Salim Lamrani writes for the Huffington Post.com–38 years on the Spanish throne, Juan Carlos I de Borbón decided, at the age of 76, to abdicate and relinquish the throne to his son Felipe, Prince of Asturias.
1. Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias, or Juan Carlos I, was born January 5, 1938, in Rome from the union of Don Juan, Count of Barcelona, and Doña María de las Mercedes de Borbón y Orleans, Princess of the two Sicilies, with whom he had four children: Pilar (1936), Juan Carlos, Margarita (1939) and Alfonso (1941).
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Latest on Juan Carlos’s retirement from El Mundo.es, in Spanish: http://www.elmundo.es/loc/2014/07/12/53bff0a0ca4741e04b8b457b.html?a=4b897c6468815bf58ad15c80f21a0fcb&t=1405137304