Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón

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Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón
Full name
Spanish: Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón
Father Jaime de Marichalar
Mother Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
Born (1998-07-17) 17 July 1998 (age 16)
Madrid, Spain
Religion Roman Catholicism

Don Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y Borbón (born 17 July 1998 in Madrid) is the eldest son of the Duchess of Lugo, Infanta Elena of Spain and Don Jaime de Marichalar. Don Felipe is fourth in the Line of succession to the Spanish Throne, after his mother. As son of an Infanta of Spain he is a Grandee of Spain with the style of His Excellency.

Early life[edit]

His name Juan is after his maternal great-grandfather, Juan, Count of Barcelona; Froilán after the patron saint of Lugo (his mother is the Duchess of Lugo); and Todos los Santos (All Saints) as it is customary among the Bourbons. His godparents were his maternal grandfather, Juan Carlos of Spain and his paternal grandmother, Doña Concepción Sáez de Tejada (1929-2014).[1]

He was named Felipe after his uncle Felipe VI of Spain. Although he is generally referred to by the press as Froilán so as not to confuse him with his uncle, the King, or his cousin, Juan Urdangarin, he is called Felipe in the family.

Felipe Juan Froilán currently attends the Santa Maria del Pilar School in Madrid.[2][3]

Shooting accident[edit]

On 9 April 2012 Felipe, while he was on a farm of his father's family in Garray (Soria), accidentally shot himself in his left foot.[4] His father had to declare to the Civil Guard because Spanish law forbids the use of firearms to minors under the age of 14.[5] The judge dismissed the case against Don Jaime de Marichalar, considering it not negligence but a misdemeanor.[5]

Titles and styles[edit]


Since birth he carries the style "His Excellency". All the children of Infanta Cristina and Infanta Elena have the HE Don/Doña style, as befits the children of an Infanta of Spain.[6] Although they do not have a title, all grandchildren of King Juan Carlos are members of the Spanish Royal House.

Royal styles of
Don Felipe
Escudo de España (mazonado).svg
Reference style His Excellency
Spoken style Your Excellency
Alternative style Sir



  1. ^ Vanitatis
  2. ^ Yagüe, Maria Eugenia. "Froilán vuelve al colegio en Madrid". Spanish: La Voz Libre. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Parrado, Alex. "Froilán 'pagará' 300 euros al mes para estudiar en el colegio de 'los poderosos'" (in Spanish). Vanitatis. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  4. ^ ABC (Spanish)
  5. ^ a b Jaime de Marichalar declaró ayer ante la Guardia Civil de Soria en ABC (15 April 2012) (Spanish)
  6. ^ Royal Decree 1368/1987, dated 6th November, regulating titles, forms of address and honours pertaining to the Royal Family and to the Regents – Official site of the Royal Household of HM the King
Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón
House of Marichalar
Born: 17 July 1998
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Infanta Elena
Line of succession to the Spanish Throne
4th position
Succeeded by
Victoria de Marichalar