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  • Illustration on royal succession by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    TAUBE: Descending from the Spanish throne

    King Juan Carlos I of Spain will be abdicating his throne on Thursday in favor of his son, Felipe.

  • Princess Letizia of Spain (associated press)

    Unpopular Princess Letizia faces hurdles in becoming Spain's queen

    As Spain's first commoner princess, Letizia will need to win over subjects disenchanted with the monarchy and with her — a tall order for the royal consort who will be queen come Thursday.

  • Spanish bishops seek prayers for current, future kings

    The Spanish bishops' conference has called for prayers for King Juan Carlos and his successor, after the king announced he would abdicate the throne in favor of his son, Prince Felipe.

  • ** FILE ** Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left and Spain's King Juan Carlos pose for photographers before a meeting at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid,  Spain, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    King Juan Carlos of Spain to abdicate in favor of son, prime minister says

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate and pave the way for his son, Crown Prince Felipe, to become the country's next king.

  • No fairy tale: Spain's princess faces court date

    On a picture perfect spring day in 2009, Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband held a first communion celebration bash at their modernist Barcelona mansion with drinks and nibbles served from huge party tents on the sprawling grounds. The cost: 4,591 euros ($6,194).

  • Spain's king gets spine surgery

    King Juan Carlos of Spain successfully underwent surgery for herniated discs in his lower spine at a Madrid hospital on Sunday, the royal palace said.

  • Spain's king leaves hospital after hip operation

    King Juan Carlos has been discharged from a hospital in Madrid nine days after entering to undergo reconstructive surgery on his left hip joint.

  • Spain's King Juan Carlos in hospital for hip op

    Spain's King Juan Carlos has arrived at a hospital in Madrid to undergo hip surgery to give him greater mobility.

  • Wildlife group dumps the king of Spain

    The World Wildlife Fund's branch in Spain has ousted King Juan Carlos as its honorary president — a title he'd held since 1968 — after deciding his recent elephant hunting safari was incompatible with its goal of conserving endangered species.

  • Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark are among the few European royals not forced to cut back spending because of the debit crisis. In Spain, King Juan Carlos has cut his own salary, as well as that of his son and heir Crown Prince Felipe, by about 7 percent. In Britain, Queen Elizabeth has opened some parts of Buckingham Palace to tourists, raising money on admission tickets. Official accounts showed British taxpayers spent nearly $50 million supporting the monarchy in 2011. (Associated Press)

    European royals deal with small taste of austerity

    Spain's Crown Princess Letizia has a penchant for haute couture. Queen Elizabeth II's Bentleys are spotless. Belgium's King Albert II maintains a sumptuous villa in the south of France. But many of Europe's royals are feeling a pinch of the austerity sweeping the continent as it deals with its debt crisis.

  • Spanish king apologizes for elephant hunting trip

    In an unprecedented act of royal contrition, Spain's king apologized Wednesday for having gone elephant-hunting in Africa while everyday people endure a severe economic crisis.

  • King bags a scandal on safari in Africa

    MADRID | King Juan Carlos of Spain managed to unite right and left, young and old, those with jobs and those without in universal outrage over his tone-deaf African hunting safari.

  • Spain's King undergoes hip replacement surgery

    Spain's King Juan Carlos has successfully undergone hip replacement surgery after a fall caused fractures near his arthritis-affected joint, officials said Saturday. It was the monarch's fourth operation in less than two years.

  • Spain king hurt in Botswana elephant hunting trip

    Spain's King Juan Carlos has successfully undergone hip replacement surgery after tripping on stairs and fracturing bones around the joint while on an elephant hunting trip in Botswana, officials said Saturday. It was the monarch's fourth surgery in almost two years.

  • Spain king's son-in-law appears in court

    The Spanish king's son-in-law was jeered by hundreds of protesters, who pelted his car with eggs as he arrived at a court Saturday to answer questions about suspected fraudulent deals.

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