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Princess Leonor to begin military training in August

The Princess of Asturias is set to begin her military education in mid-August.

Princess Leonor will enter the General Military Academy of Zaragoza on 17 August to start her training in the Spanish Armed Forces. Leonor will join the academy after graduating from the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales.

While most who attend the General Military Academy are enrolled for two years, the Princess will only train for one year in the subjects of Military Training, Tactics and Logistics, Weapons Systems, CBRN Defense, Topography, Leadership, Law or Army History. She will graduate with the rank of Dame-Cadet.

She is following in the same footsteps as her father, King Felipe, by undergoing training in each of the branches of the military. The plan is for her to spend three years in Spain’s military academies in preparation for her future role as Commander in Chief.

After her training with the Army, she will undergo training with the Navy before getting training with the Air Force.

In 2024, she is expected to train at the Marín Naval Military Academy for a few months before embarking on a teaching ship for further instruction onboard the Juan Sebastián de Elcano; she will graduate as a Midshipman.

By 2025, the Princess will attend the San Javier General Air Academy and is expected to graduate with the rank of Lieutenant Cadet.

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