10 Apr, 2024 @ 12:23
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Spain’s Queen Sofia, 85, admitted into Madrid hospital to treat infection


SPAIN’S Queen Sofia, who is 85 years old, has been admitted into a Madrid hospital, the Royal Household reported. 

She is being treated for a urinary infection, but her condition is progressing ‘very quickly and positively’, the same sources said. 

Sofia is the mother of the current Spanish king, Felipe VI. 

She is still married to former king Juan Carlos I, but the couple are estranged. 

Queen Sofía in a file photo.

Juan Carlos has been living in self-imposed exile in Abu Dhabi since 2020, when he left Spain in the midst of a series of scandals involving his finances. 

On Saturday, Sofia and Juan Carlos made a rare appearance at the same public event, when they both attended – albeit separately – the wedding of Madrid Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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