He is the only son of Juan Carlos and his wife Sofía of Greece and Denmark.
When Juan Carlos was chosen in 1969 to be Francisco Franco's successor, Felipe became second in line to the Spanish throne.
As part of his military training, Felipe trained as a military helicopter pilot.
On occasions when King Juan Carlos was unable to attend, Felipe presided over the annual presentation of dispatches to officers and non-commissioned officers in the Armed Forces as well as participating in military exercises held by the three Armed Services.
In 2004, Felipe married TV news journalist Letizia Ortiz with whom he has two daughters. In accordance with the Spanish Constitution, as monarch, he is head of state and commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armed Forces, His full baptismal name, Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos, consists of the names of the first Bourbon King of Spain (Felipe V), his grandfathers (Infante Juan of Spain and King Paul of Greece), his great-grandfather King Alfonso XIII of Spain, and de Todos los Santos as is customary among the Bourbons.
Shortly after his birth he was styled infante, although his father was not yet king.
In addition to his official activities, Felipe serves as Honorary President of several associations and foundations, such as the Codespa Foundation, which finances economic and social development in Ibero-America and other countries, and the Spanish branch of the Association of European Journalists, comprising outstanding communications professionals.
Most noteworthy is the Príncipe de Asturias Foundation, where he presides annually at the international awards ceremony of the highly prestigious Prince of Asturias Awards bearing his name.
The Spanish crew finished in sixth place in the Soling class and obtained an Olympic diploma.The law had to be passed by a majority of all members of the Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the Cortes Generales (Parliament).According to Jesús Posada, the President of the Congress of Deputies, Felipe could have been proclaimed king as early as 18 June.Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he was the roommate of his cousin, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.As the heir to the throne, a carefully regulated and structured plan was laid out for Felipe's military training.