The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #121  
Old 10-06-2011, 02:57 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 8,412
JC's first event outside Zarzuela since the tendon operation, still with boot & one crutch, in Sevilla.
Imagen ampliada - Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 12-04-2011, 01:33 PM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 8,412
The King is said to have run into a door some time ago (or did he have an argument with his wife ???)
Spain's King left with black eye after walking into a door - Telegraph

Later, and still ongoing to this day, he continues to wear very dark glasses at events, hard to believe that this is "only" because of the door incident, these type of glasses are often worn by people with eye issues, sensitivity etc
Run-in with a doorknob blindsides Spain's king
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 12-04-2011, 01:43 PM
lula's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: , Spain
Posts: 16,686
A few hours after the accident only the wound was appreciated, but as the hours and the days passed the hematoma extended to the two eyes and still has not disappeared.

The day of the accident

http://estaticos04.cache.el-mundo.ne...21962728_0.jpg

Last friday

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...jM8L5/x610.jpg
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 04-27-2012, 04:02 AM
dazzling's Avatar
Super Moderator
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
Picture of the Month Assistant Coordinator
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 18,316
All posts & discussion on King Juan Carlos hip injury and his trip to Africa can all be discussed in the
King Juan Carlos Hunting Accident & Trip To Africa 2012
Thread
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 11-13-2012, 02:49 PM
lula's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: , Spain
Posts: 16,686
King postpones a trip to Paris because doctors advised him to slow down

The King has decided to postpone a visit to Paris that was scheduled to perform next week, during which he would meet with President François Hollande, on the advice of doctors, who have recommended slow down his activities to avoid damaging his joints.

Sources of the King's House explained to Efe that following his recent trip to India, which has developed an intensive program of work and formal events in Bombay and New Delhi, the doctors advised him to be more calm with his official activities.

...

El Rey aplaza un viaje a París porque los médicos le aconsejan bajar el ritmo
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 11-16-2012, 03:55 PM
lula's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: , Spain
Posts: 16,686
King Juan Carlos will have surgery on his left hip next week
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 11-19-2012, 10:23 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Turku, Finland
Posts: 14,900
Infanta Pilar told today, that the king will have his hip operated on Wednesday.
El Rey será intervenido este miércoles, según la infanta Pilar - ANTENA 3 TV
Translation
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 11-19-2012, 10:31 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 8,412
El Rey ser intervenido este mircoles de una artrosis en su cadera

The Infanta Pilar has been commissioned to announce that her brother, King Juan Carlos, will undergo surgery on Wednesday. She informed the media that osteoarthritis is a "genetic" suffering "whole family".

Infanta Pilar said it was King who told her directly about the operation. "It's a mechanical intervention," she said, "I have operated both hips and so has my sister. Are you getting osteoarthritis with age. "

Displaying her usual humor, the Infanta has said that it is "a thing of the bones that does not affect the brain. No need to worry about this. "
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 11-19-2012, 10:47 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 8,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade View Post
El Rey ser intervenido este mircoles de una artrosis en su cadera

The Infanta Pilar has been commissioned to announce that her brother, King Juan Carlos, will undergo surgery on Wednesday. She informed the media that osteoarthritis is a "genetic" suffering "whole family".

Infanta Pilar said it was King who told her directly about the operation. "It's a mechanical intervention," she said, "I have operated both hips and so has my sister. Are you getting osteoarthritis with age. "

Displaying her usual humor, the Infanta has said that it is "a thing of the bones that does not affect the brain. No need to worry about this. "
Thanks for posting,I wonder why it was Pilar and not Felipe or Elena,either way I'm happy that theirs communication going on between the senior siblings.
__________________
30th of July 1936-Birth of HRH The Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 11-19-2012, 10:56 AM
vkrish's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 841
I have seen the video of King Juan Carlos at the State banquet in his visit to India. Initially he walked well, but after the reception he could barely move, and asked an Indian attache to hold him and help him walk.
I seriously feel his time is done. He should go into semi-retirement, attending only very important State events like National Day and absolutely nothing out of Madrid.
The Prince of Asturias should gradually take over. Monarchs in their 70s cannot be expected to perform as they did in their 40s and 50s..
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip even work into their 90s, but that is an exception rather than a rule.
So I seriously feel Juan Carlos and King Harald should cut down things.
Come on, George VI couldnt even do official things in his 50s, started sending his daughter on all foreign visits since 1948..So not a big deal..
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 11-19-2012, 01:45 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 8,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by vkrish View Post
I have seen the video of King Juan Carlos at the State banquet in his visit to India. Initially he walked well, but after the reception he could barely move, and asked an Indian attache to hold him and help him walk.
I seriously feel his time is done. He should go into semi-retirement, attending only very important State events like National Day and absolutely nothing out of Madrid.
The Prince of Asturias should gradually take over. Monarchs in their 70s cannot be expected to perform as they did in their 40s and 50s..
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip even work into their 90s, but that is an exception rather than a rule.
So I seriously feel Juan Carlos and King Harald should cut down things.
Come on, George VI couldnt even do official things in his 50s, started sending his daughter on all foreign visits since 1948..So not a big deal..
Juan Carlos is the King and head of state,talk of him going into semi retirement is out of the question,he believes he is King for life.

As it stands both the Prince and Princess have a busy schedule and have represented Spain at numerous foreign events as does the Queen.
__________________
30th of July 1936-Birth of HRH The Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 11-19-2012, 02:01 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto (ON) & London (UK), Canada
Posts: 5,261
Quote:
Originally Posted by vkrish View Post
Come on, George VI couldnt even do official things in his 50s, started sending his daughter on all foreign visits since 1948..So not a big deal..
Aging does not mean you have to retire from working. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who also had hip replacement surgery, continued to undertake official engagements throughout her long life and was still traveling overseas well into her 80s as have her daughter and son in law.
George VI only ceased overseas travel in the last year of his life when he was suffering from lung cancer. .
Many people have hip replacement surgery and go on to live long and productive active lives. There is no real reason why Juan Carlos should not continue his role after recovery from his operation, and most likely will be much more comfortable and in less pain while doing so.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 11-21-2012, 12:49 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by NGalitzine View Post
Aging does not mean you have to retire from working. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who also had hip replacement surgery, continued to undertake official engagements throughout her long life and was still traveling overseas well into her 80s as have her daughter and son in law.
George VI only ceased overseas travel in the last year of his life when he was suffering from lung cancer.
Many people have hip replacement surgery and go on to live long and productive active lives. There is no real reason why Juan Carlos should not continue his role after recovery from his operation, and most likely will be much more comfortable and in less pain while doing so.

Totally agree, NGalitzine. Why should physical disabilities and age define us as people? Everyone will eventually get older, and as life expectancy rises, more and more senior citizens will continue to work. My Aunt had a stroke in her mid 70's -- yes, a stroke -- yet managed to recuperate and go back to a job as a technical writer. She returned to driving again and continues to drive at age 84. She finally retired at age 80, but is still active in the community. Another Auntie continues to teach at a private catholic school at age 75, and the kids love her. I really hate to see people being put "out to pasture" because they have age related injuries or disabilities. Look at Steven Hawking. What if someone had said "he can't do this, he's too disabled/old...". Remember what Winston Churchill said: "Never, never, never, never give up."
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old 11-21-2012, 01:11 PM
vkrish's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 841
Oh An Ard Ri, NGalitzine and Jessmacleod, even I consider him a King for life and will be glad if he moves actively. All I am saying is that usually people longevity and health in old age are dependant on various factors. So if his health is not improving, then his hard work will only put more stress and deteriorate it. He keeps falling down at every other engagement..and it is risky..in this age even small injuries will pile up and complicate like hell. I only want him to cut down on work, particularly visits, so that he can serve his people well for many many more years.
If his doctors advise it is okay to continue with his hectic work then fine.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old 11-21-2012, 01:45 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 8,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by vkrish View Post
Oh An Ard Ri, NGalitzine and Jessmacleod, even I consider him a King for life and will be glad if he moves actively. All I am saying is that usually people longevity and health in old age are dependant on various factors. So if his health is not improving, then his hard work will only put more stress and deteriorate it. He keeps falling down at every other engagement..and it is risky..in this age even small injuries will pile up and complicate like hell. I only want him to cut down on work, particularly visits, so that he can serve his people well for many many more years.
If his doctors advise it is okay to continue with his hectic work then fine.
Which is exactly what he has done,the King has only made an handful over oversea's visits,if he wasn't well enough to do so at the time I'm sure his doctors would have advised against it.

Queen Sofia,Felipe and Letizia's oversea's visit have increased over the past few years,the majority of the King's engagements take place at the Zarzuela complex or else in nearby Madrid.

At the end of the day we all wish His Majesty a speedy recovery and hope he has plenty of time to rest.
__________________
30th of July 1936-Birth of HRH The Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre
Reply With Quote
  #136  
Old 11-21-2012, 02:06 PM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 8,412
I disagree, at least regarding those high profile visits to other countries (State, Official, Working Visits).

The King has been abroad six times in 2012, the same number of trips he more or less did in previous years (7 in 2011, 5 in 2010 etc, 6 in 2005 when he was much better, health wise). Given that the government decides what kind of visits are on the agenda and not the House of the King, I think these kind of visits have decreased rather because of the crisis rather than the health of the King. In- and outgoing State Visits are very expensive.

Same goes for F&L, since they got married, they usually do around 3 official visits per year, nothing has changed.

What has changed indeed is that the King these days seems to avoid to travel together with Queen Sofia, unless he needs her for the Ladies's programme, like in Cadiz Other than that, the King is likely to avoid travelling around the country for low profile events, something the Princes do a lot.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #137  
Old 11-21-2012, 02:10 PM
EIIR's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Somewhere, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,624
Maybe it's just me, but JC has seemed to be visibly declining over the last few years. He looks much older than he actually is. I hope this new procedure can give the King's health a boost.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #138  
Old 11-21-2012, 02:16 PM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 8,412
Quote:
Originally Posted by EIIR View Post
Maybe it's just me, but JC has seemed to be visibly declining over the last few years. He looks much older than he actually is. I hope this new procedure can give the King's health a boost.
JC lived life to the full and on the fast lane. Other than that, he is a trooper like the two old people in London. He is King for life, would never step down because of physical problems.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #139  
Old 11-21-2012, 02:39 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 8,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade View Post
JC lived life to the full and on the fast lane. Other than that, he is a trooper like the two old people in London. He is King for life, would never step down because of physical problems.
He's not quite as robust as the 'two old people in London' but a trooper none the less!
__________________
30th of July 1936-Birth of HRH The Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre
Reply With Quote
  #140  
Old 11-21-2012, 02:51 PM
vkrish's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 841
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
He's not quite as robust as the 'two old people in London' but a trooper none the less!
Nice one
One thing..like the 'two old people in London' I find KJC also looks more regal ang gracious in old age, i mean, 70s..Is this a universal finding? That we love them too young or too old?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
king juan carlos, king juan carlos health, spains king


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
King Juan Carlos's Path to the Spanish Crown bebajp Royal Family of Spain 8 01-08-2013 03:56 AM
Diana's eating disorders and health issues Ava Elizabeth Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) 229 07-15-2012 03:26 PM
30th Anniversary of King Juan Carlos' Enthronement; November 25, 2005 Tina King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia 184 10-15-2009 05:32 AM
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, Current Events Part 1: June 2003 - February 2005 Alexandria Current Events Archive 210 02-01-2005 03:50 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta cristina infanta elena infanta leonor jordan kate middleton king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg ottoman pom prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince joachim prince laurent prince pieter-christiaan princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess claire princess elisabeth princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess marie princess mary princess of asturias queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia spain state visit visit wedding william


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:26 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]