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Princess of Asturias
Coat of Arms of Leonor, Princess of Asturias.svg
Coat of arms of the Princess of Asturias
Princess Leonor

since 19 June 2014
Style Her Royal Highness
Residence The Prince’s Pavilion
at the Zarzuela Palace
Appointer The King of Spain
Inaugural holder Henry III of Castile
Formation 17 September 1388

Prince of Asturias (Spanish: Príncipe de Asturias, Asturian: Príncipe d'Asturies) is the traditional title given to the heir to the Spanish throne. John I of Castile first gave the title to his oldest son, prince Henry (Henry III of Castile) in 1388. The title lapsed in 1931 when the monarchy was overthrown. Military dictator Francisco Franco appointed Juan Carlos de Borbón as his "successor with the title of King". But he gave him the new title of "Prince of Spain" instead of Prince of Asturias. In 1977 the title was given to Felipe VI of Spain, who was the eldest son and then heir apparent of King Juan Carlos I.


List of some people who held the title:

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