King Felipe VI of Spain childhood. Ten facts you should know

King Felipe VI of Spain childhood. Ten facts you should know
Ignacio Zara

King Felipe VI: his complete name is Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia.

King Felipe VI of Spain childhood. Ten facts you should know

King Felipe VI of Spain being 8 years old

King Felipe VI is the third child of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Greece. He was born on January 30, 1968, in the clinic of Nuestra Señora del Loreto, Madrid.

On February 8, 1968 he was christened in the Zarzuela Palace by Archbishop of Madrid Casimiro Morcillo. His godparents were the Count of Barcelona, Don Juan de Borbón, and the widow queen of Alfonso XIII of Spain, Victoria Eugenia, who returned to Spain for the first time since her exile on April 14, 1931.

King Felipe VI of Spain childhood. Ten facts you should know

Baptism of Philip VI. With Queen Victoria Eugenia and Count of Barcelona. Attribution abc.es

He attended the College of Santa María Rosales in Madrid, trying to be educated in the same way as the rest of his classmates, without special treatment by his rank.

On September 5, 1984, he joined the Lakefield College School in Toronto, Canada, where he spent one year.

On January 30, 1986, current King Felipe VI swore allegiance to the Spanish Constitution of 1978 and to the King (his father) in the Chamber of Deputies, accepting his role as successor to the throne. His title was Felipe, Prince of Asturias.

In 1987, he made his statement as midshipman on the ship Juan Sebastian Elcano.

He also studied law at the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid and an MBA two years in International Relations at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

King Felipe VI practices sports like squash, skiing, and sailing. In regard to sailing, in 1989 and 1990 his sailboat was first championship in Spain in the Soling class, also winning the Cup of Spain.

Video: H.R.H. Prince Felipe of Spain joins the 32nd Copa del Rey MAPFRE.

From October 1995, former Prince of Asturias toured the different regions of Spain to know them thoroughly. Since January 1996, he has represented Spain at the inaugurations of Presidents of Latin America.

Currently, King Felipe VI is married to Queen Letizia, and they have two daughters: Leonor and Sofia.

King Felipe VI of Spain childhood. Ten facts you should know

King Felipe VI of Spain. Attribution congreso.es

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Ignacio Zara

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