Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón
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Doña Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (born 5 June 2005), is the daughter of Infanta Cristina of Spain and Iñaki Urdangarín, the Duchess and Duke of Palma de Mallorca. She is the sixth grandchild and second granddaughter of the current monarchs of Spain, Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain and a Grandee of Spain.
Family and early life
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She was baptized on 14 July 2005 in the garden of the Palace of Zarzuela, Madrid. Her godparents are Princess Rosario of Bulgaria and Pedro López-Quesada. Cardinal Rouco Varela performed the baptism. Irene was named after her grand-aunt, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, the sister of Queen Sofía. She was named "Todos los Santos" (All Saints), as it is customary among the Bourbons. This name is only granted to members of the royal house.
Prior to moving to Washington, D.C. in 2009, Irene lived in Barcelona with her parents and siblings, and was enrolled in the Carles Riba preschool. She still spends a large part of the summer in Spain at her grandparents holiday house on Mallorca: Palacio de Marivent, and visits Spain with her parents and brothers on various occasions during the year.
In August 2013, during the Spanish Royal Family's holiday in Palma de Mallorca, Irene slipped by the pool at the Marivent Palace whilst she was playing. During her accident, she fainted and was admitted to hospital where she remained under observation for 30 minutes. Her mother, Infanta Cristina, was not present at the time of Irene's fall as she had travelled back to mainland Spain. However, her grandmother, Queen Sofia, was present and stayed with her at the hospital. When she came out of hospital, Irene was seen wearing a neck brace.
Name, style and title
- Her Excellency Doña Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón
Since birth she carries the style "Her 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. Although they don't have a title, all grandchildren of King Juan Carlos are members of the Spanish Royal House.
Irene Urdangarín y de BorbónBorn: 5 June 2005
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- 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