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'No more monarchy' protests hit the streets of Spain (Video)

Madrid - Yesterday morning, King Juan Carlos I announced his abdication from the throne. By that evening, thousands were in the streets, demanding an end to the monarchy and a return to the republic.

Monarchs who abdicated

Madrid - Spanish King Juan Carlos, 76, has decided to abdicate in favour of his son, Prince Felipe, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Monday.

Spain's King Juan Carlos abdicates the throne

Madrid - A surprise press conference was called Monday morning where Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the abdication of Spanish King Juan Carlos in favor of his son Felipe.

Belgium's King Albert II announces abdication

Brussels - Albert II, the King of Belgium, has announced his abdication in a nationally televised address. The 79-year-old monarch said he will leave the throne to his son, Crown Prince Phillippe, 53, on July 21.

Queen Beatrix thanks country in farewell speech

Amsterdam - Crowds in Amsterdam are gathering for the crowning of the first Dutch king in over a century. Queen Beatrix is stepping aside to pass the crown to her eldest son, Willem Alexander and his wife, Princess Maxima.

Queen Beatrix to abdicate in favour of son Willelm-Alexander

The Hague - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced that she will abdicate on April 30, 2013, in favour of her son, Willelm-Alexander.
 

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King Juan Carlos abdicates the crown of Spain.
King Juan Carlos abdicates the crown of Spain.
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