He also underwent a hip operation in September 2013 at Madrid's Quirón hospital.
Marin during his formation and as a priest.
Upon the death of Franco in 1975, Juan Carlos acceded to the throne of Spain.
In April 2018, Juan Carlos was admitted to hospital for a surgery on his right knee.
It was alleged by the Russian regional authorities that in August 2006 Juan Carlos shot a drunken tame bear Mitrofan the Bear during a private hunting trip to Russia; the Office of the Spanish Monarchy denied this claim.
Juan Carlos quickly instituted reforms, to the great displeasure of and conservative elements, especially in the military, who had expected him to maintain the authoritarian state.