Spanish Crown Prince Felipe walks with Princess Letizia, during a reception marking Spain's Armed Forces Day at the Royal palace in Madrid, Spain, June 8, 2014. King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate and ... more 
Spanish Crown Prince Felipe walks with Princess Letizia, during a reception marking Spain's Armed Forces Day at the Royal palace in Madrid, Spain, June 8, 2014. King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate and pave the way for his son, Crown Prince Felipe, to become the country's next king. The 76-year-old Juan Carlos oversaw his country's transition from dictatorship to democracy but has had repeated health problems in recent years. His popularity also dipped following royal scandals, including an elephant-shooting trip he took in the middle of Spain's financial crisis that tarnished the monarch's image. The king came to power in 1975, two days after the death of longtime dictator Francisco Franco. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas, Pool) less 
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