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Felipe VI
King of Spain

Other names: Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso y Todos los Santos

Titles and Honours

Prince of Asturias, 1977-2007
Titular King of Jerusalem, 2014-present
Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 1981


Felipe studied in Ontario, Canada, between 1984 to 1985. In 1986, he was named heir to the Spanish throne. He was an officer in the the Spanish army, navy and air force, and was a certified helicopter pilot. He went on to study law in Madrid, and international relations in Washington, D.C. After the scandals that affected his family, and his father's subsequent abdication, he promised the Spanish people 'a new monarchy' when he was proclaimed king.

Place of birth: Madrid



1. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2018.
2. F. Velde. Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Heraldica, 2003.

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