• Together, for over 50 years, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia have devoted themselves to Spain.
  • Sincere and generous collaboration is the best way to fulfill the legitimate aspirations of each person and achieve great collective goals for the common good and the general interest.
  • There must not be favoured treatment for those occupying a position of public responsibility.
  • I begin my reign with profound emotion at the honour of accepting the Crown, aware of the responsibility it entails and with the greatest hope for the future of Spain.
  • In a unified and diverse Spain, based on the equality of and solidarity between its people, there is room for all of us. And for all of our feelings and sensitivities and our distinct ways of being Spaniards.
  • The crown must constantly earn citizens' appreciation, respect and trust.
  • Millions of Spaniards have Catalonia in their hearts.
  • It is possible for political forces to agree.
  • The men and women of my generation are heirs to that great collective success which has been admired worldwide and of which we are so proud. It is now up to us to pass it on to the coming generations.
  • We mustn't hesitate to cut corruption at its roots.
  • Today, more than ever, citizens demand with good reason that moral and ethical principles be upheld and that exemplariness preside over our public life. And the king, as the head of state, must not only be an example but also a servant to that just and legitimate demand of the citizens.
  • Spain and the United States share the same values of democracy, liberty and fundamental freedoms.
  • You will find in me a loyal head of state who is ready listen and understand, warn and advise as well as to defend the public interest at all times.
  • Public office must not be a means to profit or become rich.
  • I embody the renewed monarchy for a new time.
  • We all have our place in this diverse Spain.
  • Our primary objective must be to prevent wars, and when we fail in this, we must protect and assist the innocent victims.
  • I want to reaffirm, as king, my faith in the unity of Spain.
  • We have a great country, we are a great nation - let us trust in it.
  • We must never relent in our efforts to resolve conflicts through diplomacy and through all of the instruments bestowed by the Charter of the United Nations.