King’s Operation Successful

King Juan Carlos’ hip operation this week has been a success.

Queen Sofia has been among the several members of the Royal Family who have visited His Majesty at Quirón University Hospital in Madrid.

© Agencia EFE
© Agencia EFE

Also there this week were Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina, plus Prince Felipe and Princes Letizia.

© Agencia EFE
© Agencia EFE

Doctors had to operate the King to address an infection stemming from hip replacement surgery.

They are now administering antibiotics and will soon have to operate again.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

His Majesty received ambassadorial credentials before going into surgery. He did so at Zarzuela Palace, rather than the usual venue, the Royal Palace in downtown Madrid.

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