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Spain's new King Felipe VI has replaced his father who abdicated the throne two weeks ago.
Last updated: 21 Jun 2014 11:18
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Spain's new King Felipe VI was coronated on Thursday morning in a low-key ceremony in front of his family and lawmakers at the Congress of Deputies. King Felipe VI has succeeded his father Juan Carlos I after he abdicated the throne two weeks ago.

Wellwishers crowded the streets of Madrid following the path of the march of the new monarch, cheering King Felipe and Queen Letizia.

From the balcony of the royal palace, Felipe VI addressed a crowd of supporters waving Spanish flags. The 46-year-old began his reign with the words: "This is the start of a renewed monarchy for a new time." The economic crisis, republican sentiments and the threat of an independent Catalonia are among the new king's top challenges.

Although the government delegation in Madrid banned pro-republican demonstrations during King Felipe's coronation day, some anti-monarchy protesters showed up in the streets following the path of the royal march. At least three protesters were detained by police.


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Police stand by in central Madrid on King Felipe's coronation day. King Felipe VI was sworn in at a simple ceremony on June 19 at the Congress of Deputies.



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A protester holding a republican flag passes by a poster showing Spain's new King Felipe VI and his wife, Queen Letizia, in Puerta del Sol, central Madrid.



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Mounted Royal Guards participate in the coronation march.



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A Royal Guard keeps an eye over the coronation march.



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Souvenirs show King Felipe VI's image on shirts, plates, and mugs in a shop in central Madrid.



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Well wishers occupied Madrid's streets to cheer King Felipe VI during his march to the Royal Palace.



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A pro-republican supporter is detained by police after waving a republican flag during the coronation march.



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All pro-republican protests were banned during the coronation ceremony.



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Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia wave to supporters.



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Spain's King Felipe VI is seen on a TV screen in central Madrid while he addresses the crowd at the royal palace.



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Pro-monarchy supporters swarm the streets around the royal palace to hear King Felipe VI's speech.



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A pro-republican supporter looks over the crowd. Although the government banned pro-republican demonstrations, some anti-monarchy protesters showed up and demanded the abolishment of the throne.



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Puerta del Sol in central Madrid, is sealed by police during the coronation.



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Police officers guard the National Congress as King Felipe VI is sworn in.




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Police stand by in central Madrid on King Felipe(***)s coronation day. King Felipe VI was sworn in at a simple ceremony on June 19 at the Congress of Deputies.

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A protester holding a republican flag passes by a poster showing Spain(***)s new King Felipe VI and his wife, Queen Letizia, in Puerta del Sol, central Madrid.

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Mounted Royal Guards participate in the coronation march.

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A Royal Guard keeps an eye over the coronation march.

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Souvenirs show King Felipe VI(***)s image on shirts, plates, and mugs in a shop in central Madrid.

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Well wishers occupied Madrid(***)s streets to cheer King Felipe VI during his march to the Royal Palace.

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A pro-republican supporter is detained by police after waving a republican flag during the coronation march.

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All pro-republican protests were banned during the coronation ceremony.

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Spain(***)s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia wave to supporters.

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Spain(***)s King Felipe VI is seen on a TV screen in central Madrid while he addresses the crowd at the royal palace.

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Pro-monarchy supporters swarm the streets around the royal palace to hear King Felipe VI(***)s speech.

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A pro-republican supporter looks over the crowd. Although the government banned pro-republican demonstrations, some anti-monarchy protesters showed up and demanded the abolishment of the throne.

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Puerta del Sol in central Madrid, is sealed by police during the coronation.

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Police officers guard the National Congress as King Felipe VI is sworn in.

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A man holding a republican flag passes by a poster showing Spain's new King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia in Puerta del Sol, central Madrid. Mrs. Cifuentes, head of the Government Delegation in Madrid, had refused yesterday to allow any pro republican demonstration during King Felipe's coronation day.

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A man holding a republican flag passes by a poster showing Spain's new King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia in Puerta del Sol, central Madrid. Mrs. Cifuentes, head of the Government Delegation in Madrid, had refused yesterday to allow any pro republican demonstration during King Felipe's coronation day.

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Royal Mounted Guards are seen in the surroundings of the Congress of Deputies during the coronation ceremony.

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Royal Mounted Guards are seen in the surroundings of the Congress of Deputies during the coronation ceremony.

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Well wishers occupied Madrid's streets to cheer King Felipe VI during his march to the Royal Palace.

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Well wishers occupied Madrid's streets to cheer King Felipe VI during his march to the Royal Palace.

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A pro-republican supporter is being retained by police after waving a republican flag during the march of King Felipe VI.

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A pro-republican supporter is being retained by police after waving a republican flag during the march of King Felipe VI.

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A pro republican supporter is being detained by police after try to show a republican flag during the march of King Felipe VI. All pro republican protests were banned during the coronation ceremony.

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A pro republican supporter is being detained by police after try to show a republican flag during the march of King Felipe VI. All pro republican protests were banned during the coronation ceremony.

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Spain's King Felipe VI and Spain's Queen Letizia greet crowds as they march towards the Royal Palace. Spain's crown prince was proclaimed King Felipe VI on Thursday morning, succeeding his father Juan Carlos in a low key ceremony celebrated at the Congress of Deputies.

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Spain's King Felipe VI and Spain's Queen Letizia greet crowds as they march towards the Royal Palace. Spain's crown prince was proclaimed King Felipe VI on Thursday morning, succeeding his father Juan Carlos in a low key ceremony celebrated at the Congress of Deputies.

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Spain's King Felipe VI is seen on a TV screen placed in central Madrid while he addresses to crowds at the Royal Palace.

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Spain's King Felipe VI is seen on a TV screen placed in central Madrid while he addresses to crowds at the Royal Palace.

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A pro monarchy at balcony in King's Felipe V square.

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A pro monarchy at balcony in King's Felipe V square.

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Crowds of pro monarchy supporters leave the Royal Palace after the speech of the new King Felipe VI.

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Crowds of pro monarchy supporters leave the Royal Palace after the speech of the new King Felipe VI.

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A pro republican supporter looks at the street crowds from a balcony at King's Felipe V square. Although the Government Delegation in Madrid banned any pro republican demonstration during coronation day, some anti monarchy protesters showed up in disagreement with the institution.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/spanish_king/slideshow/no-caption/c4847c9ea0123bcbce8846c0cb2e2512Biel Calderon/Al Jazeera

A pro republican supporter looks at the street crowds from a balcony at King's Felipe V square. Although the Government Delegation in Madrid banned any pro republican demonstration during coronation day, some anti monarchy protesters showed up in disagreement with the institution.

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Puerta del Sol in central Madrid, is sealed by police during coronation event.

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Puerta del Sol in central Madrid, is sealed by police during coronation event.

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Police agents guard the national congress during the. Spain's new King Felipe VI was sworn in a simple ceremony in front of his family and lawmakers at the Congress of Deputies.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/spanish_king/slideshow/no-caption/40ae670425b9269d1fbbce7e00200c9cBiel Calderon/Al Jazeera

Police agents guard the national congress during the. Spain's new King Felipe VI was sworn in a simple ceremony in front of his family and lawmakers at the Congress of Deputies.



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