Felipe VI sworn in as Spain’s king

June 19, 2014 5:02 PM

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Spain’s new King Felipe VI was proclaimed monarch at a formal ceremony in the country’s Parliament on Thursday, a deliberately low-key occasion for austere times and tarnished royal reputations.

King Felipe swore an oath of allegiance to democratic principles in front lawmakers and senators, who shouted “Viva el Rey!” (Long live the king!).

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