World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Reigning Royal Families

Biographical entries of most of the reigning monarchs and of certain other members of the reigning royal families will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order in the biographical section of this site.

The name under which they can be found in the text of the site is listed and hyperlinked in this section in bold UPPERCASE type.


Reigning King:

b. 5 January 1938; succeeded to the throne 22 November 1975; married 14 May 1962, Princess Sofía of Greece (HM Queen Sofía) (b. 2 November 1938, daughter of the late King Paul of the Hellenes and Queen Frederica).

Children of the King:

HRH Princess (Infanta) Elena, b. 20 December 1963; married 18 March 1995, Don Jaime de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada (divorced 21 January 2010); son, Felipe Juan Froilán , b. 17 July 1998; daughter, Victoria Federica, b. 9 September 2000.

HRH Princess (Infanta) Cristina, b. 13 June 1965; married 4 October 1997, Iñaki Urdangarin (b. 15 January 1968); son, Juan Valentín, b. 29 September 1999; son, Pablo Nicolás Sebastián, b. 6 December 2000; son, Miguel, b. 30 April 2002; daughter, Irene, b. 5 June 2005.

HRH Prince Felipe de Borbón, The Prince of Asturias, Prince of Girona, Prince of Viana, Duke of Montblanc, Count of Cervera, Lord of Balaguer, b. 30 January 1968; married 22 May 2004, HRH Princess Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (Princess of Asturias) (b. 15 September 1972); daughter, Princess (Infanta) Leonor, b. 31 October 2005; daughter, Princess (Infanta) Sofía, b. 29 April 2007.

Parents of the King:

Don Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, Count of Barcelona, b. 20 June 1913, died 1 April 1993; married 12 October 1935, Doña María de las Mercedes de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns, b. 23 December 1910, died 2 January 2000.

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