King Meets with Monti; Queen on Vacation

King Juan Carlos welcomed Italian Premier Mario Monti at Zarzuela Palace today.

King Juan Carlos with Prime Minister Monti at Zarzuela Palace.
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Monti stopped in Spain as part of a tour of several European countries. He’s seeking solidarity for measures to beef up the troubled Euro currency.

Spain and Italy are among the countries that are most under pressure from financial markets.

Meanwhile, Queen Sofia and other members of the Royal Family have been in Palma de Mallorca on vacation.

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King Suffers Major Fall

King Juan Carlos suffered a significant fall today during a visit to military command facilities in Madrid.

El Pais documented the fall in a photo gallery. His Majesty only suffered minor bruising.

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King Juan Carlos has had some difficulty walking since his hip replacement surgery.