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With the abdication of Juan Carlos, today’s King of Spain Felipe VI came to the throne. – 2014.

With the abdication of Juan Carlos, today’s King of Spain Felipe VI came to the throne. – 2014.

Felipe VI. is a direct male descendant of King Louis XIV of France, also known as the King of the Sun, and thus a member of the former French royal dynasty of Bourbon (in Spain this dynasty is called Borbón).

On June 19, 2014, King Felipe VI ascended the Spanish throne. by the abdication of his father Juan Carlos. Previously, Juan Carlos ruled for as many as 38 years, since November 22, 1975 (former Spanish head of state Francisco Franco passed away on November 20, 1975). Felipe VI. was known during the reign of his father as the Prince of Asturias (Spanish: Príncipe de Asturias), which in Spain is a title reserved for heirs to the throne (similar to the title of Prince of Wales reserved for heirs to the throne in Great Britain). Felipe VI. he was born in Madrid in 1968, so he was 46 at the time of his accession to the throne.

It is interesting that Felipe VI. a direct male descendant of the French King Louis XIV, also known as the King of the Sun, and thus a member of the former French royal dynasty Bourbon (in Spain the dynasty is called Borbón). At the same time, Felipe VI. descendant of the famous Empress Maria Theresa, British Queen Victoria, German Emperor Wilhelm II. and the Russian Tsar Peter the Great. In the Spanish Armed Forces, King Felipe VI. has the rank and position of commander-in-chief (Spanish. capitán general). Interestingly, after his abdication, his father Juan Carlos retained the title of King of Spain (Spanish: Rey de España) and the title of Majesty (Spanish: Majestad), as well as the rank of capitán general, the highest available in Spain.

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