SPAIN is to get a coronation and some new stamps and post boxes, unlike some other countries with old monarchs.
Spaniards thanked King Juan Carlos for abdicating in favour of son Felipe, insisting it was so good to have a sovereign who actually knew when they had overstayed their welcome.
Luis Gonzales, from Seville, said: “We’ll get a day off, there will be lots of parties and, crucially, we’ll get to recalibrate our celebrity culture around someone different, instead of the same familiar old face, week after week after week.
“It’s so refreshing, isn’t it?”
Jane Thompson, from Stevenage, added: “It would be nice to look forward to a weird, opinionated speech on Christmas Day. If only someone wasn’t being so incredibly rude.”