Thursday, 18 May 2000

Spain - Country Bio


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

Official Name: 

Reino de España (Kingdom of Spain)

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):
  • HM King Juan Carlos (Former Monarch)
    • HM King Felipe (Monarch)
      • 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: 
Constitutional Monarchy

Head of State: 
King Felipe VI

Head of Government: 
Mariano Rajoy

Member of the European Union: 
Yes

Member of United Nations: 
Yes

Religion: 
Roman Catholic

Population:
 46 Million

Language:  
Spanish

English Speakers
27% of people say they speak English.

Notable Royal Residences:
 -

National Anthem: 
Marcha Real (No official lyrics, just a tune)


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