This weekend King Juan Carlos I of Spain broke his hip while hunting elephants in Botswana. The King, who is 74, was flown to Madrid, where he underwent surgery for three fractures to his hip.
Obviously this is a PR disaster for the King of Spain. That the head of state of a country in such a deep economic crisis as Spain goes on expensive foreign holidays to hunt endangered species does not look good at all. Furthermore, it has emerged that King Juan Carlos was accompanied by his alleged mistress, Princess Corinna of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, who is as old as his youngest daughter.
Queen Sofía is reportedly on a private visit to her native Greece with her siblings to celebrate Orthodox Easter, and it was stated during the weekend that there would be no changes to her travel plans. The King and Queen will reach their golden wedding anniversary next month, on 14 May.