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Spain lawmakers approve legal protections for ex-king

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 20:10

Spanish lawmakers Thursday approved controversial new legal protections for ex-king Juan Carlos, who lost his total immunity when he quit the throne.

Spain`s new King Felipe VI sworn in

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 14:02

Felipe 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.

Spain`s King Juan Carlos signs abdication law

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 02:50

Spainish King Juan Carlos signed into law Wednesday a piece of legislation enabling his abdication in favour of Crown Prince Felipe.

Spain`s king quits throne, flags out for new reign

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 21:01

King Juan Carlos formally abdicates on Wednesday, ending his 39-year reign, in a Madrid bedecked with flags and flowers to hail his son and successor Felipe VI.

Spain`s King Juan Carlos abdicates, people to hail new reign

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:36

Spain`s King Juan Carlos signs an act of abdication Wednesday to end his 39-year reign, as a flag-festooned Madrid spruces up its streets for the people to hail his 46-year-old son as their new king, Felipe VI.

Spain king to skip heir Felipe`s swearing-in

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 22:43

Spain`s King Juan Carlos will skip the swearing-in of his son Felipe as his successor on June 19 so as not to grab attention from him, the palace said today.

Spain`s Parliament backs king`s abdication

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 01:48

Spain`s lower house of Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of urgent government legislation allowing King Juan Carlos to abdicate this month and hand over his duties to Crown Prince Felipe.

Spain lawmakers pave way for future King Felipe VI

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 17:24

Spanish lawmakers opened a historic session on Wednesday to approve 76-year-old King Juan Carlos`s abdication, paving the way for his son Felipe to take the scandal-hit throne despite anti-royalist protests.

Childhood changes for Spain`s eight-year-old queen-to-be

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 09:45

Like many eight-year-old girls, she eats in the school canteen and goes to ballet class. Her friends know her as Leonor -- but soon they will have to call her "Highness".

Thousands join republican march in Spain

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 08:52

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to demand a referendum to abolish Spain`s monarchy, just days after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son.

Spanish PM says monarchy vote flouts Constitution

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 16:19

Spain`s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Tuesday that a referendum on the future of the monarchy, demanded by anti-royalists after King Juan Carlos announced his abdication, would require a change to the constitution.

Anti-royalists take to streets as Spain king abdicates

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 13:32

Thousands of anti-royalists took to the streets across Spain calling for a vote on the monarchy`s survival after the abdication of King Juan Carlos.