Spain's new King Felipe VI swore to serve the crisis-stricken nation as he launched his reign on Thursday, sparking celebrations by flag-waving revellers in the streets.
Groups and individuals in Spain opposed to the monarchy have alleged that their right to free speech was restricted during the enthronement of King Felipe VI by overzealous police determined to keep Madrid’s streets clear of anyone not supporting the royals.
As Spain's glamorous new queen, 41-year-old Letizia will surrender a tiny corner of privacy that had allowed her to sneak out with friends to cafes, plays and rock concerts.
Felipe VI was officially sworn in as Spain's new king on Thursday before telling parliament that 'Spaniards need to be proud of the country' and jobs for young people has to be a priority for society. Take a look back at what happened on the historic morning in Madrid.
King Felipe VI became the country's new monarch at midnight on Thursday, setting the stage for celebrations in the flag-festooned capital a day after his father quit the throne with tears in his eyes.