Spain On The Verge Of New King

Spain is on the verge of having a new King.

Today King Juan Carlos signed legislation to make his own abdication official effective at midnight Spanish time.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

King Felipe VI will be Spain’s second head of state since the death of General Franco.

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King Juan Carlos embraces Prince Felipe at the Royal Palace’s Hall of Columns during today’s ceremony.

This is a historic moment for Spain. The country is seeing the first peaceful transfer of royal power in modern history.

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