Prince Felipe coronation: Spain gets new king

Jun 19, 2014, 14:56 PM IST
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Spain`s Queen Sofia, left sits with King Juan Carlos, 2nd left, Spanish Crown Prince Felipe, 3rd left and Princess Letizia before signing an abdication law during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain`s Queen Sofia, left sits with King Juan Carlos, 2nd left, Spanish Crown Prince Felipe, 3rd left and Princess Letizia before signing an abdication law during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos, left, signs an abdication law in the presence of Queen Sofia during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain’s King Juan Carlos, left, signs an abdication law in the presence of Queen Sofia during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos, 3rd left is applauded by Queen Sofia, left, Spain`s Crown Prince Felipe, 2nd left and Princess Letizia after he signed an abdication law during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain’s King Juan Carlos, 3rd left is applauded by Queen Sofia, left, Spain`s Crown Prince Felipe, 2nd left and Princess Letizia after he signed an abdication law during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos, 2nd left is kissed by Queen Sofia, left in the presence of Spain`s Crown Prince Felipe, 3rd left and Princess Letizia after he signed an abdication law during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain’s King Juan Carlos, 2nd left is kissed by Queen Sofia, left in the presence of Spain`s Crown Prince Felipe, 3rd left and Princess Letizia after he signed an abdication law during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain`s Crown Prince Felipe, centre right , embraces his father, Spain’s King Juan Carlos in the presence of Queen Sofia, left and Princess Letizia after he signed an abdication law during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain`s Crown Prince Felipe, centre right , embraces his father, Spain’s King Juan Carlos in the presence of Queen Sofia, left and Princess Letizia after he signed an abdication law during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain`s King Juan Carlos, right, hugs his son Spain`s newly crowned King Felipe VI after handing over his military chief sash to him during a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain`s King Juan Carlos, right, hugs his son Spain`s newly crowned King Felipe VI after handing over his military chief sash to him during a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain`s King Juan Carlos, right, hands over his military chief sash to Spain`s newly crowned King Felipe VI during a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain`s King Juan Carlos, right, hands over his military chief sash to Spain`s newly crowned King Felipe VI during a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain`s King Juan Carlos, center, stands before handing over his military chief sash to Spain`s newly crowned King Felipe VI, left, during a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain`s King Juan Carlos, center, stands before handing over his military chief sash to Spain`s newly crowned King Felipe VI, left, during a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, second right, Spanish Queen Letizia, right, and Spanish Princess Leonor, left, arrive at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain.

Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, second right, Spanish Queen Letizia, right, and Spanish Princess Leonor, left, arrive at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, top center, accompanied by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, top second left, Spanish Queen Letizia, top right, Princess Sofia, bottom right, and Princess Leonor, waves as they arrive at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain. King Felipe VI has taken part in the first official act of his reign, receiving the red sash of Captain General of the Armed Forces from his father Juan Carlos.

Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, top center, accompanied by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, top second left, Spanish Queen Letizia, top right, Princess Sofia, bottom right, and Princess Leonor, waves as they arrive at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain. King Felipe VI has taken part in the first official act of his reign, receiving the red sash of Captain General of the Armed Forces from his father Juan Carlos.

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Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI waves next to Queen Letizia from an open-top Rolls Royce in the streets in Madrid

Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI waves next to Queen Letizia from an open-top Rolls Royce in the streets in Madrid

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Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI is kissed by his wife Queen Letizia with their daughters Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor, left in a balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI is kissed by his wife Queen Letizia with their daughters Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor, left in a balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, third right, his father Juan Carlos, right, his mother Sofia, left, his wife Spain`s Queen Letizia, third left, and his daughters Spain`s Princess Leonor, second right, and Spain`s Princess Sofia, second left, wave from a balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid.

Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, third right, his father Juan Carlos, right, his mother Sofia, left, his wife Spain`s Queen Letizia, third left, and his daughters Spain`s Princess Leonor, second right, and Spain`s Princess Sofia, second left, wave from a balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid.

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Spain`s Queen Letizia, centre, waves as she arrives with his husband Spain`s newly crowned King Felipe VI, left, at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain.

Spain`s Queen Letizia, centre, waves as she arrives with his husband Spain`s newly crowned King Felipe VI, left, at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain.

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Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, third left, his father Juan Carlos, left, his mother Sofia, right, Spanish Queen Letizia, third right, Spanish Princess Leonor, second left, and Spanish Princess Sofia, second right, wave from balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, third left, his father Juan Carlos, left, his mother Sofia, right, Spanish Queen Letizia, third right, Spanish Princess Leonor, second left, and Spanish Princess Sofia, second right, wave from balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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