King’s Operation A Success

King Juan Carlos is out of intensive care and has already taken his first steps after a hernia operation.

© Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.
© Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.

His Majesty went to La Milagrosa hospital in Madrid for the scheduled operation.

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. © Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.
Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia.
© Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.

Several members of the Royal Family have made their way to visit Don Juan Carlos at the hospital. So has Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

© Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.
Queen Sofia, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina.
© Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.

The King is expected to be in the hospital for about a week, but will spend a few more in recovery.

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Back in the Hospital

Don Juan Carlos was back in the hospital for a few hours last night for surgery on his right hip.

In an official announcement, the Royal Household said the King went to USP San José Hospital to take care of a dislocation. It happened after a sudden or “bad” movement.

The King had been healing from a hip replacement procedure. Doctors said they would continue monitoring his recovery.

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

Apparently the King was well enough today to hold his weekly meeting with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.