Co-Princes of Andorra

The co-princes of Andorra are jointly the heads of state (Catalan: cap d'estat)[1] of the Principality of Andorra, a landlocked microstate lying in the Pyrenees between France and Spain. Founded in 1278 by means of a treaty between the bishop of Urgell and the Count of Foix, this unique diarchical arrangement has persisted through medieval times to the 21st century. Currently, the bishop of Urgell (Joan Enric Vives Sicília) and the president of France (Emmanuel Macron) serve as Andorra's co-princes, following the transfer of the count of Foix's claims to the Crown of France and, thence, to the president of France. Each co-prince appoints a personal representative, the French co-prince currently being represented by Patrick Strzoda and the Episcopal co-prince by Josep Maria Mauri.[2]

Co-Monarchs of Andorra
Catalan: Co-Príncep d'Andorra
French: Co-Prince d'Andorre
Spanish: Copríncipe de Andorra
Incumbent
Joan Enric Vives i Sicília
since 12 May 2003
Co-incumbent
Emmanuel Macron
since 14 May 2017
Details
StyleHis Excellency
First monarchPere d'Urtx
Roger-Bernard III
Formation1278; 743 years ago (1278)
ResidenceLa Seu d'Urgell Cathedral (Spain)
Élysée Palace (France)
AppointerThe Holy See (for the Episcopal Co-Prince)
French citizens (five years, renewable once) (for the French Co-Prince)