, and although it has been criticized that there has been no transparency with the fate of King Juan Carlos, there are reasons why the former Head of State wanted to keep his whereabouts secret for as long as possible. It did not turn out well and it has been another drag on the Crown, but Juan Carlos de Borbón feels that he does not have to explain where he is. As ABC points out, the reason is that King Juan Carlos withdrew from official acts and his assignment was eliminated. It does not receive money from the budget that goes to the Crown, and therefore believes that they should not be held accountable in that regard. The approach could not be more wrong or more wrong, but there are still those who think they are doing the right thing. They will know. The legacy of Juan Carlos I is already destroyed, but he should still think that maxim within the Monarchies: the important thing is not the person, but the dynasty. That is, the important thing is not Juan Carlos de Borbón, but the Monarchy. Felipe VI continues to reign and his reign and the future of the Institution should concern King Juan Carlos.
In any case, among those who defend him argue that if the exact destination was revealed and it was relatively accessible, there would be a media circus that would cause his departure from the place where he was. On the other hand, King Juan Carlos has to escort four civil guards, a team more than enough when he does not transcend the place where he is, but insufficient if everyone knows where he is. These are their motives. That everyone understands is another story.