Originally Posted by Iamthestate
Then why have a crown? I was wondering if at some point in history, that spanish monarchs came before the church at their enthronement and not the government.
No European Monarchs are crowned except the British,all other Monarchies have either never had a tradition of Coronations or have done away with them.The Spanish Regalia is present at the Proclamation before the Cortes and is thus symbolic,the King was also enthroned in a Religious Mass a few days later.King Juan Carlos may not have had a Coronation but his Proclamation and Enthronement ceremonies were delivered with a lot more pomp and pageantry than other European Monarchies.
Juan I of Castile (1379) and Ferdinand I of Aragon (1414) were the last Monarchs to have Coronations in Spain.