Queen of Spain (1962)

On May 14, 1962, Princess Sophia of Greece married King Juan Carlos I of Spain, and the couple reigned in Spain until 2014.  Juan Carlos and Sophia have governed during turbulent times.  The King managed the transition from Franco’s dictatorship to a constitutional government in the mid-1970s.  The couple has three children and eight grandchildren.  Juan Carlos is a descendant of Carlos III, who ruled during the years of the American Revolutionary War in the late 18th century. Carlos III provided substantial military and economic assistance to the struggling US colonies. (We really do not understand why the US Media focuses almost exclusively on the British Royal Family.  The Spanish Royal Family is much more interesting, and better looking.)