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Spain must take constitutional reform by the horns

The Spanish constitution is now in its 38th year, the 6th Dec. anniversary coinciding with campaigning for the general elections on the 20th. Spain

The Spanish constitution is now in its 38th year, the 6th Dec. anniversary coinciding with campaigning for the general elections on the 20th. Spain

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Felipe VI takes over as king of Spain

Spain’s new king, Felipe VI, was officially sworn in at a ceremony in front of parliament in Madrid on Thursday. With his wife, Queen Letizia, and

Spain’s new king, Felipe VI, was officially sworn in at a ceremony in front of parliament in Madrid on Thursday. With his wife, Queen Letizia, and

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Spain's Felipe VI, righteous son, inherits a shaken monarchy

Felipe de Borbón y Grecia was born in Madrid on 30 January 1968, the third child of the then Prince of Spain, Juan Carlos and his Princess Sofía, who

Felipe de Borbón y Grecia was born in Madrid on 30 January 1968, the third child of the then Prince of Spain, Juan Carlos and his Princess Sofía, who

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Spain: King Juan Carlos signs abdication law

In the Ceremony of the Promulgation, King Juan Carlos I of Spain signs his abdication into law. After almost 40 years on the throne, he is passing

In the Ceremony of the Promulgation, King Juan Carlos I of Spain signs his abdication into law. After almost 40 years on the throne, he is passing

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Madrid prepares royal welcome for new king Felipe

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of the Spanish capital today to see the new King Felipe VI crowned. The new monarch takes

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of the Spanish capital today to see the new King Felipe VI crowned. The new monarch takes

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King Juan Carlos signs into law his abdication

King Juan Carlos I of Spain in what is known as the Ceremony of Promulgation of the Basic Law signed into law his abdication. The Royal party were

King Juan Carlos I of Spain in what is known as the Ceremony of Promulgation of the Basic Law signed into law his abdication. The Royal party were

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Spanish monarchy 'would be well-served by moderation'

Prince Philip VI of Spain, or ‘Felipe Sexto’ in Spanish, knows that in taking over as head of state from his father Juan Carlos I he shoulders the

Prince Philip VI of Spain, or ‘Felipe Sexto’ in Spanish, knows that in taking over as head of state from his father Juan Carlos I he shoulders the

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The royal times of King Juan Carlos of Spain

“What’s the point of the King of Spain?”, a Madrid journalist once asked. Juan Carlos I tried to answer the question by changing the face of Spain

“What’s the point of the King of Spain?”, a Madrid journalist once asked. Juan Carlos I tried to answer the question by changing the face of Spain

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Spain prepares for coronation of Prince Felipe

Spain’s King Juan Carlos is due to sign a law allowing his own abdication later on Wednesday in a ceremony at the royal palace in Madrid. It will

Spain’s King Juan Carlos is due to sign a law allowing his own abdication later on Wednesday in a ceremony at the royal palace in Madrid. It will

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Spain: Royal Souvenirs

Following the unexpected abdication of his father, Prince Felipe will soon ascend to the Spanish throne. Despite Spain’s growing desire for

Following the unexpected abdication of his father, Prince Felipe will soon ascend to the Spanish throne. Despite Spain’s growing desire for

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Spain: senate seals parliament approval for King's abdication

Spain’s Senate has approved legislation allowing King Juan Carlos to abdicate this week and hand the throne to Crown Prince Felipe. The law setting

Spain’s Senate has approved legislation allowing King Juan Carlos to abdicate this week and hand the throne to Crown Prince Felipe. The law setting

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Spain 'caught' between a monarchy and a republic

How many radical democrats does it take to change the Spanish constitution? A political party fed up with their country’s dominant politicians and

How many radical democrats does it take to change the Spanish constitution? A political party fed up with their country’s dominant politicians and

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Spain: thousands call for monarchy referendum

Thousands of anti-monarchy protesters have rallied in the Spanish capital calling for a referendum to decide whether Spaniards want a monarchy or a

Thousands of anti-monarchy protesters have rallied in the Spanish capital calling for a referendum to decide whether Spaniards want a monarchy or a

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Spain's Prince Felipe promises devotion to public service

Spain’s Prince Felipe of Asturias has promised to serve his country in his first public address since his father King Juan Carlos announced his

Spain’s Prince Felipe of Asturias has promised to serve his country in his first public address since his father King Juan Carlos announced his

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Spain's King Juan Carlos to abdicate, for better or for worse

His announcement confirming it came today, but King Juan Carlos took the decision in January that he would abdicate. He has carried the Spanish crown

His announcement confirming it came today, but King Juan Carlos took the decision in January that he would abdicate. He has carried the Spanish crown

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Spain's Princess Cristina: "I fully trusted my husband."

It was a less than glamorous royal engagement in Mallorca for Spain’s Princess Cristina, attending a hearing into her involvement in a corruption

It was a less than glamorous royal engagement in Mallorca for Spain’s Princess Cristina, attending a hearing into her involvement in a corruption

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Spain's Princess Cristina to testify over corruption charges

The daughter of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, Princess Cristina, has agreed to testify over tax fraud and money-laundering charges. In a statement her

The daughter of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, Princess Cristina, has agreed to testify over tax fraud and money-laundering charges. In a statement her

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Spanish King's Speech not aired in Catalonia

The Spanish King’s traditional Christmas Eve address did not go to air live on Catalonian public TV for the first time in its 30 year history, and

The Spanish King’s traditional Christmas Eve address did not go to air live on Catalonian public TV for the first time in its 30 year history, and

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Spain's King Juan Carlos in hospital for third hip operation

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has been admitted to hospital for a third operation on his left hip. It is his ninth surgery in three years. This latest

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has been admitted to hospital for a third operation on his left hip. It is his ninth surgery in three years. This latest

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Spain's Juan Carlos has eighth op in three years

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has left hospital just one week after yet more surgery connected to his hip replacement. This latest operation was the

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has left hospital just one week after yet more surgery connected to his hip replacement. This latest operation was the

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King Juan Carlos 'comfortable' after hip op

Spain’s King Juan Carlos is recovering after having undergone a successful temporary hip replacement, but will need further surgery in two months

Spain’s King Juan Carlos is recovering after having undergone a successful temporary hip replacement, but will need further surgery in two months

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Spain's King Juan Carlos to face more surgery

Spain’s King Juan Carlos is facing hip surgery for a third time. It will be the sixth operation in two years for the increasingly frail 75-year-old

Spain’s King Juan Carlos is facing hip surgery for a third time. It will be the sixth operation in two years for the increasingly frail 75-year-old

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Spain's king faces more surgery, palace denies abdication rumours

Spain’s King Juan Carlos will be returning to hospital for more hip surgery, but the palace denies that he is considering abdication. There has

Spain’s King Juan Carlos will be returning to hospital for more hip surgery, but the palace denies that he is considering abdication. There has

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Morocco's King defends controversial paedophile pardon

Morocco’s King has defended his decision to pardon a convicted Spanish paedophile, saying that he did not know the gravity of the offences committed

Morocco’s King has defended his decision to pardon a convicted Spanish paedophile, saying that he did not know the gravity of the offences committed