MADRID — Spain’s royal house said Sunday that King Felipe VI has renounced any future personal inheritance he could receive from his father, King Emeritus Juan Carlos, after the former monarch was accused of financial irregularities.
The royal house said in a statement that in addition to renouncing his inheritance, Felipe is stripping Juan Carlos of his annual stipend.
The decision comes amid an ongoing investigation by Swiss prosecutors into an offshore account that they say was operated for Juan Carlos. The account allegedly received $100 million from Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah in 2008, which prosecutors believes could be kickback payments, according to the Swiss newspaper Tribune de Geneva.
On Saturday, British newspaper The Telegraph reported that Felipe was named as a beneficiary of an offshore fund that controls the Swiss account with an alleged $72 million gift from Saudi Arabia given to his father when he was on the throne.
Felipe denied any knowledge of the fund in Sunday’s statement.