Prince Felipe

updated 05/03/1993 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/03/1993 01:00AM

He has never been photographed munching the metatarsals of a secret inamorata. No one has a transcript of his car-phone gab, and there's no backstabbing in Zarzuela Palace. In fact, the only waves he has made are with Spain's Olympic sailing crew. The 6'5" Prince Felipe, 25, the Crown Prince of Spain, doesn't much take after his wild and woolly Windsor cousins. His full name: Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos Borbón Schleswig-Holstein Borbón Sonderberg Glucksburg, the Prince of Asturias. Small wonder that intimates call him Flip. "He hates special distinctions," noted his private secretary, Antonio Alcina. "If everyone else is eating a hot dog, he does too." No surprise. Flip, whom a Madrid society columnist has described as being "like a young Greek god," gets an unprincely $1,000 a month allowance. (Prince Charles probably spends that much on cravats.) That figure is sure to increase when he eventually succeeds his father, King Juan Carlos, and assumes the role of leading his country into the brave new world of Euronationalism. Then, of course, there's the matter of a suitable consort. While the Prince has dated Isabel Sartorius, a pretty aristocrat, Felipe's parents reportedly prefer that he marry another royal. So for the moment, he confines his socializing to large groups, no doubt hoping that someday his princess will come.

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