Felipe VI of Spain

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Felipe VI
King of Spain (more)
The Prince of Asturias in 2013
Reign 19 June 2014-present
Predecessor Juan Carlos I of Spain
Heir apparent Leonor
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Spouse Letizia, Princess of Asturias
(m. 2004)
Issue
Leonor, Princess of Asturias
Infanta Sofía
Full name
Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia
House House of Bourbon[1][2]
Father Juan Carlos I of Spain
Mother Sophia of Greece and Denmark
Born 30 January 1968 (1968-01-30) (age 46)
Madrid, Spain
Signature
Religion Roman Catholicism[source?]

King Felipe VI' (Spanish pronunciation: [feˈlipe], baptised as Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia; born 30 January 1968) is the current King of Spain. He is the eldest son, of former King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain.

On 2 June 2014, King Juan Carlos I announced that he would abdicate in favour of Felipe. Felipe became king on 19 June 2014 at 0:00 CET and assumed the regnal name of Felipe VI.[3]

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 30 January 1968 – 22 January 1977: His Royal Highness The Infante Felipe of Spain
  • 22 January 1977 – 18 June 2014: His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias
    • in former Crown of Aragon territories: 22 January 1977 – 19 June 2014: His Royal Highness The Prince of Girona
    • in former Kingdom of Navarre territories: 22 January 1977 – 19 June 2014: His Royal Highness The Prince of Viana
  • 19 June 2014 – present: His Majesty The King

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.casareal.es/sm_rey/index-iden-idweb.html
  2. The English-language version of the Official Royal Family website is rendered as Borbon while in Spanish it is rendered as Borbón. In English, the house is traditionally called House of Bourbon.
  3. "Spanish politicians lay out abdication timetable". BBC News. 2014-06-03. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27672997.

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