Spain has a new king: 5 things to know about Felipe VI

June 19, 2014 2:00 PM

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King Felipe VI took the throne today, in Spain's first post-dictatorship royal succession. Here are five things to know to about the new king and his role in Spain.

Madrid — Spain’s parliament proclaimed Felipe VI the country’s new king Thursday, in a discreet and solemn ceremony that is nonetheless a transcendental milestone for Spain.

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