King Juan Carlos I Fast Facts

Spain´s former King Juan Carlos I arrives for the funeral ceremony of Jean d'Aviano, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, on May 4, 2019, in Luxembourg City. - (JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of the former King of Spain.


Birth date: January 5, 1938
Birth place: Rome, Italy
    Birth name: Juan Carlos Alfonso Victor Maria de Borbon y Borbon
      Father: Don Juan de Borbon y Battenburg, Count of Barcelona, third son of King Alfonso XIII of Spain
      Mother: Dona Maria de las Mercedes de Borbon y Orleans, Princess of the Two Sicilies and Countess of Barcelona
      Marriage: Princess Sofia of Greece (May 14, 1962-present)
      Children: Infanta Elena of Spain, Elena Maria, Isabel, Dominica de Silos de Borbon y Grecia, Duchess of Lugo, December 1963; Infanta Cristina of Asturias, Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y Grecia, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, June 1965; Prince of the Asturias, Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso y de la Santísima Trinidad y de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia, January 1968
      Education: Marianist, Fribourg, Switzerland; Instituto San Isidro, Madrid, Spain; Navy Orphans' College, Spain; Saragossa Military Academy, Saragossa, Spain; Naval College, Marin, Spain; Spanish Air Academy, San Javier, Spain; University of Madrid, Spain
      Military: Spanish Army, Spanish Navy, Spanish Air Force

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      The Spanish Royal Family pays income taxes by constitutional provision and lives in a converted hunting lodge, Zarzuela Palace, by choice.
      The Palacio Real, the Royal Palace, in Madrid is used for formal events such as visits from heads of state.
      First visited the United States in 1958, during training as a naval midshipman aboard the Juan Sebastian Elcano.
      Great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria, distant cousin to both Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
      Both King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia are descendants of Queen Victoria.