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 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.