As it happened: Spanish King Juan Carlos I to abdicate

Key points

  • King of Spain Juan Carlos is abdicating
  • Crown Prince Felipe is to take over the throne
  • A constitutional amendment will be proposed to allow the abdication to happen
  • The 76-year-old has had health problems in recent years
  • His popularity has fallen following corruption scandals and gaffes
  • All times in BST (GMT +1)

Live text


  • Victoria Park 
  • Alexandra Fouché 
  • Yaroslav Lukov 
  • Helier Cheung 

Last updated 2 June 2014

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