Top 10 memes: King of Spain's abdication
Alex Dunham · 4 Jun 2014, 13:23
Published: 04 Jun 2014 13:23 GMT+02:00
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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.