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A Look at the Spanish Line of Succession

This summer, Royal Central is taking a look at who’s who in the lines of succession around the world. And our latest instalment takes us to Spain. By law, the line of succession there is limited to the descendants of King Juan Carlos I, a rule that remained unchanged following his abdication in 2014 in favour of his only son, Felipe. The law there also means brothers always outrank sisters.
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King of Spain bestows Order of Civil Merit on Spanish citizens

The King of Spain, Felipe VI bestowed the Order of Civil Merit on various Spanish citizens on Wednesday at the Royal Palace of Madrid. Queen Letizia accompanied her husband, as did their two daughters, Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía. The ceremony took place on the fifth anniversary of King Felipe’s enthronement, and 41 citizens (from 17 autonomous communities and the two…
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The Queen is joined by all her children for the Order of the Garter ceremony

The traditional Order of the Garter service is taking place in Windsor this afternoon with all four of the Queen’s children taking part. The Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Princess Royal, who are all members of the Order, have joined…
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The Queen invests King Felipe and King Willem-Alexander as Supernumerary Knights of the Order of the Garter

The King of Spain and the King of the Netherlands have been invested as supernumerary Knights of the Garter by the Queen at Windsor Castle. Their official welcome to the ancient Order of the Garter came just ahead of the traditional procession and service at St. George’s Chapel. King Felipe VI of Spain was made a Knight during his State Visit to the United Kingdom in the summer of 2017. King…
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The Supernumerary Knights of the Garter

The Order of the Garter ceremony will see two new royal knights join the procession for the first time. King Felipe VI of Spain and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will be invested at Windsor following their recent appointments to the order. The Queen made King Felipe a Supernumerary Knight in 2017 and conferred the same honour on King Willem-Alexander in 2018. The two men will join a…
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