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King Emeritus Juan Carlos to have a heart operation this Saturday

King Juan Carlos.
King Juan Carlos. / EUROPA PRESS
  • The 81-year-old retired from pubic duty this year after abdicating in favour of his son in 2014

The retired king, Juan Carlos I, is to have a heart operation this Saturday in Madrid. The decision was made following the results of a routine health check in June.

The 81-year-old former head of State retired from pubic duty this year after abdicating in favour of his son in 2014.

This will be the sixteenth operation that the king has undergone. The last time was in 2018 in connection with a problem with a knee replacement.