Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón

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Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón
Born (1998-07-17) 17 July 1998 (age 20)
Ruber International Hospital, Madrid,Spain [1]
Parent(s)Jaime de Marichalar
Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo

Don Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y Borbón (born 17 July 1998 in Madrid) is the elder child and only 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).[2]

Controversies[edit]

On 9 April 2012, Felipe accidentally shot himself in his left foot while he was on a farm of his father's family in Garray (Soria).[3] His father had to declare to the Civil Guard because Spanish law forbade the use of firearms by minors under the age of 14.[4] The judge dismissed the case against Don Jaime de Marichalar, considering it not gross negligence but a small misdemeanor.[4]

Title[edit]

Since birth, he has carried the style "His Excellency". All the children of Infanta Cristina and Infanta Elena have the H.E. Don/Doña style, as befits 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.

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