Royal Birthday: King Juan Carlos of Spain

Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos, celebrates his 81st birthday on Saturday, 5 January 2019. Reign (1975-2014) He was born in 1938 in Rome, Italy, the eldest son of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess María Mercedes of Bourton-Two Sicilies, after his grandfather, Alfonso XIII, his Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg and other members…

Leonor, Princess of Asturias, Celebrates 13th Birthday

The heir-presumptive to the Spanish throne becomes a teenager on Wednesday, 31 October 2018. Princess Leonor, the eldest daughter of Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, was born in 2005 at the Ruber International Hospital in Madrid, at 1:47 am. Her grandparents King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were chosen as godparents at her…

King Felipe VI of Spain

Felipe VI ascended the throne on 19 June 2014 when his father King Juan Carlos I abdicated and made his first state visit to Great Britain in 2017. Did you know he also competed at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992? Find out more about King Felipe who celebrates his birthday on 30 January. Early…