Monday, June 15, 2015

Royal Profile: Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón

Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón was born 15 June 1971, the third child of Infanta Pilar of Spain and Don Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, ?th Viscount de la Torre{Source}. He has an older sister, an older brother and two younger brothers{Source}.

He was married at the Church of la Incarnación on 5 October 2002 to Bárbara Cano y de la Plaza {Source}. Together, they have three sons {Source}:
  1. Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano 2004)
  2. Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano (2005)
  3. Álvaro Gómez-Acebo y Cano (2011), and was baptized that September, where his godparents were Luis Alfonso de Borbon and Francesca Franco{Source}

As he is *technically* not in the Spanish line of succession, little is known about him. Okay. Maybe technically not, pending on how you'd like to interpret the Spanish Constitution, article 57, which states:

Section 57 of the Spanish Constitution provides that{Source}:

The Crown of Spain shall be inherited by the successors of H. M. Juan Carlos I de Borbón, the legitimate heir of the historic dynasty. Succession to the throne shall follow the regular order of primogeniture and representation, the first line always having preference over subsequent lines; within the same line,the closer grade over the more remote; within the same grade, the male over the female, and in the same sex, the elder over the younger.

To date, the Spanish government has not seen fit to clarify whether this provision includes anyone beyond the descendants of King Juan Carlos, such as his sisters and their families: "Successors" may not be presumed to be synonymous with "descendants".

However, it's likely that no one beyond Princess Leonor of Asturias will ascends the throne unless something truly catastrophic happens. Or if you feel that his mother's abdication prior to the adaptation of this constitution is valid, then no, he's not in line for the Spanish throne. If you DO feel he's in line, then he is no higher than 11th position.

He is the director of Gómez-Acebo Property Consultants SL {Source}.

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