The Spanish king Felipe and his mother Sofia arrive at the hospital to visit his father Juan Carlos I after the former monarch has undergone heart surgery
- The Spanish king Felipe and his mother Sofia arrived at the hospital in Madrid
- The prince arrived while King Emeritus Juan Carlos I undergoes heart surgery
- Palace officials said it was a routine procedure after a June check
The Spanish king Felipe and his mother Sofia have arrived at the hospital to visit his father Juan Carlos I, because the former monarch is undergoing a planned heart surgery.
The 51-year-old saw his sunglasses pull down and smile while he walked with his mother to the entrance of the Quiron hospital in Madrid.
Palace officials said the operation was arranged after an inspection in June and indicated that it was not an urgent procedure.
The Spanish king Felipe is pictured while he arrived at the hospital with his mother Sofia. His father is in the medical facility of Madrid for a planned heart surgery
The 51-year-old looked soft when he got out of the car with a striped blazer, a pink shirt and dark blue sunglasses
His mother Sofia was also well dressed in a striped blazer with a yellow shirt and scarf when she arrived at the hospital in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain, where her husband is undergoing surgery
Arriving at the clinic late on Friday, he told reporters: & # 39; You will see me on the way out & # 39 ;.
The king's 81-year-old emeritus withdrew from public life in May, after he renounced his son in 2014 and ended a 39-year government.
Photos showed his son smoothly when he got out of a black vehicle with a striped white blazer, a pink shirt and dark blue sunglasses.
His mother, the emeritus queen, had also proved good in a striped blazer with a yellow and white shirt and scarf decorated with butterflies.
Revered by many Spaniards, Juan Carlos was considered a key figure in Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy following the death of General Francisco Franco in 1975.
Former monarch Juan Carlos I resigned in 2014 and ended a 39-year reign to make way for his son. In May of this year, he announced his decision to retire. (Pictured: the King's Emeritus during a bullfight in the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, in June of this year)
The king and emeritus queen were depicted as greeting officials in the Quiron hospital
The monarch held out a hand as he entered the hospital this morning with his mother
King Felipe introduced himself this morning outside the hospital in Madrid, Spain
King Felipe put a hand on his face when he stepped out of a car with his mother when he arrived at the hospital where his father had planned heart surgery
His reign, however, was undermined in later years by accusations that he had no contact with ordinary Spaniards, especially during the financial crisis from 2008 to 2014.
Photos showed his family arriving at the hospital and greeted some officials before they entered.
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