| Infanta of Spain
|Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz|
|Born|| 29 April 2007 (age 13) |
Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, Spain
|Father||Felipe, Prince of Asturias|
|Mother||Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano|
Infanta Sofía of Spain (Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón Ortiz, in English: Sophia of All the Saints of Bourbon Ortiz; born 29 April 2007) is the second child of Felipe VI of Spain and his wife Letizia. She has an older sister, Leonor whom she follows in the line of succession.
She was born at 4:50 pm in the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid to then the Prince and Princess of Asturias during the reign of her paternal grandfather Juan Carlos I by means of a caesarean section, two days after Letizia's due date. She weighed 3.3 kg (7 lbs. 4 oz.) and was 50 cm (19.6 inches) long at birth. Like her elder sister, her birth was announced by the Royal Family to the press via SMS.
The Infanta was named after her paternal grandmother, Sofía of Greece and Denmark.
It was announced that her umbilical cord cells would be sent to a European private bank and to a Spanish public one for future prevention of diseases. The couple did the same practice with Infanta Leonor's cells that were taken to a private center in Arizona, which caused much controversy in Spain.
She was christened on 15 July in the gardens of the Palacio de la Zarzuela. Her godparents are Paloma Rocasolano (her maternal grandmother) and The Prince of Vidin. Like her sister, she was given one name, with the additional name of de Todos los Santos (of All the Saints), at her christening, a Bourbon tradition.
First communion Edit
She received her First Communion on 17 May 2017 at the Assumption of Our Lady of Aravaca church in Madrid along with her classmates. A student of the Santa Maria de los Rosales primary school, the Infanta wore her navy and grey school uniform with rosary beads around her neck and a plaited bow in her hair.
During the ceremony she was accompanied by her parents her older sister, her grandparents, her maternal great-grandmother María del Carmen Álvarez del Valle, her step-grandmother Ana Togores, and her godfather Prince Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria.
On September 15, 2010, Sofía began her formal schooling at Santa María de los Rosales School in Madrid, Spain, where her father attended until he was 16 and where her sister also attended.
Titles, styles and honours Edit
As daughter of the heir to the Spanish throne, since her birth Sofía received the title of Infanta and the style of Her Royal Highness.
Sofías' full title is: Her Royal Highness Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz, Infanta of Spain.
- ↑ Nacimiento de la segunda hija de Sus Altezas Reales los Príncipes de Asturias. Casa Real. 29 April 2007
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 La segunda hija de los Príncipes de Asturias se llamará Sofía. El Pais
- ↑ Spanish Royal Christenings. Unofficial Royalty
- ↑ Sofía ya es Sofía de Todos los Santos. El Pais
- ↑ Infanta Sofia celebrates her first communion in Madrid. The Crown Chronicles
- ↑ La infanta Sofía toma la comunión acompañada por sus padres y abuelos. La Vanguardia
- ↑ Infanta Sofía of Spain. Unofficial Royalty
- ↑ Real Decreto 1368/1987
Infanta Sofía of SpainBorn: 29 April 2007
|Lines of succession|
Leonor, Princess of Asturias
|Line of succession to the Spanish throne|
| Succeeded by|
The Duchess of Lugo