Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz has been hospitalised in Mallorca after being sick for several days. She was admitted on Saturday – the day that her younger brother, former King Juan Carlos was released from a private clinic in Madrid after a triple bypass.
The 83-year-old aunt of King Felipe has suffered from ill health for some time and announced she had colon cancer at the end of May. She had an operation related to the cancer that same month.
Additionally, Infanta Pilar was operated on in February in Madrid’s Ruber Clinic due to an intestinal issue and was discharged two weeks later.
According to Hola, the Infanta was admitted to hospital due to “a drop in defences in general” and is not specifically related to the colon cancer according to El País. Sources told Hola that the family is not worried about the Infanta as they know she is being well taken care of and that the drop in her immune system is normal for someone of her age who has gone through cancer treatments.
King Juan Carlos’s sister has also had hip problems in the past that has resulted in operations, as well. King Juan Carlos has had hip surgery, as has his and Pilar’s younger sister, Infanta Margarita.
Infanta Pilar turned 83 on 30 July.