WATCH: King of Spain's niece watches matador boyfriend get gored in the groin

video 14/10/2019

A matador whose girlfriend's uncle is the King of Spain is in a serious condition after being gruesomely gored by a bull.

Gonzalo Caballero, 27, was participating in a bullfighting tournament in Madrid on Saturday to mark Hispanic Day, a national holiday in Spain. Watching from the VIP section of the crowd was his 19-year-old girlfriend Victoria Federica. See the moment the bull got Caballero below:

When Caballero hit the ground the bull attacked again, this time piercing the femoral vein in his groin. The vein runs from the thigh to the hip and is a significant source of blood, so can be life-threatening if punctured. Metro reports the wound in Caballero's leg was 23 to 30cm deep.

Photos of the attack show blood spurting from Caballero's mouth as the bull's horn makes contact with his inner thigh, his face screwed up in pain. He was carried to the infirmary still clutching his groin, where he underwent two hours of surgery.

Gonzalo Caballero was gored by a different bull in 2017. See the video below.