King Juan Carlos is said to have left Spain for the Dominican Republic, according to several media outlets.
The Spanish Royal Household said yesterday that Don Juan Carlos would move out of Zarzuela Palace and abandon the country amid claims of financial irregularities.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez today praised King Felipe for distancing himself from his father for the sake of the Crown.
Other left-leaning figiures, however, said Don Juan Carlos’ departure was akin to fleeing justice. His Majesty’s attorneys say he remains open to whatever officials may need.
King Felipe, meanwhile, continued with his agenda and has not commented on the crisis. He has resigned any inheritance from his father.
King Juan Carlos may be staying in Casa de Campo, a Dominican resort owned by the wealthy Fanjul family.