Last Tuesday, King Felipe VI – Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia – celebrated his 50th birthday. Born on 30.01.1968, the king has been sitting for 3.5 years on the throne which his father, Juan Carlos l, renounced in 2014.
Felipe VI certainly did not have it easy in that period, but because of the peace and sobriety he emanates, the monarchy has gotten more fans than in the controversial last years of his father. No special activities were organized on Felipe VI’s birthday. Some videos appeared in the press with intimate looks into the king’s family.
King Felipe VI is married to the former journalist Letizia Ortiz and they have two daughters, the twelve-year-old Crown Princess Leonor and the ten-year-old Sofía.