Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia was born on January 30, 1968 in Madrid. He’s the third and youngest child of former King Juan Carlos I and Sofia. As the only son, he inherited the throne after his father abducated in 2014. He is married to former journalist and TV presenter Letizia Ortiz. The couple have two children, Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia.
Spain's new king, Felipe VI has begun his reign with a call for national unity and a pledge to serve his country. The king succeeded his father, Juan Carlos, who announced his intention to abdicate several weeks ago.
King Juan Carlos has signed legislation that set out the legal framework for his son to replace him as King of Spain. The abdication and swearing-in ceremonies were kept frugal in response to Spain's economic woes.