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Infanta Sofía of Spain

Infanta Sofía of Spain

Infanta of Spain
Infanta Sofía of Spain
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Quick Facts

Intro Infanta of Spain
A.K.A. Infanta Sofia of Spain, Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz,...
Is Noble Aristocrat Heiress
From Spain
Type Royals
Gender female
Birth 29 April 2007, Madrid, Spain
Age 13 years
Star sign Taurus
Family
Mother: Queen Letizia of Spain
Father: Felipe VI of Spain
Siblings: Leonor
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Biography

Infanta Sofía of Spain (Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz; born 29 April 2007) 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 on 29 April 2007 at 16:50 in the Ruber International Hospital in Madrid by means of a caesarean section, two days after due date. Like her elder sister, her birth was announced by the royal family to the press via SMS. 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 parents, then the Prince and Princess of Asturias, did the same with Leonor's cells: they were taken to a private center in Arizona, which caused controversy in Spain.

Sofía was named after her paternal grandmother, Queen Sofía. 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.

She received her First Communion on 17 May 2017 at the parish Asunción de Nuestra Señora, and 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 Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria.


Titles, styles and honours

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.

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

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