Leonor, Princess of Asturias, celebrates her 15th birthday on Saturday, 31 October 2020.

Leonor, Princess of Asturias. Photo: © Casa de S.M. el Rey

The princess is destined to become Spain’s next Queen Regnant since Isabella II, who reigned from 1833 to 1868.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with Princess Leonor days after her birth in 2005. Photo: © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Photographers

Princess Leonor is already preparing for her future role as she accompanies her parents, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, during their current tour visiting areas of suffering and shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Three generations: King Juan Carlos, King Felipe VI and Leonor, Princess of Asturias in 2005. Photo: Casa de SM el Rey / Borja Photographers

She gave a speech during the Princess of Asturia Awards held on Friday, 16 October 2020, how coronavirus has affected children and young people, especially during the past several months, and having to adapt to new circumstances.

Princess Leonor was born by caesarian in 2005 at the Ruber International Hospital in Madrid, at 1:47 am.

First day of school in 2008. Photo: © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Photographers

Her grandparents King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were chosen as godparents at her Christening on 14 January 2006.

Princess Leonor currently attends her father’s old school Santa María de los Rosales School in Aravac, near the Zarzuela Palace, with her younger sister, the Infanta Sofía.

She became the heir to the Spanish throne when her father was proclaimed King on 19 June 2014, and holds the title of Princess of Asturias as the monarch’s firstborn.

The Spanish Royal Family in 2014. Photo: © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Photographers

King Felipe bestowed the Order of the Golden Fleece (Orden del Toisón de Oro), one of Spain’s most prestigious orders, upon his eldest daughter on 30 January 2018, as part of the celebrations.

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