Infanta Sofía of Spain

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is de Borbón and the second or maternal family name is Ortiz.
Sofía de Borbón
Born (2007-04-29) 29 April 2007 (age 8)
Madrid, Spain
Full name
Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz
House Bourbon
Father Felipe VI of Spain
Mother Queen Letizia of Spain
Religion Roman Catholicism

Infanta Sofía of Spain (Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz;[1] born April 29, 2007 in Madrid) is the second child of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia. She has an older sister, Leonor, Princess of Asturias, whom she follows in the line of succession to the Spanish throne.


Infanta Sofía was born at 4:50 pm in the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid by means of a caesarean section, two days after Letizia's due date. Like her elder sister, her birth was announced by the Royal Family to the press via SMS. It was announced that her umbilical cord stem cells would be sent to a European private bank in Belgium and to a Spanish public one. The couple did the same with Leonor's cells: they were taken to a private center in Arizona, which caused controversy in Spain.

Sofia was named after her paternal grandmother, Sofía of Greece and Denmark. She was christened on 15 July in the gardens of the Palacio de la Zarzuela. Her godparents are Paloma Rocasolano (her maternal grandmother) and the Prince of Vidin. Like her sister, she was given one name, with the additional name of de Todos los Santos (of All the Saints), at her christening, a Bourbon tradition.[2]

Titles, styles and arms[edit]

Sofia is styled as Her Royal Highness Infanta Sofia of Spain.


Arms of Infanta Sofía of Spain
Coat of arms of Infanta Sofia of Spain.png
Infanta Sofía's personalized coat of arms are the shield of the arms of the monarch in right of Spain.
The crown of Infantes of Spain
Quarterly 1stgules a castle or, triple-embattled and voided gate and windows, with three towers each triple-turreted, of the field, masoned sable and ajoure azure 2ndargent a lion rampant purpure crowned or, langued and armed 3rd or, four pallets gules and 4th gules a cross, saltire and orle of chains linked together or, a centre point vert
Argent enté en point, with a pomegranate proper seeded gules, supported, sculpted and leafed in two leaves vert.
Inescutcheon azure bordure gules, three fleurs-de-lys or.
Other elements
The whole differenced by a label of three points azure, the points charged with a heraldic rose gules barbed and seeded vert and fimbriated or.
As with the Royal Arms of Spain. The first quarter are the arms of Castile, the second of León, the third of Aragon and the fourth of Navarre. Enté en point, the arms of Granada. Inescutcheon, the arms of Bourbon-Anjou.
The rose is a charge of her mother's familiar heraldry (Rocasolano).



  1. ^ "Su Alteza Real Infanta Doña Sofía". Casa de Su Majestad del Rey (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  2. ^ – El Príncipe Felipe: "Nuestra hija se llama Sofía"

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Infanta Sofía of Spain
Born: 29 April 2007
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Princess of Asturias
Line of succession to the Spanish throne
2nd position
Succeeded by
The Duchess of Lugo