Spain‘s disgraced former King Juan Carlos was pictured leaving an unique non-public member’s membership in London final night time forward of his reported ‘non-public lunch with King Charles’.
The controversial royal, 85, who has been on the centre of corruption investigations in his homeland and a long-running and ongoing authorized battle together with his former lover, had dinner with a gaggle of pals at Oswald’s in central London final night time.
Oswald’s is probably the most unique of London’s non-public members’ golf equipment, with Prince William, Queen Camilla and Boris Johnson and his spouse Carrie amongst those that frequent the venue.
At 11pm, the father-of-three – who abdicated the throne in 2014 – was seen being escorted out of the non-public membership by two bodyguards.
After climbing right into a black 4×4, the previous monarch, wearing a navy go well with and pink tie, fortunately waved for the cameras from the tan leather-based passenger seat.
The previous monarch, 85, was pictured waving to the cameras from his 4×4 as he left the membership final night time
Earlier this month, main Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported that Juan Carlos has flown to London from his house in Dubai.
Throughout his stopover within the capital, the disgraced royal will allegedly have a ‘non-public’ lunch with King Charles.
MailOnline has contacted Buckingham Palace for remark.
Juan Carlos joined his son, Spain’s present King Felipe VI, and different members of its royal household, together with Felipe’s former TV information journalist’s spouse Letizia Ortiz, at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral final September.
The royal was reportedly requested to not attend the state funeral by Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchéz as they wished his son King Felipe to ‘symbolize the nation’.
The Spanish authorities described his journey on the time as ‘non-public’, insisting Juan Carlos’ son and daughter-in-law have been the one royal representatives there in an official capability.
After leaving London, Juan Carlos can also be anticipated to make solely his second go to to Spain since his shock departure in August 2020.
The ex-King is reported to be flying into the Galician resort of Sanxenxo, one of many locations he visited in his first return to his homeland in Might final 12 months following his transfer to Abu Dhabi almost three years in the past, to participate in a regatta.
Juan Carlos, 85, will reportedly meet King Charles for a ‘non-public’ lunch throughout his go to to London, in keeping with Spain’s nationwide media
King Charles pictured with Juan Carlos and his spouse Sofia on the funeral for the late Romanian King Michael in Bucharest in 2017
El Mundo says Juan Carlos was initially planning to make a brand new journey to Spain in mid-Might however determined to deliver his plans ahead to subsequent week as a result of it was an ‘insufficient date’ so near native and regional elections on Might 28.
The previous king, who continues to be married to his spouse Sofia regardless of his quite a few extra-marital affairs, has been accused of constructing a move at Princess Diana when she was simply 25 throughout a vacation she and the then-Prince Charles spent in Majorca in 1986.
Spanish royal knowledgeable Pilar Eyre made the declare in a 2012 ebook.
Diana herself denied something untoward had occurred however admitted that whereas the libidinous former king was ‘charming’ he may very well be a ‘little too attentive.’
A 2017 ebook by Spanish society author Amadeo Martinez Ingles dubbed Juan Carlos a intercourse addict and claimed he bedded nearly 5,000 girls.
Other than his extramarital dalliances, mentioned to have resulted in secret love kids, the previous Spanish king has discovered himself on the centre of corruption investigations and been accused of harassment by former lover Corinna zu Wittgenstein-Sayn in a case heard by London’s Court docket of Attraction final 12 months.
Juan Carlos was wearing a navy go well with and pink tie for his night out on the non-public member’s membership
Prince William, Queen Camilla and Boris Johnson and his spouse Carrie are additionally members of Oswald’s in central London
Pictured: Juan Carlos’ visitors adopted him out of the non-public member’s cub in central London final night time
King Juan Carlos I, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, was invited to the late monarch’s funeral by Buckingham Palace. He’s now set to satisfy King Charles III forward of Might’s coronation
The disgraced former King Juan Carlos of Spain arrived at Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s funeral final 12 months (pictured) regardless of a row over his attendance with the Spanish authorities
Other than his extramarital dalliances, mentioned to have resulted in secret love kids, the previous Spanish king has discovered himself on the centre of corruption investigations and been accused of harassment by former lover Corinna zu Wittgenstein-Sayn (pictured in London in 2014) in a case heard by London’s Court docket of Attraction final 12 months
UK Court docket of Attraction judges dominated in December Juan Carlos, who reigned as King of Spain from 1975 to 2014 when he abdicated in favour of his son, had immunity for the interval earlier than he abdicated.
Her declare, launched in London’s Excessive Court docket, will likely be heard at a trial anticipated to be later this 12 months.
Their relationship remained a secret till 2012 when it emerged they’d been on safari collectively to Botswana on the top of Spain’s financial disaster.
The journey got here to mild after the previous monarch broke his hip in a fall and he needed to be flown again to Madrid for surgical procedure.
Juan Carlos left Spain for a luxurious resort in Abu Dhabi after Swiss prosecutors opened an investigation into financial institution accounts he was accused of getting in tax havens.
Spain launched its personal investigations primarily based partly on info shared by Switzerland together with one about money the previous king allegedly acquired as a part of his involvement in a high-speed Saudi Arabia rail contract.
The scandals he was caught up in left his status in tatters, though the investigations into him for alleged corruption and tax fraud have been archived after he deactivated the potential of authorized motion by paying off his tax money owed.
Earlier this 12 months it was reported businesswoman Corinna zu Wittgenstein-Sayn, 57, was promoting her stately house in Shropshire after telling pals she fears for her security.
Juan Carlos – who’s a great-great-grandchild of Britain’s Queen Victoria – is now a tax resident within the United Arab Emirates.