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Infanta Sofía
Infanta of Spain

Full name
Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz
Born 29 April 2007 (age 13)
Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, Spain
House Bourbon
Father Felipe, Prince of Asturias
Mother Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
Religion Roman Catholic
Spanish Royal Family
Coat of Arms of Spanish Monarch.svg

HM The King
HM The Queen


HM King Juan Carlos I
HM Queen Sofía


HRH The Duchess of Badajoz

  • HE Doña Simoneta
  • HE The Viscount de la Torre
  • HE Don Bruno
  • HE Don Luis
  • HE Don Fernando

HRH The Duchess of Soria and Hernani
HE The Duke of Soria and Hernani

  • HE Don Alfonso
  • HE Doña María

HRH The Dowager Duchess of Calabria

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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.

Early lifeEdit

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.[1] Like her elder sister, her birth was announced by the Royal Family to the press via SMS.[2]

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.

ChristeningEdit

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

Education Edit

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.[7]

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.[2]

Sofías' full title is: Her Royal Highness Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz, Infanta of Spain.[8]

References Edit

  1. Nacimiento de la segunda hija de Sus Altezas Reales los Príncipes de Asturias. Casa Real. 29 April 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 La segunda hija de los Príncipes de Asturias se llamará Sofía. El Pais
  3. Spanish Royal Christenings. Unofficial Royalty
  4. Sofía ya es Sofía de Todos los Santos. El Pais
  5. Infanta Sofia celebrates her first communion in Madrid. The Crown Chronicles
  6. La infanta Sofía toma la comunión acompañada por sus padres y abuelos. La Vanguardia
  7. Infanta Sofía of Spain. Unofficial Royalty
  8. Real Decreto 1368/1987

External linksEdit

Infanta Sofía of Spain
Born: 29 April 2007
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Leonor, Princess of Asturias
Line of succession to the Spanish throne
2nd position
Succeeded by
The Duchess of Lugo

References Edit

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