King Juan Carlos and Prince Felipe made a joint appearance today after the King’s abdication announcement yesterday.
Don Juan Carlos and Don Felipe presided over a military ceremony at El Escorial palace complex in the outskirts of Madrid.
Prince Felipe, who was recently in El Salvador for the new president’s swearing-in, is expected to be proclaimed King by the Cortes Generales later this month.
Today Queen Sofia, who was having meetings at the United Nations in New York, when asked about her husband’s abdication said things would continue as usual after the transfer of power.
Of course, there will be major changes.
Media reports indicate that Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina will no longer be members of the Royal Family as they are now.
They will instead be part of the King’s Family and keep their titles of nobility.
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will remain part of the Royal Family as former Monarchs, but Don Juan Carlos will lose his legal inviolability.