It has been announced that 17-year-old Princess Leonor, the first heir to the throne in Spain, which is ruled by a Parliamentary Monarchy, will receive military training for 3 years starting from the next academic course in the Spanish Armed Forces. Defense Minister Margarita Robles, who made a statement to the press after the weekly regular meeting of the Council of Ministers, announced that the decree was issued for Crown Princess Leonor to start 3-year military training in the land, navy and air forces.
Stating that Princess Leonor will start training at the Zaragoza Military Academy starting from the academic course period that will start at the end of August or early September, Robles said that the Princess, who will receive land training and will spend her first year here until the swearing-in ceremony to the Spanish flag, will later go to Pontevedra at sea and in San Javier. He also stated that he would receive air training.
Robles also congratulated her in advance on the fact that the future queen, Princess Leonor, will also become the first female commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armed Forces.
Princess Leonor, who has been studying at a college in Wales for the last 2 years, will receive the military training that her father, King Felipe VI, received in 1985-1989.
Princess Leonor's parents, King Felipe and Queen Letizia
She was born in 2005, during the reign of her grandfather Juan Carlos I, as the daughter of Prince and Princess Felipe of Asturias and Letizia. In addition to the official title of Princess of Asturias, she also bears the titles Princess of Girona, Princess of Viana, Duchess of Montblanc, Countess of Cervera and Lady of Balaguer. Should Leonor accede to the throne, he was ruled by King II, who reigned from 1833 to 1868. She will be the first queen of Spain to ascend the throne after Isabel.