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As it happened: King Felipe VI officially sworn in after Juan Carlos' abdication

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As it happened: King Felipe VI officially sworn in after Juan Carlos' abdication
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Spain’s new king, Felipe VI, has been sworn in today in a low-key ceremony which monarchists hope will usher in a new era of popularity for the troubled royal household.

Felipe, 46, becomes king after his father, Juan Carlos, abdicated earlier this month following a series of scandals that led many Spaniards to question the role of the monarchy itself.

The morning Felipe VI became king, as it happened