Fashionable Princess Letizia, likened to Kate Middleton, to be crowned Queen of Spain

Fashionable Princess Letizia, likened to Kate Middleton, to be crowned Queen of Spain

MADRID, June 4 (UPI) --The ultra glamorous Princess Letizia is capturing the global spotlight after her father-in-law, Spain's King Juan Carlos, announced his abdication on Monday.
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Spanish King Juan Carlos announces abdication

Spanish King Juan Carlos announces abdication

MADRID, June 2 (UPI) --Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Monday that King Juan Carlos I will abdicate and pass the throne to his 46-year-old son Prince Felipe.
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Spanish prince's plane makes emergency landing; no injuries

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- An Airbus A310 carrying Spain's Prince Felipe to Honduras had to make an emergency landing in the Dominican Republic, officials said. No injuries were reported.

Spanish King Juan Carlos to undergo hip surgery

MADRID, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Spanish King Juan Carlos was not considering abdicating as he prepared to undergo hip surgery for a second time, officials said.

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Spanish protesters call for return to democracy

Spanish protesters call for return to democracy

MADRID, April 15 (UPI) -- Protesters in Madrid called for the monarchy to be dissolved following a year of scandal that damaged the royal family's public approval, thinkSPAIN reported.

Juan Carlos says he will not abdicate

MADRID, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- King Juan Carlos of Spain said he has no intention of abdicating the throne to his son, Prince Felipe, despite his upcoming spinal disc surgery.

Spanish princess helps in eviction fight

BILBOA, Spain, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Spanish princess asked justice officials to take a look at the plight of a single mother of two children facing eviction from her home in Bilbao.

Spanish duke queried again about scandal

MAJORCA, Spain, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A judge in Majorca, Spain, has questioned the son-in-law of the king of Spain about a scandal involving suspected misuse of public funds, officials say.
Royal family in Spain takes pay cuts

Royal family in Spain takes pay cuts

MADRID, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Spain's King Juan Carlos has made cuts in payments to the royal family and is returning his own salary to its 2011 level, officials said.

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Spanish prince apologizes for Cup booing

MADRID, June 29 (UPI) -- Prince Felipe, heir to the Spanish throne, has apologized for Spanish World Cup fans' booing during the French national anthem.

Cancer researchers win Spanish award

OVIEDO, Spain, June 16 (UPI) -- Spain awarded its Prince of Asturias Prize for Scientific Research Wednesday to an international team of cancer experts, EFE reported.

Crown prince holds wedding reception

AMMAN, Jordan, May 28 (UPI) -- Jordan's Crown Prince Hamzah, half-brother of King Abdullah, and his bride Princess Noor held a large reception Friday in Amman to celebrate their wedding.

Prince: 'I'm a happy man'

MADRID, May 22 (UPI) -- Crown Prince Felipe of Spain told guests at his wedding reception Saturday, "I can't hide it and I don't want to: I am a happy man."
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Prince Felipe
Prince Felipe of Spain watches the final round match between Spaniard Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer of Switzerland at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on June 10, 2007. Nadal, the number 2 seed, defeated the top-seeded Federer in four sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win his third straight French Open Championship. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

Felipe, Prince of Asturias (baptised as Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos (et omnes sancti) de Borbón y de Grecia; born 30 January 1968), is the third child and only son of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain. As the Prince of Asturias he is the heir apparent to the Spanish throne.

As heir to the Spanish throne he bears the official titles of Prince of Asturias, Prince of Viana, Prince of Girona, Duke of Montblanc, Count of Cervera and Lord of Balaguer.

Felipe was born in Madrid. His birth, after that of his two sisters, the infantas Elena and Cristina, ensured a male successor to the Spanish Throne. All three were delivered of the Queen Sophia, then Princess, and assisted by the doctor don Manuel Maria de Mendizabal. His full name is Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia. The symbolic names given at his christening, by the Archbishop of Madrid Casimiro Morcillo González included the names of the first Bourbon to reign in Spain; his grandfathers (Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Paul of Greece); his great-grandfather King Alfonso XIII of Spain; and All Saints (Todos los Santos or et omnes sancti) as is customary among the Bourbons. At the time of his birth he was titled as Infante of Spain, as his father was not yet King and Felipe was not yet heir apparent. His godparents were his grandfather Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and his great-grandmother Queen Victoria Eugenia.

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