Spain’s former king Juan Carlos, who has been facing corruption allegations, has left the country, according to reports.

The nation’s Supreme Court opened an inquiry in June into his involvement in a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia which was granted to Spanish companies in 2011.

The investigation came after Switzerland’s La Tribune de Geneve newspaper reported he had received $100m (£75m) from the late Saudi King Abdullah.

The ex-Spanish monarch allegedly then transferred a large amount to a businesswoman, in what investigators are considering as a possible attempt to hide the money from authorities.


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