Defending champions Spain have been knocked out of the World Cup after losing 2-0 to Chile at Brazil's Maracaná stadium.
With Prince Felipe's enthronement just hours away, The Local has put together a gallery of some of the most compelling images from the life of Spain's soon-to-be king.
If football-mad Spain are knocked out of the World Cup at the group stages it will result in the loss of €600 million for the country's bars and shops, a new study concludes.
New figures show that Spaniards abandon an average of one pet every three minutes, resulting in 150,000 homeless animals every year, the highest number in Europe.
Plates, key rings and fridge magnets with the smiling faces of Spain's king-to-be Felipe VI and his queen Letizia are filling giftshops ahead of their enthronement on Thursday.
Luís de Guindos, Spain's Economy Minister, has told taxi drivers who are striking and petitioning the government over taxi alternatives like the 'Uber smartphone app that they will have to "adapt" to changing technology.
A politician belonging to Spain's ruling party has called for a census to be drawn of all homeless people in the Catalan city of Tarragona, alleging that "the majority belong to organized crime groups" and should therefore be forced out.
Average incomes fell in Spain during the first three months of the year while the working week grew longer, according to data released by the country's National Institute of Statistics.
Spain will seek World Cup redemption against Chile at the World Cup on Wednesday with Iker Casillas and his teammates still shaken by their humiliating defeat by the Netherlands.
From folk in the street to politicians and sportsmen, Spaniards all want their new king to do something for the country. They just can't agree on where he should start.