Currently questioned by the Spanish courts about her involvement in corruption cases, the former lover of Juan Carlos, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittengenstein confided in Paris Match.

Since August 4 and the announcement of his exile, the former King of Spain Juan Carlos has been at the heart of all controversies. The latter is accused by the Spanish justice and the Swiss justice of having concealed 100 million euros on an account of the Lucum foundation in Switzerland. Accused of being involved in the affairs of the deposed king for “suspicion and aggravated money laundering”, his former lover Corinna zu Sayn-Wittengenstein confided in Paris Match on several aspects of this controversy. The latter, accused of having received 65 million dollars of the famous hidden sum, told the weekly “I had no reason to question a head of state. The revelations which followed were manipulated, used of sensationalist way, to create gigantic controversy. It’s all driven by a political agenda. “

The 56-year-old aristocrat continued by delivering remarks that Juan Carlos would have made in the private sphere. “He was very explicit in confiding to me:” I have two fronts in front of me. The first is made up of my wife and her lieutenants: she is in a hurry to put her son on the throne, because she has much more influence over him than over me. The second is played by Mariano Rajoy (editor’s note: former prime minister), who aims to castrate me and weaken the monarchy.“”

An engagement ring for Corinna zu Sayn-Wittengenstein

Juan Carlos’ former mistress received our colleagues from Paris Match in London. During this interview which will be available in the Thursday, September 17 issue, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittengenstein said “at the end of 2008, he indeed went to see him in Berlin before giving me a magnificent engagement ring in early 2009. I took it as a token of the seriousness of our relationship, but I knew that this commitment could not materialize “. The latter, may concerned about the opinion of the Spanish monarchy also judged the departure of Juan Carlos. “During a crisis of this magnitude, the royal family should have stood united. Sending the ex-king in fragile health, in exile, and this in the midst of the Covid period, is irresponsible“, he concluded.

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King Juan Carlos of Spain in Madrid
King Juan Carlos of Spain upon his arrival at the funeral of Mexican businessman Placido Arango in Madrid on February 17, 2020.

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Princess Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein attends a congress in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nov. 17, 2017.

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King Juan Carlos I recollects himself after the death of Infanta Maria del Pilar de Bourbon in Madrid, January 8, 2020.

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Former King of Spain Juan Carlos I at Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo in Spain on September 28, 2019.

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Former King Juan Carlos I, who underwent open heart surgery for triple bypass surgery at 81, leaves hospital in Madrid on August 31, 2019.

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King Juan Carlos I arrives at University Hospital Quironsalud Madrid for heart surgery on August 23, 2019.

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King Juan Carlos I, his wife Queen Sofia and their daughter Infanta Elena of Spain went to a restaurant in Sanxenxo, Spain on July 12, 2019.

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Former King Juan Carlos I of Spain accused of corruption
King Juan Carlos I of Spain attends the men’s final of the French tennis internationals at Roland Garros 2019 in Paris on June 9, 2019.