Spanish king’s grandson shoots self in foot

2012-04-10 11:01

Felipe Juan Froilan, a 13-year-old grandson of Spain’s King Juan

Carlos, was today recovering at a Madrid clinic after accidentally shooting

himself in the right foot, palace sources said.

The accident occurred when Froilan, the oldest grandchild of Juan

Carlos and Queen Sofia, was practising shooting with his father at a country

estate near Soria in the north.

Froilan shot himself with a small-calibre gun.

He was first taken to a hospital in Soria and then to Madrid, where

he was operated on. His life was not in danger and he was recovering well, the

sources said.

Froilan is the oldest child of Princess Elena – the oldest of Juan

Carlos’ three children – and aristocrat Jaime de Marichalar. The couple divorced

in 2009.

Froilan is the fifth in line to the Spanish throne.

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