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| Duchess of Lugo (more)
|Spouse|| Jaime de Marichalar|
| Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y Borbón|
Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón
|Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos|
|House||House of Bourbon|
|Father||Juan Carlos I of Spain|
|Mother||Sophia of Greece and Denmark|
|Born|| 20 December 1963 |
|Spanish Royal Family|
HRH The Duchess of Lugo
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Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo (Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos de Borbón y de Grecia; born 20 December 1963, Madrid), MA (Exon), is the elder daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain, and fourth in the line of succession to the Spanish throne. She has a younger sister, Infanta Cristina of Spain, and a younger brother, Felipe, Prince of Asturias.
Marriage and divorceEdit
She married Jaime de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada, son of the Count and Countess of Ripalda, on 18 March 1995, in Seville Cathedral, Seville, at which time her father conferred on her the title Duchess of Lugo for life.
On 13 November 2007, it was announced that the Infanta had separated from her husband. In November 2009, the Spanish media said that Infanta Elena and Jaime de Marichalar would divorce, although a rumor to that effect had been circulating for a year before the announcement was made. Their divorce papers were signed on 25 November 2009. The Duchess and Duke of Lugo were divorced in December 2009. 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 Jaime de Marichalar was no longer permitted to use the ducal title and that he was no longer considered to be an official member of the Spanish Royal Family.
Elena and Jaime have two children:
- His Excellency Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain (Grande de España) (born 17 July 1998)
- Her Excellency Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain (Grande de España) (born 9 September 2000)
Infanta Elena has participated in many official events, having traveled to Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Argentina, Japan, Peru and the Philippines representing the Royal Family.
Titles, styles and honorsEdit
- 20 December 1963-26 September 1997: Her Royal Highness The Infanta Elena of Spain
- 18 March 1995-: Her Royal Highness The Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
The Infanta's style and title in full: Her Royal Highness Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos, Infanta of Spain, Duchess of Lugo.
- Spain: The Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III.