Princess Leonor will begin her military training in the Land, Sea, and Air Armies. A period of three essential years in the life of the future head of state.
Princess of Asturias will follow in the footsteps of her father, King Felipe VI, and will have military training in the three armies of the Spanish Armed Forces after finishing her studies at the UWC Atlantic College in Wales.
When will Princess Leonor’s military training begin?
Next September, Leonor will enter the General Academy of Zaragoza, known as ‘La General’, where she will spend her first year in the Spanish Army. Afterward, she will pass through the Naval School of Marin in Pontevedra and then go to the General Air Academy of San Javier in Murcia, thus completing three years of military training.
What will Princess Leonor’s military training be like?
Princess Leonor will make her first stop at the Military Academy of Zaragoza, a higher education center of the Spanish Army founded in 1882. There, the heir to the throne will receive instruction based on military values and will swear the flag as her father and grandfather did. In addition, she will have to adapt to a new way of life marked by discipline, hierarchy and unity.
The eldest daughter of the Spanish monarchs will live in a boarding school regime and will share a room with other cadets. She will only be able to leave the premises when strictly necessary and justified. In addition, she will have to have only the essentials in her personal space.
Before starting the academic year, the Princess of Asturias will have to go through a module on welcome, orientation, and adaptation to military life. She will then join the basic military training module, where she will learn the basics of combat.
During her first year, Princess Leonor will face tough physical and military training at the General Academy of Zaragoza. There she will have to perform activities such as rifle and pistol shooting, topographical tours, and individual combatant training. These activities will take place during the day and at night, under all weather conditions. In addition, will practice sports such as horseback riding and military pentathlon.
Military life at the academy is tough and requires a lot of courage and willpower. Princess Leonor will have to rely on the support of her classmates, who are essential to maintaining the spirit of the academy, which is based on the value of companionship.
When will Princess Eleanor finish her studies in Wales?
Leonor, Princess of Asturias will finish her studies at the UWC Atlantic College in Wales on May 20. But before that, she will return to Spain for a short vacation of 10 days, specifically between April 6 and 16.