His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain is recovering at the Quirón San José Hospital after having surgery on his left hip on Friday. Earlier this week, His Majesty’s sister, Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón, stated to the press that the king would have surgery on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. That was untrue. Obviously.
Any way, the old king is doing well, according to his doctors, and is expected to leave the hospital in 3-4 days. In the meantime, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain and His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias visited His Majesty at the Quirón San José Hospital last evening.