epa04264451 A woman holds a mug depicting Spanish Princess Letiza at a shop ahead of the proclamation ceremony of the new Spanish King Felipe VI, in Madrid, Spain, 18 June 2014. Crown Prince Felipe will be proclaimed King on 19 June after his father King Juan Carlos announced his abdication last 02 June 2014. EPA/HUGO ORTUNO
King Otto's body in repose, 1916 - Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar von Wittelsbach (1848–1916), was King of Bavaria from 1886 to 1913. Otto was officially classified as mentally ill in 1872. He became King on 13 June 1886. He was however, unable to rule. The official explanation was that the King is melancholic. The proclamation of his inauguration was read to him at Fürstenried castle the next day, but he failed to understand it, & held his uncle Luitpold for the rightful King.
Juan Carlos I ended his reign today, as he signed the bill of abdication in the grand Hall of Columns at the Royal Palace. The ceremony was short but moving, and extended applause greeted the King as he symbolically switched chairs with his son after the signing.