Spain's new king

King Felipe VI is sworn in after his father, Juan Carlos, abdicated earlier this month following scandals and poor health.

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid � Andrea Comas / Reuters

  • The ushers stand next to the crown inside the hemicycle ahead of the proclamation to the Parliament of Spain's new King Felipe VI at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid � POOL New / Reuters

  • General view of the hemicycle of the Parliament as Spain's new King Felipe VI is applauded after he delivered his speech during the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid � POOL New / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI parades through the streets of Madrid from the Congress of Deputies to the Royal Palace � Eloy Alonso / Reuters

  • Spain's King Juan Carlos places the Sash of Captain-General on new King Felipe VI during a ceremony at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid � POOL New / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid, � POOL New / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia wave to the crowd as they parade through the streets of Madrid from the Congress of Deputies to the Royal Palace in Madrid � POOL New / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia review the troops outside he Congress of Deputies after the swearing-in ceremony in Madrid � POOL New / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid � Juan Medina / Reuters

  • Spain's Queen Letizia touches the cheek of her daughter Princess Leonor during the swearing-in ceremony for Spain's new King Felipe VI at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid � POOL New / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI (L) and his wife Queen Letizia arrive to appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid � POOL New / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid � Andrea Comas / Reuters

  • Spanish well-wishers cheer as they wait for new King Felipe VI appearance on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid � Eloy Alonso / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia parade through the streets of Madrid from the Congress of Deputies to the Royal Palace � Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI waves to the well-wishers as he appears on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid, � POOL New / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor arrive for the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid � Albert Gea / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia arrive at the Congress of Deputies to attend the swearing-in ceremony in Madrid � POOL New / Reuters

  • Spain's Queen Sofia blows a kiss as Infanta Elena applauds during the swearing-in ceremony for new King Felipe VI at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid � POOL New / Reuters

  • Spain's new King Felipe VI, wearing the Sash of Captain-General, kkisses his daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia during a ceremony at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid � POOL New / Reuters