Spanish king's teenage grandson shoots himself in foot


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Spanish king's teenage grandson shoots himself in foot
by Darius Kadivar
10-Apr-2012
 

Spain's King Juan Carlos' 13-year-old grandson is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the foot. The Incident was a tragic reminiscent of the day when Juan Carlos shot dead his own brother, Alfonso 56 years ago (see here).


 (Source: persianrealm.com)

 

In March 1956, Juan Carlos was handling a gun that accidentally went off and killed his 14-year-old younger brother Alfonso.  The king, then 18, was reported to have been completely shocked and devastated and was said to have told family and friends that he 'felt responsible.' The accident happened in Estoril, Portugal. 


Spain's royal family has been the focus of much media attention in recent months. 

 

Felipe Juan Froilan is the son of King Juan Carlos's eldest daughter Infanta Elena. Felipe Juan Froilan was doing target practice outside a family home north of Madrid when he misfired, injuring his right foot, Spanish media report. Under Spanish law, children under 14 are not allowed to use firearms and questions have been raised as to whether the boy's parents will be held legally responsible for the accident. Spain's royal family has faced a lot of unwelcome attention in recent months over corruption allegations facing the husband of another of the king's daughters, Cristina. (See Related BBC News)

Spanish king's teenage grandson shoots himself in foot (Spanish TV) :



Queen Sophia and daughter Infante Elena Mother of the Child meet the press outside Hospital :

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Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part I:


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FELIPE JUAN FROILAN SHOOTS HIMSELF IN FOOT

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Spanish king's teenage grandson shoots himself in foot (bbc)

The 13-year-old grandson of Spain's King Juan Carlos is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the foot.

Felipe Juan Froilan was doing target practice outside a family home north of Madrid when he misfired, injuring his right foot, Spanish media report.

A royal spokesman said he had suffered "a minor accident".

The boy was treated at a nearby hospital before being transferred to a clinic in the capital, the palace said.

Felipe Juan Froilan is the son of King Juan Carlos's eldest daughter Infanta Elena.

He was with his father, Jaime de Marichalar, at their home in the town of Soria on Monday afternoon when he fired a small calibre rifle that wounded his right foot, the palace said. He had been spending the last day of the Easter holiday at the house with his sister.

His mother stayed with him overnight in hospital and his grandmother Queen Sofia is expected to pay a visit on Tuesday, Spanish media say.

Under Spanish law, children under 14 are not allowed to use firearms and questions have been raised as to whether the boy's parents will be held legally responsible for the accident.

Spain's royal family has faced a lot of unwelcome attention in recent months over corruption allegations facing the husband of another of the king's daughters, Cristina.

Inaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma, has not been formally charged but was forced to face a judge in February over claims that he misused millions of euros of public money - allegations he denies.

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Shooting themselves in the foot!

by G. Rahmanian on

Shooting themselves in the foot is becoming a Spanish pastime!

The Spaniards are trying hard to recover from shooting themselves in the foot financially.

Perhaps the young lad did it just to feel his compatriots' pains.


amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

Haha military coup LOL good one Faramarz. ahahahahaha

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Iran is like an unfed person with the weight of the big fat akund on its back, you think that leaves any room for a military.  We have a thousand pencil pushers that can't make it to shomal, what military does the west want for iran to have?  Hahahahaha don't you see why the west loves these mullahs for Iran? che-chizi-khordeem?  Basij don't count as they are the regime, why coup against themselves.  And other than that Iran has no military any more sadly. ahhh that was good.

You gave me the giggles


Faramarz

A Setback for the Monarchists!

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DK Jaan,

I was going to give the Monarchists another chance in the future Iran. I figured that at least they are good at horseback riding, hunting and throwing great parties! But now this disappointing news.

Back to the drawing board I guess.

Maybe a military coup is the way to go!