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Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe becomes king

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe ascended to the Spanish throne at midnight on Wednesday, but there weren’t any ritzy official celebrations. The economic crisis that has left a quarter of Spaniards out of work prompted Europe’s newest king to be relatively frugal at his proclamation. The former king, 76-year-old Juan Carlos, misjudged public anger at financial hardship when he went on an elephant-hunting safari in Africa….

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe becomes king

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe ascended to the Spanish throne at midnight on Wednesday, but there weren’t any ritzy official celebrations. The economic crisis that has left a quarter of Spaniards out of work prompted Europe’s newest king to be relatively frugal at his proclamation. The former king, 76-year-old Juan Carlos, misjudged public anger at financial hardship when he went on an elephant-hunting safari in Africa….