Monday, January 16, 2012

Obscure Members of Royal Families: Spain

Every family has a cousin or two that the majority of the family may wonder about. Royals are no exception. Here's a list of the Royals you'll probably recognize from the Spanish Royal Family:

  1. King Juan Carlos I is the patriarch of the clan, being the King of Spain. 
  2. Queen Silvia, family matriarch, and former Princess of Greece.
The King & Queen have Three Children, two of which are presently married:

  1. Prince Felipe of Austrias, heir apparent to the King
  2. Princess Letizia of Austrias, wife to the heir apparent of the King
  3. The Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo (The King's eldest daughter)
  4. The Infanta Cristina, Duchess of  Palma de Mallorca
  5. Iñaki Urdangarín Liebaert, Duke of Palma de Mallorca
The King & Queen also have eight grandchildren:
  1. Don Felipe de Marichalar de Borbón (Age 14), Son of Infanta Elena
  2. Don Juan Valentín de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón , Grandee of Spain, son of Infanta Cristina (age 12)
  3. Doña Victoria de Marichalar de Borbón (Age 11), daughter of Infanta Elena
  4. Pablo Nicolás Sebastián de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain, Son of Infanta Cristina (age 11)
  5. Don Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (blonde, center, with his grandparents), Grandee of Spain,  Son of Infanta Cristina  (Age 9)
  6. Infanta Leonor, future Queen of Spain if her parents do not have any more children, is the older daughter of Prince Felipe (age 7)
  7. Doña Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain,  daughter of Infanta Cristina  (Age 6)
  8. Infanta Sofia, is the younger daughter of Prince Felipe (age 4)
The King has two sisters:
  1. Infanta Pilar
  2. Infanta Margarita
Between his sisters, he has several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews:
  1. Doña María de Fatima Simonetta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón, daughter of Infanta Pilar
    1. Luis Juan Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (23 September 1991)
    2. Pablo Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo ( 4 May 1995)
    3. María de las Mercedes Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo ( 17 January 2000)
  2. Don Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón, ?th Viscount de la Torre, son of 
  3. Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón,  Infanta Pilar's son (nephew of King Juan Carlos)  
    1. Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano (5 November 2004)
    2. Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano (23 November 2005)
    3. Alvaro Gómez-Acebo y Cano ( 30 May 2011)
  4. Don Luis Beltrán Ataulfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón  Infanta Pilar's son (nephew of King Juan Carlos)  
    1. Luis Felipe Gómez-Acebo y Ponte 
    2. Laura Gómez-Acebo y Ponte 
  5. Don Fernando Umberto Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón,  Infanta Pilar's son (nephew of King Juan Carlos)  
  6. Alfonso Juan Carlos Zurita y de Borbón,  Infanta Margarita's son (nephew of King Juan Carlos)  
  7. María Sofía Emilia Carmen Zurita y de Borbón,  Infanta Margarita of Spain's daughter (niece of King Juan Carlos)  

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