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Title: Spanish police investigate how grandson of King shot himself in foot
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Felipe Juan Froilán Marichalar y Borbón, 13, the eldest grandson of King Juan Carlos is recovering in hospital after misfiring a shot into h...


Felipe Juan Froilán Marichalar y Borbón, 13, the eldest grandson of King Juan Carlos is recovering in hospital after misfiring a shot into his right foot during target practice with his father at their home in Soria. The accident on Monday was described as a "thunderous infringement of the law" by Civil Guard sources according to Spanish daily newspaper El Pais. A judge on Wednesday ordered the launch of an investigation into the incident and called for the questioning of the boy's father Jaime de Marichalar, as the child was in his charge at the time. Don de Marichalar, who went by the title Duke of Lugo until his divorce in January 2007, could face a fine of up to 3,000 euros (£2,475) for allowing his son to use a firearm without a license, which cannot be obtained until age 14. The shot fired at close range travelled clean through the boy's foot in the toe area. He received first aid at a local hospital before being transferred to the Quiron clinic in Madrid where doctors operated on the foot.

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