Infanta Sofía of Spain
Infanta Sofía of Spain (Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz; born 29 April 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 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.
Titles, styles and arms
Sofia is styled as Her Royal Highness Infanta Sofia of Spain.
1st, Gules a castle three-towered Or, masoned Sable ajoure Azure, for Castile,2nd, Argent a lion rampant Purpure crowned Or, armed Gules and crowned Or, for León, 3rd, Or four pallets Gules, for Aragon, 4th, Gules a cross, saltire and orle of chains all linked Or, an emerald Proper, for Navarre, Enté en point, Argent a pomegranate Proper seeded Gules, supported, sculpted and leafed in two leaves Vert, for Granada, Inescutcheon, Azure with three fleurs-de-lys Or, bordured Gules, for Bourbon.
|Ancestors of Infanta Sofía of Spain|
- "Su Alteza Realla Infanta Doña Sofía". Casa de Su Majestad del Rey (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 December 2014.
- Hola.com – El Príncipe Felipe: "Nuestra hija se llama Sofía"
- Official website of the Spanish Monarchy
- Casa Real Announcement of the birth
- Hello! magazine announcement of the birth
- Family Search
Infanta Sofía of SpainBorn: 29 April 2007
|Lines of succession|
The Princess of Asturias
|Line of succession to the Spanish throne
| Succeeded by|
The Duchess of Lugo