Coronation of King Felipe VI

Published 1556 GMT (2356 HKT) June 19, 2014
01 felipe 061901 felipe 0619
1 of 10
Spain's newly crowned King Felipe VI, third from left, poses with family members on the balcony of the royal palace after a swearing-in ceremony Thursday, June 19, in Madrid. To the far left is his father, Juan Carlos, who abdicated after a 39-year reign. To Felipe's right is his eldest daughter, Leonor. She is 8 years old and now first in line to the throne. To Felipe's left is his wife, Queen Letizia; his daughter Sofia; and his mother, Queen Sofia. GERARD JULIEN/afp/getty images
The new King walks toward the balcony of the royal palace to wave to the crowd. Javier Lizon/Pool/AP
The crowd celebrates in front of the royal palace. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Well-wishers are reflected on a window as they gather at the royal palace. stringer/Getty Images
Felipe and his father attend a ceremony in the palace. Zipi/EFE/Pool/Getty Images
Newspapers in Valencia, Spain, cover the abdication as well as Spain's elimination from the World Cup. JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images
The Spanish crown is displayed at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid. DANI POZO/afp/getty images
Store attendants put up Spanish flags in Madrid. MIGUEL RIOPA/afp/getty images
A woman works in Pamplona, Spain, as Felipe speaks on television. Alvaro Barrientos/AP
Felipe waves to the crowd as he arrives at the royal palace. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images