Infanta Margarita of Spain Celebrates her 73rd Birthday

  March 6, 2012 at 12:00 am by

March 6th, 2012

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Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria and Hernani celebrates her 73rd birthday on March 6th. A younger sister of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain, Margarita was born on March 6th, 1939 in Rome, Italy and has been blind since birth.

The youngest child of the late Count and Countess of Barcelona was born during the Royal Family’s exile during the final years of the Spanish Civil War.

On October 12th, 1972 Infanta Margarita married Carlos Zurita, a medical doctor at Estoril in Portugal. Upon marriage the Infanta renounced her and her childrens’ rights to the throne. The couple have two children: H.E. Don Alfonso Juan Carlos Zurita y de Borbón born in 1973 and H.E. Doña María Sofía Emilia Carmen Zurita y de Borbón born in 1975. In 1981 she inherited the Dukedom of Hernani and was also granted the Dukedom of Soria for her lifetime by her brother the King.

Infanta Margarita is a well-known lover of music, from classical to heavy metal.

You can read more on Infanta Margarita here.

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