Spain's new king, Felipe VI, was sworn in on Thursday in a relatively modest ceremony which monarchists hope will usher in a new era of popularity for the troubled royal household.
He called immediately for Spain to stay united but respect the cultural differences among its regions, ending a speech by saying "thank you" in four languages: Castilian Spanish, Basque, Catalan and Galician.
Felipe became king after his father, Juan Carlos, abdicated earlier this month following a series of scandals that led many Spaniards - especially younger generations - to question the role of the monarchy itself. (Reuters)
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