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Felipe VI of Spain

The King of Spain
(Redirected from Felipe, Prince of Asturias)

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.

Felipe VI
King of Spain (more)
Felipe de Borbón en Ecuador.jpg
The Prince of Asturias in 2013
Reign19 June 2014-present
PredecessorJuan Carlos I of Spain
Heir apparentLeonor
Prime MinisterMariano Rajoy
Pedro Sánchez
Born (1968-01-30) 30 January 1968 (age 51)
Madrid, Spain
SpouseLetizia, Princess of Asturias
(m. 2004)
IssueLeonor, Princess of Asturias
Infanta Sofía
Full name
Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia
HouseHouse of Bourbon[1][2]
FatherJuan Carlos I of Spain
MotherSophia of Greece and Denmark
ReligionRoman Catholicism[source?]
SignatureFelipe VI's signature

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 stylesEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Inicio - Castellano - Error 404". www.casareal.es.
  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.

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