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Felipe VI
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King Felipe VI in 2019
King of Spain (more...)
Reign 19 June 2014–present
Enthronement 19 June 2014
Predecessor Juan Carlos I
Heir presumptive Leonor
Prime ministers Mariano Rajoy
Pedro Sánchez
Born 30 January 1968 (1968-01-30) (age 52)
ORPEA Madrid Loreto, Madrid, Francoist Spain
Spouse
Issue
Full name
Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia
House Bourbon
Father Juan Carlos I of Spain
Mother Sofía of Greece and Denmark
Religion Roman Catholicism
Signature Felipe VI's signature
Military career
Allegiance  Spain
Service/branch Emblem 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 service 1986–2014
(end of active service)
Rank SP-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; 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, Feipe was born at ORPEA Madrid Loreto in Madrid, He was baptized at Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid.

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.

Titles and styles

  • 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

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