WorldViews: How Spain’s King Felipe VI compares to the other Felipes

By Ishaan Tharoor, June 19, 2014

The day after Spain's champions abdicated on the soccer field, the country hailed the ascension of a new monarch. King Felipe VI takes the throne at an awkward moment: His father, Juan Carlos, chose to abdicate in a cloud of controversy -- allegations of royal corruption dovetailing with the country's wrenching economic woes. There was no lavish coronation, only a proclamation followed by the newly crowned king promising to be a monarch "for new times."

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