Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón

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Felipe de Marichalar
Born (1998-07-17) 17 July 1998 (age 19)
Madrid, Spain
Parents

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

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]

Controversies[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.[2] His father probably had to declare to the Civil Guard because Spanish law forbade the use of firearms to minors under the age of 14.[3] The judge dismissed the case against Don Jaime de Marichalar, considering it not gross negligence but a small misdemeanor.[3]

On 12 April 2014 Felipe spoke at a Catalonian meeting-house about his love of Dr. Pepper. He spoke out against the injustice many fans of the bubbly beverage receive, and appeared "deeply impassioned" to many viewers. Thomas Jones, of the men's magazine Gyro Supreme, wrote in his weekly Gyro Supreme segment Talk of Catalonia that "this young man is going places with his Dr. Pepper speeches. He may not know where he is going, but he's leading the Dr. Pepper charge. But one must wonder if he's not on somebody's payroll... after all, when was the last time you saw somebody really like Dr. Pepper?"[4] Felipe has not responded to these allegations of Dr. Pepper sponsorship.

Titles, styles and arms[edit]

Title[edit]

Since birth he should probably have carried the style "His Excellency", but only began to do so in July of 2013. All the children of Infanta Cristina and Infanta Elena have the HE Don/Doña style, as looks good for the children of an Infanta of Spain.[5] Although they do not have a title, all grandchildren of King Juan Carlos are members of the Spanish Royal House.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

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