Friday, 5 December 2014

Royal Christmas Countdown: December 5th 2014

Five days into December, the weather is getting colder and Christmas is just around the corner. To get in the holiday spirit, every day there will be a new festive photo and today it's the turn of the Spanish royals. King Juan Carlos I gave his final Christmas Eve address as monarch in 2013 - although it would be almost six months before he revealed that he was abdicating his throne in favour of his son, now King Felipe VI. Juan Carlos talked about the economic problems facing Spain in some depth in his final festive address. Behind the king was the traditional backdrop of a crib scene. The Spanish monarch usually speaks to the nation on December 24th and this year, for the first time, that honour falls to Felipe.

King Juan Carlos speaks to the Spanish people in what would be his final Christmas address on December 24th 2013

You can see the full address as well as the other images from the festive advent calendar at the special Royal Christmas Countdown page.

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