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Old 05-05-2004, 12:05 AM
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Infantas Pilar and Margarita

what about the two spanish infantas? any one know anything about them?
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Old 05-05-2004, 01:22 AM
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Infante Pilar of Spain

Full Name: HRH Doña María del Pilar Alfonsa Juana Victoria Luísa Ignacia de Todos los Santos Infanta of Spain, Duchess de Badajoz

She was born in Cannes,France on July 30, 1936.
She was created Duchess de Badajoz on April 17, 1967.

She married Don Luís Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Modet y Veereterra, Viscount de la Torre at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon,Portugal on May 5, 1967.

Her husband was born in :
* Madrid, December 23rd, 1934
died:
† Madrid, March 9th, 1991

CHILDREN:

1. Doña María de Fátima Simonetta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón
She was born at the Sanatorio de Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Madrid on October 28, 1968.

Married:

Cathedral de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, September 12th, 1990:
Don José Miguel Fernández y Sastrón
He was born in Madrid on June 14, 1959

They have 3 children:

a. Don Luis Juan Fernández y Gómez-Acebo
* Rúber Internacional Clinic, Madrid, September 23rd, 1991
b. Don Pablo Fernández y Gómez-Acebo
* Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Clínica de la Concepción, Madrid, May 4th, 1995
c. Doña María de las Mercedes Fernández y Gómez-Acebo
* Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Clínica de la Concepción, Madrid, January 17th, 2000

2. Don Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón, Viscount de la Torre
* Sanatorio de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Madrid, December 6th, 1969
Viscount de la Torre, March 9th, 1991

3. Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón* Sanatorio de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Madrid, June 15th, 1971

4. Don Beltran Luis Ataulfo Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón
* Sanatorio de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Madrid, May 20th, 1973

5. Don Fernando Umberto Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón
* Sanatorio de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Madrid, September 13th, 1974
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Old 05-05-2004, 01:32 AM
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Infante Margarita of Spain

Full Name: HRH Doña Margarita María de la Victoria Esperanza Jacoba Felicidad Perpetua de Todos los Santos Infanta of Spain, 2nd Duchess de Hernani and Duchess de Soria

She was born on March 6, 1939 at the Anglo-American Hospital in Rome, Italy.
She was created the 2nd Duchess de Hernani on May 27th, 1981 and Duchess de Soria on June 23, 1981.

She was married in the Church of San Antonio in Estoril on October 12th, 1972 to
Don Carlos Emilio Juan Zurita y Delgado
who was born in Antequera, Malaga on October 9, 1943.

CHILDREN

1. Don Alfonso Juan Carlos Zurita y de Borbón
He was born at the Nuestra Señora de la Paloma Clinic in Madrid on August 9th, 1973.

2. Doña María Sofia Emilia Carmen Zurita y de Borbón
She was born at the Nuestra Señora de la Paloma Clinic in Madrid on September 16, 1975.
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Old 05-05-2004, 08:59 AM
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If you are referring to the daughters of the King and Queen, rather than the King's sisters, there are seperate threads on them, Infanta Elena and Family and Infanta Cristina and Family respectively. Please refer to those threads for more news, pictures and information.
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Old 05-05-2004, 10:32 AM
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Have always wondered about the title "infanta." Is that like "Princess" in England or like "Lalla" in Morocco? Isn't Princesa the Spanish word for Princess, and if so, why is this not used? Thanks in advance... =D
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Originally posted by lynn@May 5th, 2004 - 10:32 am
Have always wondered about the title "infanta." Is that like "Princess" in England or like "Lalla" in Morocco? Isn't Princesa the Spanish word for Princess, and if so, why is this not used? Thanks in advance... =D
Infanta is equiuvalent to Princess in other countries, just as if the King and Queen had had another son after Felipe, he would be known as Infante so and so.

I am not sure about your other questions.
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Old 05-05-2004, 04:21 PM
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I think they're called Infanta/Infante because they're "Children of Spain"
the heir to the throne is a special case.
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Old 05-05-2004, 04:45 PM
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that's right!

it's curious that they don't use the word 'princesa' and 'principe'... maybe it has to be with some kind of tradition or something like that.
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Fireweaver was right on the answer.

Infanta is used for the children of the king I think.
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Infanta is used for the children of the king I think.
But then why are the present King's sisters also titled Infantas Pilar and Margarita? To my knowledge, their father was not King of Spain, though he should've been.
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When I looked up in a Spanish dictionary, it was stated there that a person is called

Infante when he is the son of a Spanish or Portugese king
Infanta when she is the daughter of a Spanish or Portugese king.

In the case of King Juan Carlos' sisters, they are called still Infantas because their father would have been a king and generally, Infante or Infanta refers to a child. Even though their father was not able to succeed as king but he was still a spanish royal.
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Infanta Pilar in Portugal for "El rastrillo"

Hi:

Yesterday she went to Lisbon to open the 1st "el rastrillo" in Portugal with the wife of Republican president, Maria José Ritta and Maria Barroso. And she spoke in Portuguese with the people in the rastrillo. Here you have the article:

"Doña Pilar de Borbón inaugurated a rastrillo in Portugal
The Infanta attended the first beneficial rake that is celebrated in earth lusas. / EFE

The Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón inaugurated yesterday, next to the wife of president Jorge Sampaio, Maria Jose Ritta, the first edition of the beneficial fair of El rastrillo in portuguese land, organized by the shared in common association THE NEW FUTURE. The infanta, the wife of president Sampaio and the Portuguese minister of Culture, Maria Joao Bustorff Espírito Santo, they crossed the dependencies of the rastrillo after the welcome words.

http://www.eldiariomontanes.es/pg041...O-SOC-138.html
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Old 05-24-2005, 02:01 PM
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Infanta Pilar & Luis Gomez-Acebo, Dukes of Badajoz

Does anyone have pictures of their wedding? I'm in need of them for a project I'm working on.

Thanks in advance!

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Anna, this is the only one I have found so far. Hope it helps.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:05 PM
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There's a photo on each of these two pages.

http://members.fortunecity.com/verenad/spainwed.html

http://members.fortunecity.com/verenad/PilarE.html
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Thank you Marezdote and Sylvia!

These will help a lot!
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It should be really interesting to actualise this thread about the king's sisters. I mean explaining about their sons weddings, specially those referring to Pilar, and their affairs, as well as their professional lives... just to give a different perspective of the family of the king of spain and how normal they are. I would do that if I had any photos but I don't. Nevertheless, I'll try to give some info
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Old 07-03-2005, 10:50 AM
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Thanks, Igilmo! Your contribution will be very welcome!
In the meanwhile, we have another thread dedicated to the children of Infantas Pilar and Margarita and their respective families.
Take a look at:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...364#post236364
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I wonder why their biographies are not available on the King's Houshould webpage even though they belong to the Spanish Royal Family.
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I wonder why their biographies are not available on the King's Houshould webpage even though they belong to the Spanish Royal Family.
It's because they belong to the Royal Family, but not to the Royal House. I believe that the same will happen with Elena and Cristina when Felipe is king.
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