Profile of the Day: Felipe VI

Posted June 19, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Felipe VI

Today Spain has a new king. Felipe VI was officially sworn in as the new king of Spain at the Spanish parliament Thursday morning, following the abdication of his father, Juan Carlos. Felipe was born in Madrid, Spain on January 30, 1968. Like several members of his family, Felipe was an Olympic athlete. He competed as a member of the Spanish Olympic sailing team in 1992. In 2004, he married former CNN journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano. The couple have two young daughters, Leonor and Sofia. At the age of eight, Leonor is now the youngest direct heir to the throne in Europe.

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