Princess Leonor of Spain
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PRINCESS LEONOR, THE FUTURE QUEEN OF SPAIN

Leonor de Todos los Santos, Princess of Asturias is celebrating her 15th birthday, so let’s take a look at the life of the future Queen of Spain.

The Princess was born on Monday 31 October 2005 (Halloween) at 01:46 in the Ruber International Hospital in Madrid, Spain.

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She is the eldest child and first daughter of Felipe and Letizia, then Prince and Princess of Asturias. She born during the reign of her paternal grandfather King Juan Carlos I.  

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Prince Felipe declared that her daughter would be named Leonor “because the name has many historical tied and we liked it”.

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As the daughter of Prince Felipe of Asturias, she was given the official title of Infanta of Spain.

Leonor left the Ruber International Hospital with her parents on 7 November 2005.

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Official picture of Spanish newborn Infanta Leonor with her parents Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia.



Leonor was baptized on January 14, 2006 during a ceremony at Zarzuela Palace officiated by Antonio Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid.

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Like her father, Leonor was christened in a Romanesque baptismal font used in the baptisms of Spanish Princes and Infants since the seventeenth century and originally used by Saint Dominic of Guzman, as well as water from the Jordan River.

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Her godparents are her paternal grandparents, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia.

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Family photo with (bottom L-R) Paloma Rocasolano (mother of Princess Letizia), King Juan Carlos, Princess Letizia with Leonor, Prince Felipe, Queen Sofia and Jesus Ortiz (father of Princess Letizia).



As tradition on the Spanish Royal Family, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia presented Infanta Leonor of Spain to the Virgen of Nuestra Señora of Atocha on June 7, 2006 in Madrid, Spain.

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Leonor has one young sister Infanta Sofía of Spain. She was born on 29 April 2007.

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Prince Felipe and daughter Leonor visited Princess Letizia and Baby Sofia at the Ruber International Hospital on May 1, 2007.

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Prince Felipe fixed Leonor’s headband.

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Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and daugthers Leonor and Infanta Sofia leave the Ruber International Hospital on May 04, 2007 .

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In 2007, Leonor began her preschool education at the daycare for the children of the Spanish Royal Guard.

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Leonor arrived at her first day at nursery school on September 7, 2007.

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Leonor began her first year of elementary school on 15 September 2008 at the Santa María de los Rosales School in Aravaca, outside Madrid.

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Her father studied at Santa María de los Rosales and her younger sister, Sofia, is also enrolled there.



Leonor and Sofia with her parents Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia in Palma de Mallorca in 2009.

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Leonor, Infanta Sofia, Princess Letizia and Queen Sofia received FIFA 2010 World Cup winning team Spain at Zarzuela Palace on July 12, 2010.

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Leonor and Spanish Royals: Princess Elena, Princess Cristina, Prince Felipe, Queen Sofia, Princess Letizia, and Infanta Sofia attended Easter Mass on April 24, 2011 in Palma de Mallorca.

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For Princess Letizia 40th birthday, Leonor and Sofia posed at Zarzuela Palace on September 15, 2012 in Madrid.

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Leonor and Spanish Royals: Princess Elena, Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and Infanta Sofia attended Easter Mass at The Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca on March 31, 2013.

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On 18 June 2014, Leonor’s grandfather, King Juan Carlos I signed the instrument of abdication, and the following day at the stroke of midnight (18-19 June 2014) Leonor’s father ascended the throne becoming King Felipe VI, and Leonor became his heiress presumptive and the new Princess of Asturias.

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In addition of her official title of Princess of Asturias, she is also Princess of Girona, Princess of Viana, Duchess of Montblanc, Countess of Cervera and Lady of Balaguer.

If Leonor ascended the throne, she would be Spain’s first Queen regnant since Isabella II, who reigned from 1833 to 1868.

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Under Spanish monarchy current law, if King Felipe VI has a legitimate son while still being King, Princess Leonor would be displaced in the line of succession and again become an Infanta.

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Princess Leonor of Asturias attended the proclamation ceremony of her father Felipe as King of Spain in the Hearing Room of Zarzuela Palace on June 19, 2014.

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On 20 May 2015, Leonor received her First Communion in the parish of Parroquia Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Aravaca along with her classmates.

Breaking the Spanish royal tradition, previously First Communions were held in the royal palace, with nobody else receiving the sacrament at the event.

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Princess Leonor accompanied her parents to the solemn opening of the twelfth legislature at the Spanish Parliament on November 17, 2016.

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The Spanish Royal House released a new photo of Leonor, Princess of Asturias to celebrate her 12th birthday on October 31, 2017.

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Princess Leonor and his father King Felipe during the Christmas recording message on December 24, 2017.

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Coinciding with the 50th birthday of King Felipe, in January 2018, the King officially gave Leonor the Order of the Golden Fleece (Spanish: Toison de Oro). A day before her 10th birthday, she was granted the Order by her father.

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Princess Leonor of Spain receives one of Spain’s highest honours, the Order of Golden Fleece (Toison de Oro), from her father King Felipe VI.

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In September 2018, Leonor conducted her first public engagement outside the palace by accompanying her parents to Covadonga to celebrate the 1,300th anniversary of the Kingdom of Asturias.

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On 31 October 2018, Princess Leonor read the first article of the Constitution of Spain, her first public speech, at the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid.

The speech coincided with the 40th anniversary of the constitution and her 13th birthday.

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On 18 October 2019, Princess Leonor accompanied her parents for first time to the Princess of Asturias Awards in Asturias, where she made an official speech.

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