His Majesty JUAN CARLOS I, King of Spain, Head of State, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Head of the Supreme Council of Defence. Charlemagne Prize, 1982, Bolivar Prize (UNESCO), 1983; Nansen Medal, 1987; Doctor honoris causa Strasbourg University, 1979, University Madrid, University of Harvard, 1984, Sorbonne, 1985, Oxford, Trinity (Dublin), 1986, Bologna, 1988.
Commissioned into the three armed forces, 1957-1959. Studied organization and activities of various government ministries. Named by General Franco as future King of Spain, 1969.
Inaugurated as King of Spain, November 1975. Named as Capt.-Gen. of the Armed Forces, Nov, 1975.