King Felipe VI's Height
6ft 5in (196 cm)
The King of Spain. As a participant in the Olympics in 1992 he was described as 197cm tall.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia
Photo by PR Photos
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Average Guess (7 Votes)
6ft 5.04in (195.7cm)
ana said on 12/May/17
i saw him and he is massive, too tall. 197 is the supposed height he had when younger
Richardspain said on 23/Apr/17
He comes from taller family. His father king Juan Carlos was around 187 cm but now is 184cm maybe less,his grandfather around 185cm too. Also his mother Queen Sofia, is tall, she is 174cm. I think Felipe is the king taller than all history.
2toes said on 3/Apr/17
I'm Spaniard, I think he is 6'5.25"
spainmen192cm said on 1/Apr/17
Rob, you had said in the past he look a couple of inches taller than Prince William who is 6ft2.75 and also that he would be 197 in a 2cm shoe... So maybe a 6ft4.75 195cm listing would be the most accurate? A Kobe Bryant type listing
Johnson said on 28/Mar/17
@Rob can you add his father Juan Carlos I king? He looked 187 or 187.5 peak. 186 in the military service
Canson said on 20/Mar/17
@Rampage: agreed and throw Peter Hermann in the mix. He's a strong 6'5" too! I wonder who'd be taller peak between the two of them though stern and Felipe? Not sure today for him but Stern I could see today as a legit 6'5" nothing more only because I saw the pic with Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson as swell as a couple others meeting him in person. But when I say legit 6'5" that's basically saying he doesn't drop below it. So essentially a strong 6'5" just about.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Mar/17
I think earlier in the day he is around that, Canson. I think he falls into the Howard Stern neighbourhood. A 6ft5 guy with good posture is rare
Canson said on 18/Mar/17
Actually Rampage after looking at it he may be a very strong 6'5 high 196 range or mid 196 evening. He almost looks as if he's over 6'6" in dress shoes pushing 6'7. Maybe it's the proporti Me though because he looks long and lanky on the pic above
Canson said on 11/Mar/17
@Rampage: I'm thinking 197 is a morning measurement at his peak maybe 1-2 hours out of bed. Or could be rounded up. Possible peak height out of bed of 6'6 and 6'5.25 at his lowest as I can't see him below 6'5 in that pic.
S.J.H said on 2/Feb/17
Doesn't look over 6'5 with barrack obama. Not a chance. Too many picture prove it and i have seem a clip King Felipe walks with obama dead on 4" taller
Johnson said on 26/Jan/17
@hijopotamus I doubt Queen Sofia was 178 cm tall... Rather 174 cm peak. @Rob can you add Mariano Rajoy, Spain's Prime Minister?. He looks similar to Obama
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Nov/16
Rob, maybe he hits 197cm at lunch or just prior?
Johnson said on 15/Nov/16
@hijopotamus Felipe does not dwarf with Pau Gasol 215... he could be 196.5 and Pedro Sanchez 189.5
hijopotamus said on 15/Nov/16
King Juan Carlos 186 peak, his mom Reina Sofía 178 peak. This guy went a tad bit too far with his height 197 cm.
Johnson said on 12/Nov/16
@Gonzalo are you sure Juan Carlos king was measured 186 in the army? Can you give me a source please? I would say when younger he was 187-188
said on 21/Sep/16
Rob, how likely is 197cm for this guy?
Editor Rob: you could argue he can pass for it, but the more I've seen I think the odds decreased a bit on him measuring that mark.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/16
He's giving a 6ft6-7 illusion in that photo. Probably his slim build and good posture (rare for a guy that tall)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/16
Maybe he got 197cm earlier in the day
spainmen191cm said on 7/Sep/16
Rob, maybe 6ft4.75 would be a better listing? You had said in the past that he can even look 6ft4.5 and that he only would be 197cm in a 2 cm shoe, and also that he looks a couple of inches taller than Prince William that you have at 6ft2.75, so maybe 6ft4.75 is the best option?
MrTBlack said on 5/Sep/16
Presidents and Kings are often in the 6 foot range regardless of average height since taller people get more respect than average or shorter people.
plus said on 4/Jun/16
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Gonzalo said on 24/May/16
Plus, I read it in El País many moons ago
plus said on 25/Apr/16
@Gonzalo do you have the source for Felipe Gonzalez 181 cm? I guess the 176 cm mark you read was the source I put through the net (I thought he was shorter) sorry
plus said on 24/Apr/16
sorry for some wrong comments, now I say Jordi Pujol was around 164 cm, Adolfo Suarez 176-177 cm and Felipe Gonzalez 178-179 cm, all in their peak
Gonzalo said on 13/Apr/16
Zapatero slouched often. I saw him close and he dropped 3-4 cms due to posture. He looked around 1`80, plus 4 cms of posture = 1`84.
Next to King Felipe VI in these last pics, Sánchez struggles to hit the 1`90 mark.
said on 28/Jan/16
@spainmen191 I don't think Pedro Sánchez is less than 190 cm. That would make Zapatero to be 180 cm, and Pablo Iglesias 172 cm
spainmen191cm said on 27/Jan/16
@plus I asked Rob how tall Pedro Sanchez look with Felipe, and he said that he was about 3.5 inches shorter. And Also you can see in the photos, that he look shorter than 190 cm with 6ft5 Felipe, so he is more 6ft1.5 or 187cm
said on 25/Jan/16
@spainmen191 Pablo Iglesias claims 178 cm (and said he didn't remember well his height), but he is not that tall, although his posture is not good. And Pedro Sánchez claims 190 cm
Pedro Sánchez and Felipe VI
Do you see 6-7 cm between them?
said on 23/Jan/16
Rob, how tall do you think is the guy in the photo with King Felipe?
Editor Rob: might be between 8 and 9 inches shorter...or a bit more if Felipe was losing more posture than him.
said on 22/Jan/16
how tall is Pablo Iglesias (picture number 1) and Albert Rivera (picture number 2)??
I think if Felipe is 197 they would be 176 and 180
Pedro Sánchez is 190
said on 18/Dec/15
Rob, how tall do you think is the Spain President Mariano Rajoy?
With King Felipe
Editor Rob: he can look 6ft 1 range there
plus said on 6/Dec/15
@Gonzalo Interesting facts. I have read an interview where Suarez claimed that he was 177 cm. 176 cm is credible for him and Gonzalez was at his peak very similar than Suarez, like 1 cm taller so he would be 177 cm. Zapatero is a bit shorter than Rajoy (188 cm peak but now like 187 cm, he is clearly taller tan Zapatero). Pedro Sánchez is 190 cm like he says, and Pablo Iglesias must be around 175-176 cm if he stands straight, and Albert Rivera is around 180 cm
Gonzalo said on 3/Dec/15
My sister said Letizia was her height or 1´63
said on 19/Nov/15
Letizia is not 166 cm. If I google Leti's height it give her 170 cm (5'7") BUT if I look for Queen Rania's height google give her 167 cm (5' 5.75"). That can not be. Queen Rania is taller tha Letizia:
She looks taller because she is used to walk in sky-high heels that no other women around her wear. Except she is around Queen Rania.
Don't know how tall Rania is, but I think shorter than 5'5", Letizia can't be over that.
Gonzalo said on 17/Nov/15
Queen Sofía is taller or at least was in her haydey. I saw her back in 1993 and she was around my height or 1`74.
Suárez looked a bit taller tan me when I saw him years ago. 1`76-77 at the most
Rajoy is more around 1`85. Zapatero is 1`84. Aznar is 1`71 in his own words (when he doesn`t wear lifts). González I have read 1`81 and 1`76. Now he is also around my height.
Pujol is around 1`63.
Pedro Sánchez is close to 1`90
plus said on 7/Nov/15
I don't think Felipe is under 197 cm, He is way taller more than 11 cms than his father (now at 184,5 cm but no less, comparing with footballers and Del Bosque). Queen Letizia former Princess is 166 cm, Queen Sofia 169 cm. Politians, Pujol is not that sort more around 163 cm, and 1 cm more for Suarez and Gonzalez of what I thought before.
plus said on 29/Oct/15
I correct myself, Aznar is 170, Jordi Pujol 159 and Felipe Gonzalez 176 and Suarez 175
plus said on 29/Oct/15
Ah ok, then Juan Carlos I was 186 cm and now he is 185 cm because of age. Spanish polititians: Rajoy 188 cm, Zapatero 184 cm, Aznar 171 cm, Pujol 165 cm
Gonzalo said on 22/Oct/15
King Juan Carlos I was measured 1`86 in the army. He looked very tall years ago (specially for Spanish standards at the time).
plus said on 8/Oct/15
His father King Juan Carlos I is 185 cm
said on 1/Jun/15
Rob, how tall would you say is the guy who appears in the photo with Felipe?
[Editor Rob: could be near 3.5 inches smaller]
said on 23/Feb/15
Felipe with Juan Carlos Navarro (192 cm):Click Here
With Felipe Reyes (204 cm): Click Here
Andrea said on 4/Feb/15
He doesn't even look 6'5 with Obama and that measured 6'4 guy... There's a good chance he's no more than 6'4.5 barefoot and that he was measured near 197... IN SHOES! Arch, you probably don't have any idea of how big a real 6'6 man is! Take a Bill De Blasio... That's how a big 6'6 guy would look!
Arch Stanton said on 4/Feb/15
Generally I think he looks a barefoot 197, but I agree with Obama he doesn't. He generally looks near 6'6 to me.
Tunman said on 2/Feb/15
I thought he was 197 to be honest.
Well he's still very tall and would certainly get some 6'6-7 guesses from the average joe.
BGee said on 15/Jan/15
Is Letizia a foot shorter than him? She's barely to his chin in decent heels.
said on 4/Jan/15
Rob, probably de 197cm listing is in shoes?
[Editor Rob: barefoot it does seem a little much, it could be 197 in a 2cm shoe.]
said on 18/Dec/14
Kobe and Obama: Click Here
King Felipe and Obama: Click Here
Rob, would you completely rule out 6'4.5?
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't rule out the chance, but 6ft 5 I think is ok for him, 6ft 5.5 maybe is just too much]
Andrea said on 17/Dec/14
Well, yeah, he could have some shoe disadvantage but they don't look much different, he can look taller but he can also look shorter! See him with Obama, then see the same Obama with Kobe!!! Kobe does look taller than him and you keep saying he's no more than 6'4.75 :)
said on 16/Dec/14
Rob, are you really convinced this guy is a legit 6'5.5 guy?
He looks shorter next to Obama than a guy like Kobe, that you say is no more than 6'4.75...
And, here you can see him with a measured 6'4 guy: Click Here
They actually look pretty similar in height (sometimes taller sometimes shorter depending on photo)!!! 6'4.5 maybe is closer?
[Editor Rob: with the bballer he still can look taller with maybe a fraction less footwear aswell. He can look a couple inches taller than prince william, maybe 6ft 5 is possible.]
Arch Stanton said on 18/Aug/14
@Amaze, he has great proportions though and doesn't look stretched or too gangly in photos. I think he's at that height which is the maximum of what can look normal tall and good if you have decent proportions. Howard Stern on the other hand looks horribly lanky and stretched at this height.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Aug/14
@Amaze, actually I'd say out of bed he might even be near the 2 metre mark.
Amaze said on 26/Jul/14
Massive Bloke. 6'6 outta bed. Too tall xD
But hes one of the tallest royals ive seen.
James B said on 22/Jul/14
Looks 6ft9 in the PR photo
said on 19/Jul/14
Letizia doesnt look over 5'5 next to Carla Bruni and Michelle Obama... Even next to Felipe she looks 5'5 tops! What you think, Rob?
[Editor Rob: more 5ft 5-5.5 range than near 5ft 7]
said on 18/Jul/14
Letizia looks shorter than Queen Rania: Click Here
with Queen Maxima: Click Here
with 5'9"-5'9.5" Carla Bruni (look at the shoes): Click Here
with 5'11" Michelle Obama: Click Here
wearing Armad Basi heels with platform with el Juli who is quite short, I think around 1.73 m: Click Here
with Iniesta: Click Here
next to Felipe wearing platform shoes that look half the length of her tibia: Click Here
wearing flat ballet shoes: Click Here
around 1.63 m seems right for her.
Tommo said on 16/Jul/14
@Arch Stanton, I know what you mean about his olympian look, kind of reminds me of Steve Redgrave in a way I can't really put my finger on.
Jon said on 15/Jul/14
I'm not the greatest judger of height, but next to the King the Queen looks maybe 5'4 considering her heels. Gonzalo's estimate sounds spot on.
J-Dog said on 14/Jul/14
Rock solid 197cm I can see him being 3-3.5 omches taller than me and 8-9cm taller. Strong 6'5.5 proportions! I work with a solid 6-6" guy so it becomes easier to gauge. When I first height guessed on coworker I guessed 6'5" which at a solid 6'2" is when I notice another person as being significantly taller/larger at 6'5"-6-6'7" is when I see someone as a whole other size larger/start of towering.
Mr. R said on 14/Jul/14
Weird calling him KING Felipe!
Mr. R said on 13/Jul/14
He got tall really early. He was taller than his dad at 14.
176,2Tunman said on 11/Jul/14
Yeah,looks pretty average among players,only Gasol dwarfs him.
hmmm,most european princes and princesses are tall,guess life standards were higher than average for several générations.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jul/14
She doesn't look that small, she might be 5 ft 6. Felipe would be virtually average height for an NBA player. 6'7" in sneakers is average.
said on 10/Jul/14
Arch, Letizia is nowhere near 1`70. My sister saw her and she said Letizia was around her height or 1`63.
Here you have Kin Felipe VI among basketball players.
KROC said on 9/Jul/14
He looks about 6'5.
said on 8/Jul/14
Looks 6 ft 7 in this shot from a lower angle: Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 8/Jul/14
Ah there you have it, he was an Olympic sailor. I knew there was something like that about him!!
Arch Stanton said on 8/Jul/14
Nice one. Thanks. Always looks minimum this. Letizia herself is quite tall and probably 5 ft 7 or something and the height of an average man in heels but you can see how much taller he is! Proportionally he always reminds me of one of those towering rowers you see in the boat race.
Sam said on 8/Jul/14
Now these are some good looking royals.
176,2Tunman said on 8/Jul/14
197,no doubt.Always towered everyone around him.His wife seems to be in the 5'6 range nearly a foot shorter than him.