Following his recent graduation from UWC Atlantic College of Walesthe princess eleanor She is about to take an important step in her life and on her path as heir to the throne of Spain. The thing is the daughter of the kings Felipe VI and Letizia Ortiz decided to postpone her university studies for three years.

Next August, The princess will begin a military training that will last three years and in which it will pass through the three Armies of the Armed Forces.

In this way, the eldest daughter of the monarch will become the first princess of Asturias to receive this instruction that will prepare her to exercise, once she is queen, the Supreme Command of the Spanish Armed Forces.

The first woman to receive military training within the European monarchy was victory of greecealthough he only did that preparation for three weeks.

Princess Leonor with her parents, the King and Queen of Spain and her sister Sofía, at the graduation ceremony of the UWC Atlantic College of Wales, on May 20, 2023.

What will the military program that Princess Leonor will undergo be like?

Princess Leonor, who will come of age (18) on October 31, will begin her military training this summer at the General Military Academy of Zaragozawhere she will attend the 2023-24 academic year with the employment of a lady-cadet. A milestone in the Spanish monarchy.

Then, between 2023-25, it will go through the Navy of Marina Spanish town and municipality belonging to the province of Pontevedra, in the Autonomous Community of Galicia. There it will be formed midshipman at the Naval School of Marín, Pontevedra. Part of his training will include a training cruise on the school ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano.

Finally, the heiress to the Spanish throne will join as ensign-student to the 2025-26 academic year at the General Air Academy of San Javier, in the municipality of the Region of Murcia.

File image: Princess Leonor during a Youth and Cyber ​​Security talk in Madrid. April 20, 2022.

The program that, according to what was known, King Felipe VI expected to be less than three years old, was established by the royal decree that regulates the training and military career of the Princess of Asturiasapproved by the Council of Ministers and presented by the Minister of Defence, Margarita Robles.

After the news, several unknowns arose: yes, as did his father, Eleanor of Spain He was going to spend three years in the academies, if he was going to consider designing a shorter tailor-made program or if he would directly postpone military training until he finished his university studies.

The answer is that the future queen of Spain He will follow the same program and in the same order as his father, King Felipe VI.

File image: Eleanor of Spain shares an official act with her father King Felipe VI.

The reasons why there was a special interest in Princess Leonor doing full military service

In 2027Once she has finished her military training, the Princess of Asturias will receive her office as lieutenant of the Army and Air Forces and lieutenant of the Navy, she will become the head of the promotions with which she has studied and will be promoted as they do. the same.

Although she will not occupy a staff position, it is not only a matter, according to Defense sources, that the heiress has a direct and deep knowledge of armies but of establish personal ties with those who will occupy the most responsible positions in the Armed Forces when he inherits the crown.

File image: Princess Leonor, July 4, 2022.

The will of Princess Leonor: train as a soldier

For its part, the Spanish royal house assured through a statement that Felipe VI, “together with the Queen, considers that the military training of the Princess of Asturias is very convenient and valuable: reinforces the service and delivery capacities and facilitates the tasks of representation that you will have to assume” as heir to the Crown.

And they add:The Kings welcome this new formative stage of Princess Leonor with the satisfaction of knowing their will, interest and illusion in receiving this training“. Likewise, the House of Zarzuela assures: “Princess Leonor knows about the demands and sacrifice that military life entails and he is well aware of the honor of training and serving alongside the men and women of our Armed Forces.”

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