Jaime de Marichalar

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Jaime de Marichalar
Born (1963-04-07) 7 April 1963 (age 51)
Pamplona, Spain
Spouse(s) Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
(1995-2010)
Parents Amalio de Marichalar y Bruguera, 8th Count of Ripalda
María de la Concepción Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Bobadilla

Don Jaime de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada (born in Pamplona on 7 April 1963) is the former husband of the Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, the eldest daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain. During their marriage, he was styled as His Excellency The Duke of Lugo.

Personal life[edit]

Of Navarran Basque Carlist aristocracy, Jaime is the fourth of the five sons and one daughter of Amalio de Marichalar y Bruguera, 8th Count of Ripalda, (Madrid, 13 May 1912 - Madrid, 26 December 1979) and his wife (m.Torrecilla de Cameros, La Rioja, 25 July 1957) María de la Concepción Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Boadilla (Logroño, La Rioja, 3 January 1929 - Madrid, 13 March 2014).[1] He studied at the Jesuit schools in Burgos, San Estanislao de Kostka in Madrid and Yago School in Dublin, Ireland.

His higher education focused on Economics and he specialized in Business Management and Marketing, although he never got a degree. In 1986, he gained practical work experience in a number of financial businesses in Paris where he lived as a bachelor and during the early years of his marriage.

After a number of years working in the international financial markets sector, in January 1998 he was appointed Managing Director's Senior Advisor for Crédit Suisse First Boston in Madrid. He is also an advisor of Sociedad General Inmobiliaria.[2] He was President of the Winterthur Foundation, which promotes cultural activities. On 21 November 2008 he left as President of the AXA Foundation, former Winterthur Foundation.[3]

Since 1995, he has been a member of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla (Royal Cavalry Armory of Seville), a noble guild created in 1670.[4][5]

Marriage and children[edit]

Coat of Arms of Jaime de Marichalar as Duke of Lugo (1995-2010).svg
Coat of arms of Jaime de Marichalar.svg
The arms of Jaime de Marichalar.
* Above: as Duke of Lugo. (1995–2010)
* Below: since 21 January 2010

In 1987, Jaime de Marichalar met his future wife while she was studying French literature in Paris, and he was working there.[6]

On 18 March 1995, Jaime de Marichalar married Infanta Elena of Spain. The wedding ceremony took place in Seville Cathedral, Seville. The couple has two children:

On 13 November 2007 it was announced that he had separated from the Duchess.[7] In November 2009, the Spanish media announced that Jaime de Marichalar and Infanta Elena would immediately divorce, although a rumour to that effect had been circulating for a year before the announcement was made.[8][9] Their divorce papers were signed on 25 November 2009.[10] The Duchess and Duke of Lugo got divorced in December 2009.[11] On 21 January 2010 the divorce was registered at the Civil Registry of the Spanish Royal Family. It was officially announced on 9 February 2010 that, following his divorce, Jaime de Marichalar would no longer be permitted to use his former wife's ducal title, and the styles Grandee of Spain and Excellency and that he is no longer considered to be an official member of the Spanish Royal Family.[12]

Titles and honours[edit]

Titles[edit]

  • 1963–1995: Don Jaime de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada
  • 1995–2010: His Excellency The Duke of Lugo
  • 2010–present: Don Jaime de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada

Honours[edit]

See also List of honours of the Spanish Royal Family by country

Foreign honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vanitatis
  2. ^ (Spanish) 20minutos.es - The Duke of Lugo advisor of Sociedad General Inmobiliaria.
  3. ^ (Spanish) ADN.es (accessed 28 November 2009)
  4. ^ (Spanish) www.elmundo.es Jaime de Marichalar, member of the Maestranza de Sevilla Order, life of the Duchess and Duke of Lugo information. (accessed 11 November 2008)
  5. ^ (Spanish) elmundo.es Jaime de Marichalar, member of the Maestranza de Sevilla Order, Duchess and Duke of Lugo wedding information. (accessed 11 November 2008)
  6. ^ Barcelona Reporter http://www.barcelonareporter.com/index.php?/news/comments/spains_king_juan_carlos_eldest_daughter_infanta_elena_to_divorce/
  7. ^ (Spanish) ABC.es "The Royal House announces the separation of the Duchess and Duke of Lugo"
  8. ^ (Spanish) Elmundo.es "Duchess and Duke of Lugo divorce". (accessed 17 November 2009)
  9. ^ (Spanish) Lola Galán. "Is it a State divorce?" Elpais.com (accessed 17 November 2009)
  10. ^ (Spanish) Elperiodico.com "Infanta Elena of Spain and her husband sign divorce papers". (accessed 26 November 2009)
  11. ^ (Spanish) "Infanta Elena signs her divorce papers" Elpais.com (accessed 26 November 2009)
  12. ^ (Spanish) Elmundo.es "La Infanta Elena ya está divorciada de Marichalar". (accessed 9 February 2010)
  13. ^ Índice de Diviseros
  14. ^ Hemeroteca ABC
  15. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question about the Decoration of Honour" (pdf) (in German). p. 1127. Retrieved November 2012. 
  16. ^ Visita de Estado del Presidente de Austria a España
  17. ^ Italian Presidency, DE MARICHALAR S.E. Jaime – Cavaliere di Gran Croce Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana
  18. ^ Forum Príncipes de Asturias, State visit in Spain, 1999, Group photo
  19. ^ Hemeroteca El País
  20. ^ Foro Dinastías, State visit of Luxembourg in Spain, 2001, Group Photo

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