As soon as the King of Spain, Felipe VI, makes an appearance, all eyes inevitably fall on his left hand, encased in an imposing splint. The Spanish sovereign has been wearing this immobilized hand for several weeks during his public outings, sparking much speculation about the cause of this injury. But, in reality, the answer is quite simple: King Felipe VI was betrayed by his passion for padel.

It is common knowledge that the King of Spain is an avid fan of this sport. He plays it diligently and never hesitates to congratulate the national team for his exploits.

It was on a quiet Sunday, October 8, that the incident occurred. Taking advantage of a day of relaxation, the king had organized a game of padel with relatives on the court he owns at the Zarzuela Palace. Unfortunately, during this game he tripped and fell, instinctively trying to break his fall with his left hand, thus causing the injury.

Rumors quickly began to circulate, with some even suggesting possible surgery. Casa Real was quick to put an end to the speculation, insisting that doctors were banking on a natural cure. Further examinations revealed that, in addition to tendinitis, the king suffered from a slight crack in his scaphoid, an injury that requires a long period of immobilization to heal.

But rest assured, the King of Spain is in good health. Although he must temporarily put his passion for padel on break, he should soon return to the fields and reconnect with this sport that he loves so much.

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.