Sunday, September 29, 2013

Royal Profile:Don Juan Urdangarín y de Bórbon

Don Juan Valentin de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y Bórbon was born 29 September 1999 as the eldest of  Infanta Cristina of Spain and Iñaki Urdangarín. He has three younger siblings:
Don Juan Urdangarín y Bórbon was christened at three months of age in December 1999 {Source}. His godparents were {Source}:
  • Infanta Elena, Duchess Lugo (his maternal aunt)
  • Mikel Urdangarin (his paternal uncle)

He was named:
  • Juan: for his great-grandfather, The Count of Barcelona & his grandfather the King
  • Valentin: for his father's great-granducle  Saint Valentín of Berriochoa, or Berriotxoa
  • Todos los Santos: of All Saints a custom amongst the Bourbons- his mother, her brother, his siblings and his cousins also bear the name.


He has had a worldly education having been educated in Spain, the United States and presently in Switzerland. He began school in 2002 in Spain at the Carlos Riba preschool. He then moved on to The French School. He moved to Washington DC in 2009, where he attended Lycée Rochambeau until the family's return to Spain in 2012{Source}. Upon the family's return to Spain, he returned to the French School. Over the summer of 2013, he relocated with his mother and siblings  to Switzerland, while their father remained in Spain to deal with his little scandal {Source}.

As a member of the Spanish Royal House (he's in line for the throne after his uncle, four cousins, aunt and mother), he occasionally will appear with the Royal Family for events. 

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