Princess Leonor To Undergo Military Training

Princess Leonor will begin three years of military training later this year, the Spanish government has announced.

The Princess of Asturias and heir to the Spanish throne, will train in all branches of the armed forces in preparation to become head of state and commander in chief.

Princess Leonor during an event last year. Spanish Royal Household

Princess Leonor will begin her training once she graduates from UWC Atlantic College in Wales, where she has been completing high school.

The Council of Ministers approved a decree creating a legal framework for the princess’ military work, said Defense Minister Margarita Robles.

King Felipe, Princess Leonor’s father, also completed years of military training. He then went to college in Spain and Georgetown University in Washington.

King Felipe at the Royal Palace in Madrid with military officers. Behind them is a portrait of Queen Regent Maria Cristina, the King’s great grandmother.

Queen Discusses Earthquake Response

Queen Letizia attended a meeting of UNICEF’s leadership in Spain last week to discuss the global response to the earthquake in Turkey.

Spanish Royal Household

Queen Letizia is president of honor of UNICEF Spain. The earthquake in Turkey and Syria killed tens of thousands of people.