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Coronation Set Thursday for New Spanish King

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Spain will crown its new king, Felipe VI, in a quiet but dignified ceremony later today (Thursday).

The new monarch is to be sworn in after his father, Juan Carlos, abdicated earlier this month.

The elder king decided to leave his throne on the heels of a series of scandals that rocked the nation and raised questions about the future of Spanish royalty.

King Carlos of Spain Abdicates After 40 Years

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

In a surprise announcement, King Carlos of Spain has told his prime minister he is abdicating in favor of his son, Prince Felipe.

The announcement was made Monday by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. “His majesty, King Juan Carlos, has just communicated to me his will to give up the throne,” he said. “I’m convinced this is the best moment for change.”

The 76-year-old Spanish monarch, whose health is failing, has led his people for 40 years from the throne. Rajoy said he is stepping down for personal reasons.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/king-carlos-of-spain-abdicates-after-40-years/2014/06/02/

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