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Top 10 memes: King of Spain's abdication

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Top 10 memes: King of Spain's abdication
The King's farewell speech got the Looney Tunes treatment on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
13:23 CEST+02:00
News of King Juan Carlos's abdication flooded Spain's social media sites within minutes on Monday. The Local has put together some of the funniest 'royal' memes, with everything from dancing elephants to Game of Thrones parodies.

King Juan Carlos's decision to hand the crown to his son Prince Felipe has been met with mixed reactions among the Spanish population.

There are those who feel sorry for the ageing monarch and the controversies which have marred his last years on the throne , while there are many others who would rather see the Spanish royals be banished altogether.

But aside from the heated debate over monarchy and republic, humour has proven to be a healthy way to digest the unexpected news.


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