Duke of Soria Turns 70

  October 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm by

October 9th, 2013

Don Carlos Zurita, the Duke of Soria and Hernani, the husband of the Infanta Margarita of Spain, celebrates his 70th birthday on October 9th.

A popular member of the extended Spanish Royal Family, the Duke was born in Malaga, Spain in 1943. In October 1972 he married Infanta Margarita, the younger sister of King Juan Carlos I at Estoril in Portugal. The couple have two children, Don Alfonso Juan Carlos Zurita and Doña Maria Sofia Zurita.

The Duke is a doctor by profession, having studied medicine and graduated from the University of Seville. In 2003 the Duke was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Alfonso X the Wise by his brother-in-law.

On October 10th, the Duke of Soria will honoured with a reception by the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado at the Prado Museum in Madrid which will be presided over by Queen Sofia.

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