King of Spain Felipe VI
- Category : 1968-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (18,27,38,54)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 4
Spanish king, only son of Juan Carlos and Sophia, their third child. He was christened Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso y de la Santísima Trinidad y de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia. Handsome, six feet and five inches tall, he is called "Flip" by his friends. Prince Felipe is a law student and military officer, as well as an Olympic-competing sailor; he is considered a model heir.
There was gossip in early 1993 about his romance with aristocrat, but commoner, Isabel Sartorius. In March 2001, the press reported that Queen Sophia of Spain was furious at her son Felipe, the crown prince and heir to the throne, for falling in love with a beautiful and leggy Norwegian model, when Sofia still hopes for a royal marriage. They met through friends in Madrid in 1997. The Nordic blonde, Eva Sannum, proudly boasts no aristocratic roots and has plebian tastes -- the romantic spot she chose for her last tryst with dashing Felipe was Oslo's Comfort Inn. In late 2002, Felipe began dating a divorcee Letizia Ortiz, a reporter. They became engaged on November 1, 2003 and married on May 22, 2004 at the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid. The exchange of rings took place at 11:49:45 AM CEDT according to Isabella Orsini citing Italian television reports on RAI.
According to news reports, the Crown Prince of Spain and his wife, Letizia Ortiz welcomed their first child, a daughter named Leonor, on Monday, October 31, 2005 at 01:46 AM Madrid, Spain according to the official royal website. Their second daughter named Sofia was born by Caesarean section at Madrid's Ruber International Clinic on April 29, 2007 at 4:50 PM local time acoring to the Royal Family website: "Su Alteza Real la Princesa de Asturias dio a luz a su segunda hija a las cuatro horas y cincuenta minutos de la tarde."
On 2 June 2014 the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that King Juan Carlos would abdicate in favour of Prince Felipe. Felipe ascended to the throne on 19 June 2014.