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Spain's new King Felipe VI takes oath in new reignPublish Date: Jun 19, 2014
Spain's new King Felipe VI takes oath in new reign
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Spains King Felipe VI (L) hugs his father King Juan Carlos during a handing over ceremony for the sash of the Capitain General in the Chamber of Audiences at the Zarzuela Palace. Spains King Felipe VI begins a new reign. AFP/PHOTO
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Spain's new King Felipe VI swore to uphold the constitution before parliament Thursday, launching a new reign to the applause of lawmakers before kissing the cheeks of his wife Queen Letizia.

"I swear to carry out my duties faithfully, to conserve and ensure the conservation of the Constitution and the law and to respect the rights of the citizens and regions," said the 46-year-old king, dressed in military uniform with the red sash of his office of captain general. AFP



 

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