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Old 06-02-2014, 05:34 AM
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I'm wondering what prince Charles of UK is thinking now.... Heirs are becoming monarchs and he's still a long-waiting heir.....
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:37 AM
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Link to Casareal.es has completely broken down ......
I am really interested to see, HOW the abdiction will be made in Spain now. I assume, this will be more like the "Morning Session" of the abdiction in the Netherlands or like in Belgium.
No big Party like the Investiture in the Netherlands, I fear - due to the continouing economic crisis

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Old 06-02-2014, 05:42 AM
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Abdication will be official in a few days, once the Government and Parliament approval. The procalamación will probably be a simple ceremony in Parliament, more similar to the Belgian.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:44 AM
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I'm in shock !!!
I can't say I'm shocked, I've been expecting this for a couple of years now. Juan Carlos' health has been very frail for a long time. I'm still crying my eyes out. I was a young girl when I watched him swear the Spanish Constitution. Few years later, Spaniards finally went to sleep after Tejero tried to bring down the very young democracy in Spain. He's certainly made mistakes.....but he's also done so much good for our country in all these years.

Farewell and well done. It was time to abdicate.
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I can't say I'm shocked, I've been expecting this for a couple of years now. Juan Carlos' health has been very frail for a long time. I'm still crying my eyes out. I was a young girl when I watched him swear the Spanish Constitution. Few years later, Spaniards finally went to sleep after Tejero tried to bring down the very young democracy in Spain. He's certainly made mistakes.....but he's also done so much good for our country in all these years.

Farewell and well done. It was time to abdicate.
End of an era, certainly, and he came to the throne in remarkable circumstances.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:51 AM
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What a news!

Never ever I had thought of an abdication!

But: Long live King Felipe and Queen Letizia!
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According to Euronews, King Juan Carlos will make an abdication speech at 12.30 Central European Time.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:54 AM
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it´s a big surprise... and I am really sad that such a big figure of spanish transition to democracy will end like that.. abdication, how undignifiying...
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Euronews says that King Juan Carlos will make an abdication speech at 12.30 CET and that he is abdicating for political reasons not health!
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I´d really like to know, what title they will keept - remaining King and Queen - like in Belgium - or getting a title like former King or King Emeritus ....

I also would like to know, how many Engagements the (former) King and especially Queen Sofia will have after the abdication.
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It was about time, indeed.

I´m as shocked as everyone else. If there ever was a time I expected an abdication, that was long ago. But I think it is the smartest thing to do for King JC. Sure the current situation of the RF has much to do with this, but I think his health problems are playing a good part too.

Anyway, I wish him a happy retirement, and all the luck to Felipe and Letizia. They don´t have an easy time ahead, I´m afraid.
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WOW though it is understantable that JC abdicates, but I was not expecting it at all...at least now.

But I wish him the best, and perhaps Spain need fresh, young new King and Queen.

Leonor is way to young, but well some prince/ss born already heir, and her father became Prince of Asturias quite early. I think when her father is made King, she will not automatically be Princess of Asturias I think, at least for Felipe it was like that, he was an Infante for a while before they made him Prince of Asturias after his father enthronement.
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Euronews says that King Juan Carlos will make an abdication speech at 12.30 CET and that he is abdicating for political reasons not health!
I wonder how Queen Sofía feels about the abdication given that she spoke openly against it in the past.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:08 AM
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King Juan Carlos to Abdicate?

I saw this trending on my FB feed this morning. CNN is reporting that King JC will be abdicating in favor of The Crown Prince. No reason is being given for the abdication, nor a date when it will become effective.

The Guardian has it, too.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:12 AM
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He is not going to. He has already abdicated. Much luck to King Felipe and His beautiful Queen.
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