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Old 06-02-2014, 07:45 AM
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He has abdicated but it needs Parliament and Senate approval to take effect.
Yes and no. When a king dies the next becomes king immediately. He is later proclaimed. Juan Carlos has abdicated. Felipe is King. He must now be sworn in. The succession is clear in the constitution. The parliament has no vote in who takes the throne or if they do. It is automatic.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:49 AM
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The swedish royal court released a statement with regards to the abidivation Kommentar med anledning av att Spaniens Kung Juan Carlos abdikerar - Sveriges Kungahus [NS4 version]
Following Spain's King Juan Carlos abdication gives the king the following comment:
I have received notification that Spain's King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate.

King Juan Carlos became king and head of state in 1975. Since then he has meant much of Spain's democratization process and he has contributed positively to the development of Spain.

I, and my family, have met King Juan Carlos and the Spanish royal family many times. We have always appreciated a lot to meet the entire royal family. I remember, among other things particularly well the Spanish State Visit to Sweden in 1979.

As I reached the news that King Juan Carlos has chosen to abdicate, I would give King Juan Carlos my great appreciation and thanks for a very good and fruitful cooperation.

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Old 06-02-2014, 07:51 AM
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King Juan Carlos of Spain whose popularity nosedived after THAT elephant-hunting picture abdicates and hands crown to son Felipe | Mail Online
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:54 AM
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I've seen on tv the brief speech of the prime minister. It's true. Juan Carlos will speak at 13.30 pm (Spain local time) to the nation
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:56 AM
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I think it was about time. The King is said to speak to the nation at 13.30 pm. They already have said that Felipe will be know as King Felipe VI...
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:03 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.....
Since his ascension is dependent on his mother's death, not a lot I should think.

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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.
Thank you for reminding us that King Juan Carlos was not always thought of in a very bad way. His steadfastness held off a Military Coup d'éta and paved the way for the democracy Spain enjoys to this day. His legacy cannot be dismissed because he has more lately been mired in controvesy and associated with scandal.

The failed coup that was the making of Spain's king
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:06 AM
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He is helding the conference now!
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I am glad he abdicated. For the sake of the monarchy. Long live King Felipe and Queen Letizia.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:14 AM
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The speech has started. next to JC is a picture of himself, Felipe and Leonor.

He praised his son and successor in his speech and said he is mature and well prepared.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:15 AM
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He says that it's time for another generation to take over... Felipe represents stability for Spain and he wants the best for Spain... He has beent thinking of abdicating since his birthday in January... He says that Felipe is ready also thanks to the support of Letizia... He added that he wants to say thank you to the Queen too...

Sorry for my huble summary!
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I hope now Letizia gets the opportunities she has deserved for a long time and that she starts dressing like a queen

I doubt King and especially Queen Sofia will fade into the background, it will be difficult to run the SRF as one man/one woman show (with the amount of events they usually cover) as the Infantas are too young for royal duties.
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Part of me is surpried by this news, Juan Carlos and Sofia always seemed the monarch for life no abdicting image. But his health has been bad in the last number of years and he has had to cut down his role alot. Also there have been many scandals, the hunting trip, Cristina etc.

I guess this has been annoncement has been coming and being prepared over the last few months - Felipe and Letizia havnt been as active in public engagements since Easter and there has clearly been 'behind the scenes' prep for this in regards to them and their future. My guess is maybe they waited until after they had celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary and now that has passed the time has come

Good luck to the new King and Queen and also Leonor who is now the youngest heir (i think) in Europe

I agree with you.

I feel sorry for Leonor. Her childhood has just finished.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:21 AM
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he looks very old and frail also
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King Juan Carlos has been good and strong king to Spain, but even strong king can get sick and tired. Hope he can enjoy his retirement without more health problems. It may now be good time to a new king Felippe VI. All the best also to Felippe and Letizia.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:23 AM
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I hope now Letizia gets the opportunities she has deserved for a long time and that she starts dressing like a queen

I doubt King and especially Queen Sofia will fade into the background, it will be difficult to run the SRF as one man/one woman show (with the amount of events they usually cover) as the Infantas are too young for royal duties.
I hope for a better PR and Letizia being more visible as a "standalone" Person, not only a "shadow consort".

I really really would like to know, what is Happening behind the Scenes of Zarzuela, especially with the "Grey eminences" in the RH, who wanted to Keep Letizia "small", and fighted against her..... I hope they will get their "well deserved Penalty".
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I'm shocked by all the 3 abidications! They are so closed! :-( Just think it: in few momths 3 monarchs abidcated!
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King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates

http://seldagoktas.com/king-juan-car...ain-abdicates/
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:26 AM
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So Leonor is now Princess of Asturias? I think little Sofia remains an Infanta..

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