Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicates after 40 years on throne (21)

BBC 2014.06.02 17:08
The Spanish King Juan Carlos has announced that he is abdicating after nearly 40 years on the throne. He said he would step down in favour of his son Crown Prince Felipe. No reason has yet been given for his decision but reports from Madrid suggest that the King's decision was a political one rather than for reasons of ill-health. Emily Buchanan reports.
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