Felipe VI of Spain

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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. He is the eldest son, of former King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain, Felipe was born at ORPEA Madrid Loreto in Madrid, He was baptized at Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid.

Felipe VI
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King Felipe VI in January 2019
King of Spain
Reign19 June 2014 – present
Enthronement19 June 2014
PredecessorJuan Carlos I
Heir presumptiveLeonor
Prime ministersMariano Rajoy
(2014–2018)
Pedro Sánchez
(2018–present)
Born (1968-01-30) 30 January 1968 (age 53)
Madrid, Spain
Spouse
Issue
Full name
Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia
HouseBourbon-Anjou[1][a]
FatherJuan Carlos I of Spain
MotherSophia of Greece and Denmark
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureFelipe VI's signature
Military career
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)

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 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. "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.

Notes

  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.