The exiled former Spanish king Juan Carlos was ‘injected with female hormones to control his rampant sex drive’, an ex-police chief has sensationally claimed in a parliamentary hearing.
Jose Manuel Villarejo also said the disgraced former monarch, now living at a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, was given testosterone blockers by the Spanish secret service after his libido was categorised as a ‘state problem.’
Villarejo, a former Spanish Police commissioner currently on trial in a blackmail case, said, according to The Times: ‘[The National Intelligence Centre (CNI)] injected female hormones and testosterone blockers to control his libido because it was considered a problem of state that he was so horny.’
He went on to add, answering questions from a Catalan MP in a Parliamentary Commission investigating separate spying allegations under a previous Spanish government: ‘They took everything away from him, he couldn’t be with a woman or anything.’
News of the disgraced former king’s legendary libido are not new, however. It comes after a Spanish author and military historian Amadeo Martinez Ingles wrote a book entitled ‘Juan Carlos: The King Of 5,000 Lovers’, piecing together evidence of his sexual history and painting the king as a rampant sex addict.
Princess Diana is rumoured to have been just one of the young ladies the ex-king, now 79, pursued in a romantic career in which — like his namesake, the seducer Don Juan — he is said to have bedded almost 5,000 women.
An ex-police chief, Jose Manuel Villarejo (pictured), who is on trial in a blackmail case claimed the former Spanish king Juan Carlos, 83, was injected with testosterone blockers after his libido was categorised as a ‘state problem’
News of the disgraced former king’s legendary libido are not new. Spanish author and military historian Amadeo Martinez Ingles wrote a book entitled ‘Juan Carlos: The King Of 5,000 Lovers’, piecing together evidence of his sexual history and painting the king as a rampant sex addict (pictured: Juan Carlos in Spain, 2019)
Villarejo, who has been accused of spying on and working to discredit some of Spain’s most high-profile politicians as a key figure in the nation’s ‘sewer politics’, also insisted he was asked to get rid of medical documents which would have proved the medication went on.
He denied having any involvement in the effort to bring Juan Carlos’ notorious sex drive under control and said he found out about it from Corinna Larsen, a former lover of the ex-monarch now living in London.
In an explosive book published in 2016 called ‘Juan Carlos: The King of 5,000 lovers’, Spanish society writer Amadeo Martinez Ingles dubbed the ex-king a sex addict and said he had hundreds of relationships even after marriage to his wife Queen Sofia in 1962.
The book claimed he had had 62 lovers in one six-month period alone, and during his ‘passionate period’ between 1976 and 1994, the king had slept with a staggering 2,154 women.
Spanish royal family expert Pilar Eyre has corroborated Martinez Ingles’ claims the former King attempted to bed Princess Diana, saying said Juan Carlos made a ‘tactile’ advance to Diana when she was just 25.
The allegations, made during a parliamentary hearing, said the disgraced former monarch (pictured in 2019), was ‘injected with female hormones’ by the Spanish secret service to control his sex drive
Diana herself denied anything untoward had happened but admitted that while the libidinous king was ‘charming’ he could be a ‘little too attentive.’
In January 2017 it was claimed spymasters paid a former Miss World contestant millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to stop her spilling the beans on her supposed affair with Juan Carlos when he was still King of Spain.
Ex beauty queen-turned-actress Barbara Rey reportedly had the cash paid into an offshore account to make sure she kept quiet about her long-standing romance with the ex-monarch.
The claims were made by respected Spanish news website OKDIARIO and were immediately picked up by other Spanish media who focused on the shocking allegation that the money allegedly paid to Ms Rey, the country’s Miss World candidate in 1971, came from public funds that should have been spent on fighting terrorism and organised crime.
An explosive book published in 2016 called ‘Juan Carlos: The King of 5,000 lovers’, dubbed the ex-king a sex addict, claiming he had hundreds of relationships even after marriage to wife Queen Sofia in 1962 (pictured together in 1994)
A spokesman for Spain’s Royal Family declined to comment on the reports at the time.
A Belgian housewife has claimed to be the daughter of Juan Carlos.
Ingrid Sartiau’s paternity claim was thrown out by Spain’s Supreme Court in 2015 after the ex-monarch’s lawyers appealed an earlier decision to study the case.
Spanish waiter Albert Sola also claimed around the same time as Ingrid that he was an illegitimate son of Juan Carlos – but his attempts to be recognised failed early on.
Juan Carlos reigned as King of Spain from 1975 to 2014 when he abdicated in favour of his son Felipe VI.
The 83-year-old left Spain for Abu Dhabi in August last year after Swiss prosecutors opened an investigation into bank accounts he allegedly held in tax havens.