King Felipe VI of Spain

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Felipe VI of Spain
Felipe in January 2019
King of Spain
Reign 19 June 2014 – present
Enthronement 19 June 2014
Predecessor Juan Carlos I
Heir presumptive Leonor
Prime ministers Mariano Rajoy
Pedro Sánchez
Born (1968-01-30) 30 January 1968 (age 56)
Madrid, Spain
Spouse Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (m 22 May 2004)
Issue Leonor, Princess of Asturias
Infanta Sofía of Spain
Full name
Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia
House Bourbon-Anjou
Father Juan Carlos I of Spain
Mother Sophia of Greece and Denmark
Signature

Felipe VI of Spain (Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia; born 30 January 1968) is King of Spain. He is the son of former King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía, and has two elder sisters, Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, and Infanta Cristina. In 2004, Felipe married TV news journalist Letizia Ortiz with whom he has two daughters, Leonor (his heir presumptive) and Sofía. In accordance with the Spanish Constitution, as monarch, he is head of state and commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armed Forces with the military rank of Captain General, and also plays the role of the supreme representation of Spain in international relations.

Felipe was born in Madrid during the dictatorship of Francisco Francoas the third child and only son of Prince Juan Carlos of Spain and Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark. Felipe was officially created Prince of Asturias in 1977, two years after his father became king. Felipe was formally proclaimed as prince in 1986. He was also made honorary soldier of the Spanish Army at the age of 9. Felipe was educated at Santa Maria de los Rosales School and went to Lakefield College School in Canada. Later, he studied law at the Autonomous University of Madrid and obtained a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.



Issue[edit]

  1. Leonor, Princess of Asturias (born 31 October 2005) heir to the Spanish throne.
  2. Infanta Sofía of Spain born 29 April 2007) second in line to the Spanish throne.



Titles and styles[edit]

  • 30 January 1968 – 22 January 1977 His Royal Highness The Infante Felipe of Spain.
  • 1 November 1977 – 19 June 2014 His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias,
  • 22 January 1977-19 June 2014: His Royal Highness The Prince of Girona, His Royal Highness The Prince of Viana, The Duke of Montblanc, The Count of Cervera, Lord of Balaguer
  • 19 June 2014 – present His Majesty The King of Spain