The Jokester Majesty

King Juan Carlos has always had a healthy sense of humor.

Now, according to recent news reports, his new surgeon, Dr. Cabanela, revealed that His Majesty pretended to fall as a practical joke to health aides.

Cabanela also said the King tried to reach him at home but spoke to his wife instead. Cabanela said his wife was startled by the telephonic encounter.

“I think the King has called you and I thought it was a joke,” Cabanela’s wife supposedly said, “and I was about to tell him I was the Queen!”

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King Juan Carlos swearing in new judicial branch aides at Zarzuela Palace this week.
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The King recently had his second scheduled operation and is now in recovery.

Meanwhile, Queen Sofia yesterday attended a Christmas concert at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

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The Queen in the Royal Box.
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Media reports indicate the Queen is now in Geneva for the birthday of one of Infanta Cristina’s children.

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