Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Royal Profile: Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar y Borbón

Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar y Borbón was born 17 July 1998, the eldest son of Infanta Elena and Don Jaime de Marichalar. He has one younger sister, Doña Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón. He is in 5th line for the Spanish throne after his mother. His godparents were his grandfather, King Juan Carlos of Spain and his grandmother, Doña Concepción Sáez de Tejada.

He was named:
  • Felipe after his uncle, The Prince of Asturias 
  • Juan after his great-grandfather the Count of Barcelona 
  • Froilán after the patron saint of Lugo (his parents are the Duke and Duchess of Lugo) 
  • Todos los Santos as it is customary among the Bourbons
Felipe Juan Froilán currently attends the Santa Maria del Pilar School in Madrid {Source}.

On April 9, 2012 Felipe, while he was on a farm of his father's family in Garray (Soria), accidentally shot himself himself in his left foot{Source}. His father had to declare to the Civil Guard because Spanish law does not permit to use firearms to people under 14{Source}. The judge dismissed the case against Don Jaime de Marichalar, considering it not negligence but a misdemeanor {Source}.

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