Spanish Prime Minister backs former King Juan Carlos in exile

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday made a public gesture of support for Spain’s royal family after former King Juan Carlos left the country for an unspecified destination amid a growing financial scandal.

Sanchez said that he respects the decision of the Royal Household to “distance themselves from the allegedly questionable and reprehensible behavior”.

Sanchez added that a person, not an institution, was being judged and when asked as to the whereabouts of Juan Carlos, claimed to not have the information.

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Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church. 

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