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76-year-old King of Spain Juan Carlos I de Borbón, the recent experience health problems, decided to abdicate, which now takes his son - Prince of Asturias, Felipe. Juan Carlos came to the throne 39 years ago at the age of 37 years - after the fall of the Franco regime, which he appointed his heir to the Spanish throne. Juan Carlos came to the throne 27 November 1975 immediately after the death of Franco.

Care of the Spanish king will be the third in the last year in Europe. July 3, 2013 announced the abdication for health Belgium's King Albert II in favor of his son Prince Felipe. In April of 2014 he abdicated Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, after which the new and the first since 1890. King was her eldest son, Crown Prince of Orange-Nassau, Willem-Alexander.

We remember all operating monarchs in the world.

, the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth II

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The Queen of Great Britain and 15 other independent states: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Canada, New Zealand, Papua - New Guinea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, the Solomon islands, Tuvalu, Jamaica.

Cambodia. King Norodom Sihamoni

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Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

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Monaco. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene

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Malaysia. King Abdul Halim of Kedah

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Liechtenstein. Prince Hans-Adam II

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Andorra. Soknyazya Francois Hollande and Archbishop Joan Enric Vives Sicilia, and,

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Heads of Andorra has traditionally been the president of France and the bishop of Urgel.

Denmark. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Consort Henrik

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Spain. Prince of Asturias, Felipe

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Oman. Sultan Qaboos bin Said

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Jordan. King Abdullah II

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Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz

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Japan. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko

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Qatar. Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

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Kuwait. Emir Sabah Al-Sabah

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Luxembourg. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of

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Norway. King Harald V

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Bahrain. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

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Belgium. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

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UAE. President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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Vatican. Pope Francis

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Tonga. King Tupou VI

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Swaziland. King Mswati III

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Sweden. King Carl XVI Gustaf of

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Thailand. King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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Lesotho. King Letsie III

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Bhutan. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

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Brunei. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

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Morocco. King Mohammed VI

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