Princess Leonor Takes the Crown: Spain’s Future Queen Celebrates 18th Birthday

In a historic moment today, Princess Leonor marked her 18th birthday by pledging allegiance to the Spanish Constitution. This significant step officially empowers her to act as regent in her father King Felipe’s absence.

With poise and composure, Princess Leonor graced the stage at the House of Parliament in Madrid, embracing her destiny as Spain’s future queen. During the ceremony, she reiterated her dedication to the Spanish people and called on them to have faith in her as she embarks on her journey to becoming a Queen-in-training.

In a recent statement, the princess expressed her deep sense of honor, saying, “I fully understand my duty and the responsibilities it carries.”

To prepare for her role as Spain’s head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Leonor will follow in her father’s footsteps. Her path includes training at the General Military Academy in Zaragoza, followed by naval school and a three-year stint at the General Air Academy.

Eagerly looking ahead to her cadet training, she remarked, “Having just completed high school, I’m about to begin a new phase with military training. I’m excited and determined to give my best effort, recognizing the significance of our armed forces to the Spanish people.” Princess Leonor’s journey to the throne has officially begun, and Spain eagerly anticipates her future reign.