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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Spain welcomes a new King after father's abdication

Spain's new king, Felipe VI, has appeared before the nation for the first time, greeting the public from a balcony flanked by his family.

King Felipe stands with the new HM Queen Letizia of Spain, along with his two daughters. Credit: Reuters

Prince Felipe officially became King Felipe VI of Spain, after his father, King Juan Carlos, abdicated due to poor health.

The new King waves to the crowd after his coronation. Credit: Reuters
Hundreds greet the new King with Spanish flags. Credit: Reuters

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