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An exiled former king of Spain had to be given "female hormones" in order to control his sex drive, according to a ex police chief who is on trial for blackmail.

It is claimed Juan Carlos was injected with the testosterone blockers because the disgraced king was “so horny” that the issue had become a "state problem".

The claims were made regarding Juan Carlos by former Spanish Police commissioner Jose Manuel Villarejo during a parliamentary hearing.

According to The Times, Villarejo said: “'[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.”

Juan Carlos having a “rampant” sex drive is well known but Villarejo’s revelation shows that the former king had treatment given the Spanish secret service.

The royal is believed to have had 5,000 lovers and the late Princess Diana was rumoured to be someone Juan Carlos, 83, tried to romantically pursue, according to the Daily Mail.

Spanish author and historian Amadeo Martinez Ingles wrote a book on his sexual escapades entitled Juan Carlos: The King Of 5,000 Lovers.

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As well as his wife Queen Sofia, Juan Carlos was rumoured to have bedded Spanish singer Sara Montiel, Belgian governess Liliane Sartiau and Italian princess Maria Gabriela de Saboya.

The book also claims that in just six months, Juan Carlos had slept with 62 lovers.

The Mail on Sunday also revealed one of Juan Carlos former lovers, Princess Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, is taking him to court over placing her under surveillance.

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Ms zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, also known as Corinna Larsen, claims in court papers that the former king used spies to watch her, hack her phone and internet, as well as issue death threats.

The affair between Ms zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Juan Carlos came to light in 2012 after it emerged the two had been on a safari in Botswana.

Juan Carlos abdicated the throne to his son Felipe VI in 2014 and is currently in exile in Abu Dhabi.

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He left Spain after Swiss prosecutors opened an investigation into his bank accounts over alleged tax havens.

Villarejo was speaking about Juan Carlos while currently on trial accused of spying on some of Spain's politicians as a key figure.

Although he has denied his involvement in helping to control Juan Carlos sex drive, he was asked get rid of medcial documents that would have shown what medication the former king was on.

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