Spanish King abdication: Juan Carlos says his son Felipe 'represents stability and a new generation' 2 JUNE 2014 Explaining his decision to abdicate after nearly 39 years, King Juan Carlos of Spain has told his people that the country's present economic crisis requires the energy of a new generation. His son Prince Felipe who will become Felipe VI, "represents stability". He described the Prince as having "the maturity and preparation" to assume responsibility

Spanish King abdicates: King Juan Carlos speech

Spanish King abdication: Juan Carlos says his son Felipe 'represents stability…

Spanish King Ferdinand V The Catholic.

spanish christian king Ferdinand V The Catholic.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) listens as Spanish King Felipe VI cspeaks during a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in central London on July 12, 2017, on the first day of the Spanish King and Queen's three-day state visit.Spanish King Felipe VI called for a deal on the status of Gibraltar that would be 'acceptable to all' on Wednesday, raising a thorny dispute on the first day of his state visit to Britain. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Dominic Lipinski        (Photo credit should read DOMINIC…

“Yesterday, The Queen appointed The King of Spain to be an Extra Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

Princess Leonor (L) and Princess Sofia of Spain are shown the trophy while while the 2010 FIFA World Cup winning team Spain are received by the Spanish royal family at Zarzuela Palace on July 12, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.

Spanish King Meets FIFA 2010 World Cup Winning Team

Princess Leonor (L) and Princess Sofia of Spain are shown the trophy while while the 2010 FIFA World Cup winning team Spain are received by the Spanish royal family at Zarzuela Palace on July 2010 in Madrid, Spain.

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos - King Felipe VI of Spain aand Queen Letizia of Spain receive Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Royal Palace on November 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. - Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos Photos: Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos - King Felipe VI of Spain aand Queen Letizia of Spain receive Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Royal Palace on November 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. - Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos - Queen Letizia of Spain receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Royal Palace on November 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. - Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos Photos: Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos - Queen Letizia of Spain receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Royal Palace on November 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. - Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

King Felipe VI of Spain (R) and Queen Letizia of Spain (L) receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) at the Royal Palace on November 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

King Felipe VI of Spain (R) and Queen Letizia of Spain (L) receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) at the Royal Palace on November 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

Spanish King abdication: Juan Carlos says his son Felipe 'represents stability and a new generation'

Spanish King abdicates: King Juan Carlos speech

Spanish King abdication: Juan Carlos says his son Felipe 'represents stability and a new generation' 2014

(L-R) Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attend a dinner in honour of the 'Mariano de Cavia', 'Luca de Tena' and 'Mingote' awards winners at Casa de ABC on 03.10.2014 in Madrid, Spain.

royalwatcher: King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended a dinner in honor of award winners, Madrid, October 2014

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos - King Felipe VI of Spain (R) and Queen Letizia of Spain (L) receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) at the Royal Palace on November 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. - Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos Photos: Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos - King Felipe VI of Spain (R) and Queen Letizia of Spain (L) receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) at the Royal Palace on November 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. - Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

Su Alteza Real el Príncipe de Asturias  (His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias

(Spain) Infante Felipe of Spain -Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos (et omnes sancti) de Borbón y de Grecia -born January 1968 -youngest child of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia -The Prince of Asturias -heir apparent to the Spanish throne

The Wales family on holiday with the Spanish King Juan Carlos and his family at the Marivent Palace on the island of Majorca, Spain, August 9, 1987

The Wales family on holiday with the Spanish King Juan Carlos and his family at the Marivent Palace on the island of Majorca, Spain, August 1987

Spanish King Felipe VI lays a wreath of flowers at the grave of the Unknown Warrior as Britain's Prince Harry (L) and Spanish Queen Letizia (C) look on during a visit to Westminster Abbey in central London on July 13, 2017, the second day of the Spanish King and Queen's three-day state visit..A speech by King Felipe in London on July 12 was overwhelmingly conciliatory, speaking about shared history between the two countries as well as joint efforts against terrorism after four attacks in…

State Visit of the King and Queen of Spain - Day 2

Prince Harry Hosts Spanish Royals at Westminster Abbey for Somber Ceremony Honoring Veterans

Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia meet with with Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House in central London on July 12, 2017, on the first day of the Spanish King's three day state visit. Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia began a state visit to Britain on Wednesday, as the two countries attempt to strengthen ties despite tensions over Britain's plans to leave the European Union.

Doña Letizia cambia de look y apuesta por su color también en el Reino Unido: el rojo

Queen Letizia and King Felipe met Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on the first day in England/ July 2017

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos - King Felipe VI of Spain (L) and Queen Letizia of Spain (R) receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) at the Royal Palace on November 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. - Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos Photos: Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain Photos - King Felipe VI of Spain (L) and Queen Letizia of Spain (R) receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) at the Royal Palace on November 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. - Spanish Kings Host an Official Lunch for Mahmoud Abbas in Madrid

From Hero To Zero: The Scandalous Life Of A Spanish King

From Hero To Zero: The Scandalous Life Of A Spanish King

King Juan Carlos helped usher in democracy after the dictator Franco died in but recently the Spanish royal family has been mired in scandal after scandal.

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