Here’s a brief video of the recent abdication/proclamation events in Spain. I have to say that I love how the cameraman almost follows them out on to the balcony. We can see what Felipe and Letizia see – the massive crowd of people cheering for them, and the emotion behind it all. They all clapped and chanted Felipe’s name, signaling the public’s enthusiasm for better times ahead.
FAQ of the moment
Q: Does the Earl of Snowdon actually have anything to do with Snowdon? Does he chair council meetings or anything like that? And what and where is Snowdon, anyway?
A: Tony Armstrong-Jones was created the first Earl of Snowdon upon his marriage to the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret. It was a nod to his Welsh heritage – Snowdon is a mountain in Wales.
Tony didn’t have any official connection to the area, though. Professionally, he was a well-known photographer and sat in the House of Lords (link). He retired in March 2016.
Lord Snowdon passed away January 13, 2017. His son, David, is now the 2nd Earl of Snowdon.