Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón
Full name
Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón
Father Jaime de Marichalar
Mother Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
Born 9 September 2000 (age 19)
Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Siblings Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón (brother)
Religion Roman Catholicism
Spanish Royal Family
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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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Doña Victoria de Marichalar y de Borbón (Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón; born 9 September 2000) is the second child and only daughter of Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo and Jaime de Marichalar. She is currently fifth in the line to the Spanish throne after brother Felipe.

Early life Edit

Victoria was born on 9 September 2000 at 1:00 pm[1] at Ruber International Hospital in Madrid as the second child and only daughter of Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, the elder sister of the Spanish monarch, Felipe VI, and her former husband, Jaime de Marichalar. At birth she weighed 3.53 kilograms and measured 53.5 centimeters.[1]

She was named Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos:

Christening Edit

She was baptized on October 11, 2000 at the Royal Palace of Madrid by Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela. The water used came from the Jordan River.

Her godparents were King Felipe VI of Spain (maternal uncle), and Ana de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada (paternal aunt).[2]

Education and interests Edit

Victoria started her education at the San Patricio College in Madrid, which was also attended by her brother Felipe.[3] In September 2012, she went to a boarding school near London[4] and in mid-2015 it was announced by the press that she had returned to study in Spain at an English college, St. George's de La Moraleja.

She made her first Holy Communion at the Dominicos Church (Alcobendas, Spain) on 27 May 2009.[5]

She dances ballet and likes, mainly, to ride a horse.[6] She is also interested in bullfighting.[7]

Titles and styles Edit

  • 29 September 1999 – present: His Excellency Doña Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y Borbón, Grandee de España.

Since birth, she carries the style Her Excellency. All the children of Infanta Cristina and Infanta Elena have the "H.E. Don/Doña" style, as befits the children of an Infanta of Spain.[8] Although they do not have a title, all grandchildren of King Juan Carlos are members of the Spanish Royal House.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nace la primera nieta de los Reyes, que se llamará Victoria Federica
  2. Galaz, Mábel (10 September 2000). Nace la primera nieta de los Reyes, que se llamará Victoria FedericaEl País (in Spanish)
  4. La hija de la infanta Elena estudiará en un internado británico. Noticias de Casas Reales. 25 August 2012
  5. Spanish Royals Attend Victoria Federica De Marichalar First Holy Communion – PicturesZimbio
  6. País, Ediciones El. Leonor y Victoria: una bailarina y una amazona en palacio 14 September 2010
  7. Diez Minutos. El rey Juan Carlos y doña Elena inculcan a Froilán y Victoria su pasión por los toros. 14 August 2015
  8. Royal Decree 1368/1987, dated 6th November, regulating titles, forms of address and honours pertaining to the Royal Family and to the RegentsRoyal Household of HM the King
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