Spokesman: Former Spanish King Juan Carlos Has Been in UAE Since Aug. 3

MADRID (Reuters) -
Former Spanish King Juan Carlos. (Reuters/Francois Lenoir/File Photo)

Former Spanish King Juan Carlos has been in the United Arab Emirates since Aug. 3, a spokesman for the royal household said on Monday, confirming a report by state broadcaster TVE.

In a statement released on Aug. 3, Juan Carlos had said he would leave the country for an unspecified destination after controversial aspects of his past private life came to light.

Asked on Monday whether the TVE report was correct, a spokesman for the royal household said, “That is what King Juan Carlos has told us.”