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The Man Who Will Be King

King Juan Carlos abdicates the Spanish throne in favor of his son, Crown Prince Felipe.

June 3, 2014

With the surprise announcement that King Juan Carlos of Spain will abdicate his throne, Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon will take over as king. Prince Felipe has a decidedly lower-key lifestyle than his father, being seen shopping in malls with his family, for example.  Along with his wife, a former television news anchor, he enjoys a favorable image among a majority of the Spanish people. This is in contrast to his father, who was beset by scandals during his four decade tenure, spurring anti-royalist protests.

Prince Felipe of Spain at Zarzuela Palace, on Dec. 14, 2012, in Madrid.(Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

King Juan Carlos of Spain attends the 250th anniversary of the Royal College of Artillery on May 16, 2014, in Segovia.(Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Special editions of Spanish newspapers featuring a portrait of King Juan Carlos, following the announcement of his abdication in Madrid on June 2, 2014.(GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Spanish King Juan Carlos and Crown Prince Felipe share a smile during a military ceremony marking the bicentennial of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Hermenegild in El Escorial on June 3, 2014.(PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Prince Felipe attends the opening of 2012 Scholarship Course at Tomas Romajaro school on Sept. 17, 2012, in Fuensalida, Toledo.(Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

In this handout photo provided by the Royal Press Department, Princess Letizia, Prince Felipe, and their children, Princesses Leonor and Sofia pose at Zarzuela Palace on Sept. 15, 2012, in Madrid.(Cristina García Rodero/Royal Press Department via Getty Images)

 

Prince Felipe, center, is congratulated by Dr. Sally Anne Baynard, left, a lecturer at Georgetown University, and Dean of Foreign Service Peter Krogh, right, at Georgetown University, May 26, 1995.(JAMAL WILSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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