Spain’s Crown Princess Leonor to start military training
AFP | Madrid
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Spain’s Crown Princess Leonor will begin three years of military training in September as she prepares to one day take the throne, the government said yesterday.
King Felipe VI’s oldest daughter, who turns 18 in October, will attend the Spanish army’s General Military Academy in the northeastern city of Zaragoza during the 2023-24 academic year, Defence Minister Margarita Robles said.
The heir to the Spanish throne will then spend a year at a navy school in the northwestern region of Galicia and a year at an air force school in the southeastern region of Murcia, the minister told a news conference.
The Royal Palace believes she “must receive military training, as her father his majesty the king did, and as is done in other parliamentary monarchies,” Robles said.
Princess Leonor is expected to complete two years at the UWC Atlantic College boarding school in Wales at the end of May, graduating with her International Baccalaureate.