King of Spain’s family was against him marrying his wife – he threatened to end the monarchy to be with her

The Royal House of Spain has seen plenty of change take place in the last few decades. In 2014, Prince Felipe became King Felipe when his father, Juan Carlos abdicated, and Spain went into a new royal era. Not only that, but the country got themselves a new Queen in Letizia, formerly known as Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano.

Just as in other Royal families around Europe, including the British Royal family, life as a king, queen, prince, or princess differs very much from the everyday lives of their subjects.