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Meet Felipe and Letizia, the new king and queen of Spain
Meet Felipe and Letizia, the new king and queen of Spain

Move over, Will and Kate: There are new monarchs in town, and they just took over in Spain. King Felipe VI was crowned the sovereign of Spain in Madrid on Thursday and was joined by his wife, now Queen Letizia, and their daughters, Leonor and Sofia, princesses of Asturias. Felipe, 46, ascended the throne after his father, King Juan Carlos, 72, abdicated June 2 after a 39-year reign.  Here are fast facts about the family: Felipe's new role as king is largely ceremonial. He was given the title Thursday without a formal coronation but during a special joint session of Spain's parliament, according to World Now. His mother, the former Queen Sofia, attended, but his father did not. No...

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