An English court allows a trial of an ex-girlfriend of former Spanish King Juan Carlos. Juan Carlos, who resigned in 2014 for health reasons, is accused by his ex Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (58) of harassing her for years, threatening her and deliberately damaging her good name.
Juan Carlos has caused British and Spanish secret services to patrol her for no apparent reason.
Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn has gone to court to seek substantial damages and action against the defamation and threats of the former monarch who withdrew to the United Arab Emirates in 2020 after a corruption scandal in Spain.
Juan Carlos (84) had brought forward to a judge in London that he enjoys immunity as an (ex-) king, but the court rejected that.
The judge ruled that Juan Carlos might be able to argue this in Spain, but in England, he is no longer a monarch or head of state. The Danish businesswoman Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn can therefore start a lawsuit. The next hearing in the case is March 29.