Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Royal Profile: Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano

Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano was born on 23 November 2005 as the second son of Don Bruno Alejandro Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon &  Bárbara Cano y de la Plaza {Source}.
He has two siblings {Source}:
  • Alejandro Juan Gomez-Acebo y Cano (2004)
  • Alvaro Gomez-Acebo y Cano ( 2011)

He is currently not in succession nor *technically* eligible for succession, depending on how you see his grandmother's abdication. His grandmother renounced her rights to the Spanish throne upon her marriage, but due to it being before the Constitution it is debated whether or not it holds today. It is long debated whether or not she and her family have Spanish succession rights or not as the Spanish Constitution section 57 states{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". It's likely he will lead a relatively normal life. in 2014, he attended the first communion of his brother with his family {Source}.

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