The former Spanish king Juan Carlos has Monday announced that he is starting from June 2, completely withdraw from public life. It is five years ago that the king’s abdication did and the torch passed on to his son Felipe VI.
“I think the time has come for a new page of my life to start and me to withdraw from public life”, said the 81-year-old Juan Carlos, in a letter to his 51-year-old son.
Since his resignation in June 2014 remained Juan Carlos Felipe assist at various official ceremonies, and public events. He sat 39 years on the throne in Spain.
Although he is a long time popular for his contribution to the end of the dictatorship in the country, had frost the last years before his abdication suffered from several scandals. So there was a judicial investigation against his youngest daughter Cristina and son-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarin, who since a year in the cell. Also, an expensive trip to Botswana, while Spain is in an economic crisis was, fell by the population not in good earth.