Spain’s King Juan Carlos under fire over elephant hunting trip

  • By EAL
  • July 28, 2012

April 2012

While ordinary Spaniards cope with harsh austerity, recession and soaring unemployment, the country’s royal family has been enjoying expensive hunting trips, one of which resulted in King Juan Carlos ending up in hospital.

The 74-year-old monarch’s fall in a park in Botswana provided an excuse for Spanish newspapers, who normally treat their royal family with kid gloves, to plaster their pages with photos of the king standing proudly in front of a dead elephant.

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Spain's King Juan Carlos hunting elephants

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