The Royal House of Spain has seen plenty of change take place in the last few decades. In 2014, Prince Felipe became King Felipe when his father, Juan Carlos abdicated, and Spain went into a new royal era. Not only that, but the country got themselves a new Queen in Letizia, formerly known as Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano.

Just as in other Royal families around Europe, including the British Royal family, life as a king, queen, prince, or princess differs very much from the everyday lives of their subjects.

It’s certainly different when it comes to Queen Letizia, her husband, the King, and their children. Letizia comes from an ordinary family and met her future husband while working. Today, she tries to live as usual life as possible …

This is all you need to know about Queen Letizia and the King of Spain, Felipe.

It might seem like a fun life to lead, but celebrities frequently get recognized, wherever they go. Now, for some, mainly those who are young and dream of a career in something like acting or music, that isn’t a problem – some people actually want that sort of attention.

Yet any number of celebrities in Hollywood can bear witness to the negatives of being known worldwide. Put simply, normal life is practically impossible.

Some Hollywood celebrities have even said that one of their biggest wishes is just to be able to go and buy milk without being recognized. Others want to be able to walk down the street without anyone trying to take a picture or ask for an autograph.

Celebrity life is glamorous in many aspects, but oh-so challenging in others.

There exists an even more finite type of celebrity; an echelon above even Hollywood, whose members live arguably even more spectacular lives. Of course, we’re talking about royals.

Worldwide, there are currently more than 20 existing monarchies. One of the most well-known ones is the British Royal Family, where Queen Elizabeth yet reigns having sat on the throne for an astounding 70 years. There are others in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, for example.

Across Europe, there are plenty of other royal families. But one, in particular, has found itself cast in a negative light of late: the Royal Family of Spain.

King Felipe of Spain took over from his father, King Juan Carlos, in 2014, after the latter abdicated. Today, however, the family live a calmer life; King Felipe has gone on to become quite the popular monarch.

Perhaps the most talked-about aspect of the Spanish Royal Family is that Felipe’s wife, Queen Letizia, isn’t of royal blood at all. She worked with something entirely else when she met then-Prince Felipe back in 2002. Soon after, the two fell in love. At that time, she was just known as Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano.

Today, Letizia and Felipe have two lovely children together, and to an extent, they endeavor to live as close to a normal life as they can.

King Felipe of Spain was born on January 30, 1968, the son of former King, Juan Carlos, and former Queen, Sofia of Greece.

He is the only son of Juan Carlos, though has two elder sisters. In Spain, the monarchy used to be passed through the male line, meaning that Felipe was crowned despite not being the eldest. In recent years, however, that has changed, and Felipe’s eldest daughter is now in line to become queen after him.

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