Thursday, October 31, 2013

Royal Profile: Infanta Leonor Lenor de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz of Spain

Infanta Leonor Lenor de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz was born the eldest of two daughters of Prince Felipe of Asturias & Princess Letizia  of Asturias on 31 October 2005{Source}. Her godparents were her paternal grandparents, King Juan Carlos I & Queen Sofia {Source).

According to the 1978 Spanish Constitution, if her parents fail to produce a male heir, upon her father's succession as King of Spain, she will become Princess of Austrias and later Queen of Spain{Source}. She has one younger sister, Infanta Sofia.

She began her education among the children of the Royal Guard at the Palace of El Pardo in 2007{Source}. She began attending Santa Maria de los Rosales, Arvaca in 2008, where she is presently in her 6th year at the school{Source}.

Through her grandparents, she is related to several monarchies including:

  • British: through Queen Victoria's youngest daughter Princess Beatrice. Infanta Leonor is Beatrice's greatx4 granddaughter through her grandfather. Through her grandmother, she is greatx4 granddaughter of Princess Victoria, Princess Royal.(Yes, that makes her grandparents 3rd cousins through Queen Victoria)
  • Greek:  her grandmother is King Constantine's sister, making him her great uncle
  • Denmark: She is a great x6 granddaughter of Christian XI on her grandmother's side 

As a member of the Spanish royal family, she takes part in a range of public activities. In August 2011, she appeared with other members of the royal family on the yacht "Somni" during the 30th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre Sailing Cup in Palma de Mallorca {Photos}. She took part in World Youth Day celebrations at the Zarzuela Palace in August 2011 with Pope Benedict XVI in attendance {Photos}. She has also attended the traditional Easter Mass in2008, 2009, 2010, 20112012 and 2013.

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