As of 2015, the current king and queen of Spain are King Felipe IV and Queen Letizia. King Felipe IV was crowned on June 19, 2014 after his father, King Juan Carlos, abdicated following a 39-year reign. More » Government & Politics Foreign Laws

There are currently 29 people in the world who are both the internationally recognized heads of sovereign nations and hold the title of king, queen or the equivalent. These rulers are called "monarchs." More »

The U.S. Embassy, Consular Section in Madrid, Spain provides services to U.S. citizens, including emergency assistance, providing notary services, and voting information, as of 2015. Americans can access services at the ... More » Government & Politics Foreign Laws

The king of Spain in 1492 was King Ferdinand V, also known as King Ferdinand II of Aragon. He was famous for funding Christopher Columbus' expeditions to the New World and for driving the remaining Moor forces out of Spa... More » History Modern History Renaissance & Reformation

According to The British Monarchy website, the surname of Queen Elizabeth II of England is Windsor. King George V, Queen Elizabeth's grandfather, officially took this name in 1917 as both his surname and the name of his ... More »

As of December 2014, the last king of England was King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II. He ascended the throne in 1937 at the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII, and reigned until his death in 1952. More »

Queen Elizabeth II's likeness faces to the right on coins and to the left on stamps due to traditions within the Royal Mint and Royal Mail. Ever since the reign of Charles II, portraits of British monarchs on coinage alt... More »