Thursday, 18 May 2000

Spain - Country Bio


**We are still in the process of updating all the Royal Country Bios**

Current Monarch: HM King Felipe VI (2014- Present)

Last 3 Monarchs: 

  • HM King Juan Carlos (1975-2014) Abdicated
  • HM King Alfonso XIII (November 1886-1932) Exiled leading to Second Spanish Republic 
    • HM Queen Maria Christina was regent till he was age 16 (1902)
  • (November 1885 - May 1886) HM Queen Maria Christina was regent. 
    • When King Alfonso XII died, he left behind 2 daughters and a pregnant wife. Due to Male-preference primogeniture: If the unborn baby was a boy, he would become King. If the baby was a girl, his eldest sister Princess Mercedes would be Queen. 
  • HM King Alfonso XII (1874-1885)

Members of Royal Family (Line of Succession):
    • HRH Princess Leonor, Princess of Asturias (1st in Line)
    • HRH Infanta Sofía (2nd)
  • HRH Infanta Elena (3rd)
    • HE Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón (4th)
    • HE Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón (5th)
  • HRH Infanta Cristina (6th)
    • Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón (7th)
    • Pablo Urdangarín y de Borbón (8th)
    • Miguel Urdangarín y de Borbón (9th)
    • Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón (10th)
Annual Royal Events: -

Royal Website:  www.casareal.es

Type of Government: -

Head of State: King Felipe VI

Head of Government: -

Member of the European Union: yes

Member of United Nations: yes

Religion: -

Population: -

Language: -

English Speakers: -

National Anthem: -

Map: -

Notable Royal Residences: -

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