Saturday, October 31, 2015

Royal Profile: 31 Facts about Infanta Doña Leonor de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz, Princess of Asturias

  1. Infanta Doña Leonor de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz, Princess of Asturias, Princess of Girona, Princess of Viana, Duchess of Montblanc, Countess of Cervera and Lady of Balaguer was born the eldest of two daughters of King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia on 31 October 2005{Source}.
  2.  Her godparents were her paternal grandparents, King Juan Carlos I & Queen Sofia {Source). 
  3. Her maternal grandparents are: Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez &María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez
  4. According to the 1978 Spanish Constitution, since her parents have yet to produce a male heir (and likely won't, but you never know...), upon her father's succession as King of Spain in June 2014, she became Princess of Austrias and will later become Queen of Spain{Source}. 
  5. She has one younger sister, The Infanta Sofia.
  6. She began her education among the children of the Royal Guard at the Palace of El Pardo in 2007{Source}. 
  7. She began attending Santa Maria de los Rosales, Arvaca in 2008, where she is presently in her 8th year (roughly around the 5th grade or so in the US system...I think.) at the school{Source}.
  8. As a member of the Spanish royal family, she takes part in a range of public activities. 
  9. 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}. 
  10. She took part in World Youth Day celebrations at the Zarzuela Palace in August 2011 with Pope Benedict XVI in attendance {Photos}. 
  11. She has attended the traditional Easter Mass in 200820092010201120122013, 2014 and 2015
  12. In 2014, she gained a drastic change in her life-it was announced that her "abuelo" was abdicating in favor of her father...making her first in line. 
  13. Since her father's enthronement, she has attended numerous events such as when her grandfather officially signed the abdication papers and her parents were enthroned, and the Spanish National Day military parade.
  14. In 2015, she attended her family's summer photocall, the 34th Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup Awards Ceremony, and the Spanish National Day military parade.
  15. She shares a birthday with her father's 1st cousin (and her 1st cousin 1x removed), Doña María de Fátima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón and Princess Margretha of Sweden, Mrs. Ambler.
  16. Through her grandparents, she is related to several monarchies including:
    1. 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)
    2. Greek: her grandmother is King Constantine's sister, making him her great uncle
    3. Denmark: She is a great x6 granddaughter of Christian XI on her grandmother's side
  17. For her 10th birthday, her father awarded her the Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece and her own personal standard {Source}.
  18. She speaks Spanish, English (with her grandmother and British nanny) and Chinese {Source}. 
  19. In addition to her academic studies, she is also studying Spanish history, royal protocol, Catalan, among other topics a future Queen would need to know.
  20. Royal experts believe that like her father did before her, she will study abroad and undertake some military training at some point, likely in the next few years.
  21. She is only the second female to hold the title Princess of Asturias in her own right-the first was Queen Isabella II of Spain and Maria de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias.
  22. In October 2014, a wax figure of Leonor was unveiled at the Musea de Cera in Madrid {Source}
  23. On 20 May 2015, Leonor had her first communion.
  24. She is the great-niece of
    1. King Constantine II of Greece
    2. Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
    3. Princess Irene of Greece & Denmark
    4. Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Grandee of Spain, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre
    5. Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria, 2nd Duchess of Hernani
    6. Infante Alfonso of Spain (1941-1956)
  25. She is the niece of
    1. Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
    2. Infanta Cristina of Spain 
    3. Don  Iñaki Urdangarín
    4. Telma Ortiz Rocasolano (maternal, 1973)
    5. Érika Ortiz Rocasolano (maternal, 1975-2007)
  26. Her first cousins are:
    1. Don Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón (1998)
    2. Doña Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón (2000)
    3. Don Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón (1999)
    4. Don Pablo Urdangarín y de Borbón(2000)
    5. Carla Vigo (2000, daughter of Erika)
    6. Don Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y de Borbón (2002)
    7. Doña Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y de Borbón (2005)
  27. Her first cousins 1x removed (her father's cousins) are:
    1. Princess Alexia of Greece (1965)
    2. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece & Prince of Denmark (1967)
    3. Doña María de Fátima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1968, Leonor's birthday twin)
    4. Don Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1969)
    5. Prince Nikolaos of Greece & Denmark (1969)
    6. Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1971) 
    7. Don Luis Beltrán Ataúlfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1973)
    8. Don Fernando Humberto Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (1973)
    9. Doña María Sofía Emilia Carmen Zurita y de Borbón (1975)
    10. Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1983)
    11. Prince Philippos of Greece (1986)
  28. Her second cousins (her father's cousin's children) are:
    1. Luis Juan Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (1991)
    2. Pablo Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (1995)
    3. Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece (1996)
    4. Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece (1998)
    5. María de las Mercedes Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (2000)
    6. Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece(2000)
    7. Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (2002)
    8. Ana María Morales y de Grecia (2003)
    9. Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano (2004)
    10. Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece (2004)
    11. Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano 2005)
    12. Carlos Morales y de Grecia(2005)
    13. Luis Felipe Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (2005)
    14. Laura Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (2006)
    15. Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007)
    16. Prince Aristidis-Stavros of Greece (2008)
    17. Álvaro Gómez-Acebo y Cano ( 2011)
    18. Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y Carney (2013)
  29. She is related to Queen Victoria twice! Both on her grandfather and grandmother's sides:
    1. Her Grandfather is related to Queen Victoria through her  youngest daughter Princess Beatrice. Infanta Leonor is Beatrice's greatx4 granddaughter through her grandfather. 
    2. Through her grandmother, she is greatx4 granddaughter of Princess Victoria, Princess Royal.(Yes, that makes her grandparents 3rd cousins through Queen Victoria)
  30. When Leonor ascends the throne, as expected, she will be Spain's first queen regent since Isabella II, who reigned from 1833 to 1868. 
  31. She will likely reign under the name Leonor I of Spain.

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