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King of Spain to undergo third hip surgery

September 20, 2013 • Entertainment


Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander, fourth left, and his wife Queen Maxima, second right, Spain’s King Juan Carlos,third right, Spain’s Queen Sofia, third left, Spain’s Princess Letizia, left, Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe, second left, Princess Elena of Spain, right, pose for a picture during the welcome ceremony, at the Zarzuela Palace, in Madrid, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s King Juan Carlos is to undergo a third hip operation in less than two years after suffering what appears to be an infection that is hampering his ability to walk, officials said Friday.

A specialist surgeon from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has flown to Madrid to examine Juan Carlos and determined that surgery is needed to clear up a problem that has been causing the monarch Login to read more

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