: The constitution is pretty clear. The
: Queen-consort or Prince-consort will be
: appointed regent when the succeeding monarch
: is a minor or if the monarch is
: incapacitated and the Prince(ss) of Asturias
: is a minor.
: If there is no Consort than the first adult
: in the line of succession would be regent.
: In case neither exist than a regent (1) or a
: regency council (3 or 5) can be appointed by
: the Cortes.
: So in your scenario Queen Letizia would
: automatically be regent. If she has died or
: if she and the King would be divorced than
: the Infanta Elena would be regent.
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: King Alfonso XIII became king upon his
: However, his mother, Queen Maria-Christina,
: was considered regent at the time, i.e.,
: late 1800's.
: Moreover, if some situation happened to King
: Felipe, i.e., incapacitated or fatality, and
: his daughter, Leonor, Princess of Asturias,
: became queen. Therefore, would a similar
: situation that happened in the late 1800's
: whereas a minor is the monarch but all
: official duties, e.g., signing laws, etc.,
: would fall to the child monarch's living
: parent,in this case, Queen Letizia?
: I can further surmise that a meeting of the
: Cortes would take place and, perhaps, the
: regency would be offered to someone like
: Princess Elena?
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