On November 21, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain and His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias visited His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain at the Hospital Universitario Quirón in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain, after having a two-hour operation on his left hip.

The king’s surgeons “…removed the temporary prothesis and implanted a permanent one…” according to a spokesman for the Spanish royal court.  His Majesty is expected to remain in the hospital for another week.