In pics: King Felipe's first year on the throne
Jessica Jones · 19 Jun 2015, 15:52
Published: 19 Jun 2015 15:52 GMT+02:00
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On June 19th 2014, a Spanish prince became king as Prince Felipe took over from his father, Juan Carlos, who had announced his abdication on June 2nd.
Spaniards welcomed the new king, hoping he and his young family could bring a modern, more likeable face to the scandal-hit royal family and during his first year, he seems to have succeeded.
According to a poll published on the first anniversary of his coronation in Spanish daily El País, 81 percent of Spaniards support the way in which King Felipe is carrying out his duties, what could be seen as a resounding approval of Felipe's first year as king and a significant increase in support for the royal family.
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