Juan Carlos offers abdication letter to Spanish PM

The Twitter account of Spain's royal family has published photos of King Juan Carlos I offering his letter of abdication to the country's Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy.

Juan Carlos, who has been on the throne almost 40 years, will be replaced by his son, Crown Prince Felipe.

Juan Carlos hands his abdication letter to Spain's Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. Credit: Twitter/Spanish Royal Family
The letter presented by Juan Carlos announcing his abdication from the Spanish throne. Credit: Twitter/Spanish Royal Family

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