Felipe VI of Spain

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Felipe VI
King Felipe VI of Spain.jpg
King Felipe VI in January 2019
King of Spain
Reign19 June 2014 – present
Enthronement19 June 2014
PredecessorJuan Carlos I
Heir presumptiveLeonor
Prime ministersMariano Rajoy
Pedro Sánchez
Born (1968-01-30) 30 January 1968 (age 55)
Madrid, Spain
Full name
Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia
FatherJuan Carlos I of Spain
MotherSophia of Greece and Denmark
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureFelipe VI's signature
Allegiance Spain
Service/branchEmblem of the Spanish Army.svg Spanish Army
Emblem of the Spanish Air Force.svg Spanish Air Force
Emblem of the Spanish Navy.svg Spanish Navy
Years of service1986–2014
(end of active service)
RankSP-10 Capitan General.svg Captain General (See list)

King Felipe VI (Spanish pronunciation: [feˈlipe], baptised as Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia;[2] born 30 January 1968) is the current King of Spain.

Felipe was born at ORPEA Madrid Loreto in Madrid, He is youngest child and only son of former King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain, He had two sisters Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo and Infanta Cristina of Spain. He was baptized at Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid.

Felipe VI has studied at Centro Privado de Enseñanza Santa María de los Rosales. He accepted his high school education at Lakefield College School, and then studied Law and Economics at Autonomous University of Madrid. After that, he studied Foreign Service at Georgetown University, He received military training at General Military Academy and served in the military from 1986 to 2014.

King Feipe VI married Queen Letizia of Spain at Almudena Cathedral at 2004. They have two children together, Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia 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 was named 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. "His Majesty the King Juan Carlos". The Royal Household of His Majesty the King. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011.
  2. "Christening of King Felipe VI of Spain, 1968". The Royal Watcher. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  3. "Spanish politicians lay out abdication timetable". BBC News. 2014-06-03.


  1. 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.