KING JUAN CARLOS OF SPAIN LEAVES HOSPITAL AFTER UNDERGOING SURGERY

King Juan Carlos of Spain has left San Jose Hospital in Madrid days after undergoing surgery for a hip fracture suffered during an elephant hunting trip in Botswana.  The king, who walked with the assistance of crtuches, left the hospital on April 18, 2012.  Prior to leaving the hospital King Juan Carlos issued a brief apology in response to criticism for undertaking a costly hunting trip during a time of serious economic troubles in Spain which has the highest unemployment rate in Europe, saying, “I’m much better… I’m very sorry.  I made a mistake and it won’t happen again.”  Photos by Getty Images.

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