Felipe, Prince of Asturias

Felipe of Spain ( Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos y de Borbón y Grecia, born January 30, 1968 in Madrid) is a Spanish heir to the throne, Prince of Asturias, Prince of Girona, son of King Juan Carlos I of Spain and his wife Sophia, grandson of Paul I of Greece and Friederike of Hanover.

His birth secures the traditional Spanish Succession, the male heirs over female preferred. Since November 22, 1975, the day of his father Juan Carlos I. Proclamation to the king of Spain, he is heir to the throne. On his 18th birthday, January 30, 1986, the Crown Prince was sworn in a solemn state ceremony in front of Parliament on the Spanish Constitution.


HM King Juan Carlos HM Queen Sophia

  • SE Don Felipe
  • Doña Victoria Federica IE
  • SE Don Juan Valentín
  • SE Don Pablo Nicolás
  • SE Don Miguel
  • IE Doña Irene

HRH Infanta María del Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz HRH Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria

On January 21, 1977, he was by decree of the title Prince of Asturias (Spanish Principe de Asturias), conferred together with the following: Prince of Gerona (Spanish Principe de Gerona, Catalan c Príncep de Girona. ), As heir of the crown Aragón, Prince of Viana (Spanish Principe de Viana ), as heir to the Kingdom of Navarre and Duke of Mont Blanc ( katal. Duc de Mont Blanc), Count of Cervera ( katal. Comte de Cervera ) and Lord of Balaguer ( katal. senyor de Balaguer ).


Prince Felipe began his academic career at the Colegio Santa María de los Rosales in Madrid and graduated 1985 in Lakefield College School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada from. From 1985-1988 he held various positions in the three branches of the armed forces of the Spanish Army: Army, Navy and Air Force. In 1988 he enrolled at the Autonomous University of Madrid in the field of legal sciences, in addition he attended lectures in economics. In July 1993, he received his law degree. Subsequently he studied until 1995, master's degree in International Relations at Georgetown University in Washington, DC

He made his first official visit to Germany in the summer of 1991 when President Richard von Weizsäcker in Bonn. Subsequently, an exhibition of works of the Spaniard Salvador Dalí heir to the throne opened with German Foreign Minister Hans -Dietrich Genscher in the European Museum of Art (NRW).

Crown Prince Felipe was in 1992 a member of the Spanish sailing team at the Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona and was present at the opening ceremony of the support of the Spanish flag. In Soling competition he finished sixth.


Prince Felipe married on 22 May 2004 in Madrid Letizia Ortiz. Together they have two children:

  • The first child, Leonor was born on 31 October 2005 in Madrid and baptized on 14 January 2006. The godparents are the grandparents, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia. Leonor is in second place in the Spanish throne.
  • The second child, Sofia, was born on 29 April 2007 at the Hospital Ruber Internacional, Madrid and baptized on 15 July 2007 at the Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid. Your godparents are Paloma Rocasolano, Letizia's mother, and Konstantin Saxe-Coburg Gotha, son of former Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria. Sofia is after her grandmother, Queen Sofia, named. Sofia is number three of the Spanish throne.

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King Alfonso XII. (1857-1885) ∞ 1878 Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria (1858-1929)

Prince Henry Maurice of Battenberg (1858-1896) ∞ 1885 princess Beatrice of Great Britain and Ireland (1857-1944)

Prince Alfons Maria of Naples and Sicily, Count of Caserta (1841-1934) ∞ 1868 princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies (1851-1938)

Prince Louis Philippe Albert of Orléans, Count of Paris (1838-1894) ∞ 1864 princess Maria Isabel of Orléans (1848-1919)

King George I of Greece (1845-1913) ∞ 1867 Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna of Russia (1851-1926)

Kaiser Friedrich III. ( German Reich) (1831-1888) ∞ 1858 princess Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland (1840-1901)

Crown Prince Ernst August of Hanover (1845-1923) ∞ 1878 princess Thyra of Denmark (1853-1933)

Kaiser Wilhelm II ( German Reich) (1859-1941) ∞ 1881 duchess Auguste Victoria of Schleswig -Holstein -Sonderburg- Augustenburg (1858-1921)

King Alfonso XIII. (1886-1941) ∞ 1906 princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887-1969)

Prince Karl Maria of Naples and Sicily (1870-1949) ∞ 1907 princess Luise Franziska von Orléans (1882-1958)

King Constantine I of Greece (1868-1923) ∞ 1889 princess Sophie of Prussia (1870-1932)

Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick (1887-1953) ∞ 1913 princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia (1892-1980)

Prince John of Spain, Count of Barcelona (1913-1993) ∞ 1935 Princess Maria de las Mercedes of the Two Sicilies (1910-2000)

King Paul of Greece (1901-1964) ∞ 1938 Princess Friederike of Hanover (1917-1981)

King Juan Carlos I ( b. 1938 ) ∞ 1962 Princess Sophia of Greece ( b. 1938 )

Felipe, Prince of Asturias ( b. 1968 )


  • Spain 1981: Order of the Golden Fleece
  • Spain 1986: Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Charles III.
  • Spain 1986: Grand Cross of Military Merit
  • Spain 1987: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit at sea
  • Spain 1988: Grand Cross of the Air Force Cross of Merit
  • Portugal 1988: Grand Cross of the Order of Christ
  • Portugal 1991 Grand Cross of the Order of Avis
  • Sweden Sweden 1991: Knight of the Seraphinenordens
  • Austria Austria 1995 Grand Gold Medal with Ribbon for Services to the Republic of Austria
  • Norway Norway 1995: Grand Cross of the Norwegian St. Olav Order
  • Italy Italy 1996: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
  • Portugal 1996: Grand Officer of the Tower and Sword Order
  • Spain 1999: Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Hermenegildo
  • Poland Poland 2003: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland
  • Latvia Latvia 2004: Grand Cross of the Order of Three -star
  • Portugal 2006: Grand Cross of the Tower and Sword Order
  • Estonia 2007: Order of Mary's Land - Cross, First Class
  • Romania Romania 2007 Grand Cross of the Star of Romania
  • Chile Chile Grand Cross of the Chilean Order of Merit
  • France Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor
  • Lebanon Lebanon Grand Officer of the North Cedar
  • Mexico Mexico Commander of the Order of the Aztec Eagle
  • Peru Grand Cross of the Order of the Solar
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order