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.Expotecnia, Expoconsumo, and Expohabitat), and is especially interested in promoting the creation of Centres and University Chairs to advance the study of Spain both historically and in the present-day at major foreign universities.Following the 11 March 2004 Madrid bombings, Felipe, along with his sisters Elena and Cristina, took part in a public demonstration.Felipe took part in the opening ceremony as the Spanish team's flag bearer.The Spanish crew finished in sixth place in the Soling class and obtained an Olympic diploma.The ruling dictator Generalísimo Francisco Franco died just over two months before Felipe's eighth birthday, and Felipe's father ascended the throne.
He completed his academic studies by obtaining a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from the Edmund A.
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.
Promotions in 2009 were lieutenant colonel in the Army, frigate captain in the Navy, and lieutenant colonel in the Air Force.
Since June 19, 2014, after his ascension to the throne, he acquired the rank of Capitán General (Commander-in-chief) of all the Spanish armies (Land, Navy and Air Force).