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Felipe VI becomes new king of Spain after father's abdication

Felipe VI has become the new king of Spain after succeeding his father Juan Carlos, who abdicated earlier this month.

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Felipe becomes the new King of Spain

Spain's new king, Felipe VI has been sworn in today, in a low-key ceremony which monarchists hope will usher in a new era for the country.

King Felipe swore loyalty to Spain's constitution before addressing the chamber. He was accompanied by his wife, the newly crowned HM Queen Letizia of Spain.

King Felipe stands with the new HM Queen Letizia of Spain. Credit: Reuters
Juan Carlos gives Felipe the sash of the Captain General, the Spanish Army's top rank Credit: Reuters
King Felipe waves to the crowd after being sworn in, his wife watches on. Credit: Reuters

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