Infanta Sofía of Spain

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Sofía de Borbón
Born (2007-04-29) 29 April 2007 (age 10)
Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Full name
Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz
House Bourbon
Father Felipe VI of Spain
Mother Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
Signature Sofía de Borbón's signature

Infanta Sofía of Spain (Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz;[1] born April 29, 2007 in Madrid) is the second child of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia. She has an older sister, Leonor, whom she follows in the line of succession to the Spanish throne.

Biography

Infanta Sofía was born in 29 April 2007 at 4:50 pm in the Ruber International Hospital in Madrid by means of a caesarean section, two days after Letizia's due date. Like her elder sister, her birth was announced by the Royal Family to the press via SMS.[2] It was announced that her umbilical cord stem cells would be sent to a European private bank in Belgium and to a Spanish public one. The couple did the same with Leonor's cells: they were taken to a private center in Arizona, which caused controversy in Spain.

Sofia was named after her paternal grandmother, Sofía of Greece and Denmark. 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.[3]


Ancestry

References

  1. ^ "Su Alteza Real Infanta Doña Sofía". Casa de Su Majestad del Rey (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "La segunda hija de los Príncipes de Asturias se llamará Sofía" [The second daughter of the Prince and Princess of Asturias will be called Sofía]. elpais.com (in Spanish). 29 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "Sofía ya es Sofía de Todos los Santos" [Sofia is already Sofia de Todos los Santos]. elpais.com (in Spanish). 15 July 2007. 

External links

  • Official website of the Spanish Monarchy
  • Casa Real Announcement of the birth
  • Family Search
Infanta Sofía of Spain
Born: 29 April 2007
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Princess of Asturias
Line of succession to the Spanish throne
2nd position
Succeeded by
The Duchess of Lugo
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