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. 30 January 1968; succeeded to the throne 19 June 2014 on the abdication of his father; married 22 May 2004, HRH Princess Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (HM Queen Letizia) (b. 15 September 1972).

Children of the King:

HRH Princess Leonor, The Princess of Asturias, Princess of Viana, Princess of Girona, Duchess of Montblanc, Countess of Cervera and Lady of Balaguer, b. 31 October 2005.

HRH Princess (Infanta) Sofía, b. 29 April 2007.

Parents of the King:

HM King Juan Carlos I b. 5 January 1938; succeeded to the throne 22 November 1975, abdicated 19 June 2014 in favour of his son; 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).

Sisters 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.

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