This week, the left-wing government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tried to distance himself from Juan Carlos’ return to Spain, also making sure that he would limit his time at the Zarzuela royal palace, owned by the Spanish state, to a daytime visit to Monday. Government ministers have insisted that Juan Carlos, even after the closure of the lawsuits, still had to clarify and justify his past actions towards the Spanish people.

“All citizens of Spain deserve a statement,” Nadia Calviño, the economy minister, told Cadena Ser, a Spanish radio station, on Thursday. She said her government was drafting a law that would “increase and strengthen the transparency of the royal family”.

While stressing that Juan Carlos was now living permanently in Abu Dhabi, the royal family said in its statement that his goal was to travel regularly to Spain to visit his family and friends.

Juan Carlos, an avid sailor, will spend the weekend in one of his favorite seaside towns, Sanxenxo, to attend the regatta. Officials from the town hall there told Spanish news media that his participation in the race would be dependent on weather conditions. Whether or not he’s boarding a boat, his visit has resulted in about 100 news outlets signing up to cover the regatta and local hotels filling up.

On Monday, he will be briefly reunited with his wife, Queen Sofia, who is spending this week in Miami. One of the fraud investigations focused on how Juan Carlos transferred millions in 2012 to an offshore account in the Bahamas that belonged to a company owned by his former mistress, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.

Ms. zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was also acquitted in December of wrongdoing by Swiss prosecutors. She has since filed a separate case in London against Juan Carlos, accusing him of harassment, including illegal surveillance by agents of the Spanish Secret Service. In March, an English judge ruled that her case could continue after she rejected a claim by Juan Carlos’s lawyers that he had state immunity to face trial in London.

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