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Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón : biography

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|- | |} Doña Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón (born 5 June 2005), is the daughter of Infanta Cristina of Spain and Iñaki Urdangarín, the Duchess and Duke of Palma de Mallorca. She is the sixth grandchild and second granddaughter of the current monarchs of Spain, Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain and a Grandee of Spain.


Patrilineal descent

Patrilineal descent
  1. Don Juan de Urdangarín de Axarresta
  2. Don Andrés de Urdangarín, 1659-1736
  3. Don Joanes de Urdangarín, 1687-1758
  4. Don Felipe de Urdangarín, 1748-1823
  5. Don Felipe Ignacio de Urdangarín y Dorronsoro, 1776-1846
  6. Don José Joaquin de Urdangarín, 1812-1855
  7. Don Juan Miguel de Urdangarín y Zarranz, 1842-1916
  8. Don Diego de Urdangarín y Arrizabalaga, 1873-1948
  9. Don Laureano de Urdangarín y Larrañaga, 1898-1982
  10. Don Juan María Urdangarín Berriochoa, 1932-2012
  11. Don Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca, b.1968
  12. Doña Irene Urdangarín y Borbón

Matrilineal descent

Matrilineal descent

Irene's matrilineal line of descent is the line from mother to daughter.

  1. Adélaïde de Béziers
  2. Garsenda of Forcalquier
  3. Garsenda, Countess of Forcalquier, 1180–1242
  4. Gersenda of Provence, 1205–1268
  5. Constance of Béarn
  6. Teresa Díaz de Haro
  7. Juana Núñez de Lara, 1286–1351
  8. Blanca de La Cerda y Lara, 1317–1347
  9. Juana Manuel of Castile, 1339–1381
  10. Infanta Eleanor of Castile, 1363–1416
  11. Queen Blanche I of Navarre, 1387–1441
  12. Queen Eleanor of Navarre, 1426–1479
  13. Infanta Catherine of Navarre, 1455–1494
  14. Anna of Foix-Candale, 1484–1506
  15. Anna of Bohemia and Hungary, 1503–1547
  16. Archduchess Maria of Austria, 1531–81
  17. Marie Eleonore of Cleves, 1550–1608
  18. Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia, 1586–1659
  19. Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony, 1610–1684
  20. Princess Magdalene Sibylle of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf, 1631–1719
  21. Princess Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, 1663–1749
  22. Countess Ferdinande Henriette of Stolbert-Gedern, 1699–1750
  23. Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg, 1727–1796
  24. Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, 1757–1831
  25. Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent and Strathearn, 1786–1861
  26. Princess Feodora of Leiningen, 1807–1872
  27. Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 1835–1900
  28. Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Empress of Germany, 1858–1921
  29. Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, 1892–1980
  30. Frederica of Hanover, Queen of the Hellenes, 1917–1981
  31. Sofía of Greece, Queen of Spain, b.1938
  32. Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, b.1965
  33. Doña Irene Urdangarín y Borbón, b.2005

Name, style and title


  • Her Excellency Doña Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón

Since birth she carries the style "Her Excellency". All the children of Infanta Cristina and Infanta Elena have the HE Don/Doña style, as befits the children of an Infanta of Spain. - Official site of the Royal Household of HM the King Although they don't have a title, all grandchildren of King Juan Carlos are members of the Spanish Royal House.

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Family and early life

Irene also has three older brothers, Juan, Pablo, and Miguel. She is currently eleventh and last in the line of succession to the Spanish Throne.

She was baptized on 14 July 2005 in the garden of the Palace of Zarzuela, Madrid. Her godparents are Princess Rosario of Bulgaria and Pedro López-Quesada. Cardinal Rouco Varela performed the baptism. Irene was named after her grand-aunt, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, the sister of Queen Sofía. She was named "Todos los Santos" (All Saints), as it is customary among the Bourbons. This name is only granted to members of the royal house.

Prior to moving to Washington, D.C. in 2009, Irene lived in Barcelona with her parents and siblings, and was enrolled in the Carles Riba preschool. She still spends a large part of the summer in Spain at her grandparents holiday house on Mallorca: Palacio de Marivent, and visits Spain with her parents and brothers on various occasions during the year.

Public appearances

Irene often attends the Copa del Rey with the rest of the Spanish Royal Family, which takes place in Palma de Mallorca, in the island of Majorca, Spain.

Irene and her family attended the christening of Prince Aristide Stavros of Greece and Denmark in 2009, which took place at the Aghioi Anargiroi monastery in Greece.

On 23 March 2008, Irene attended the Easter Church Service with the royal family at Palma Cathedral, in Palma de Mallorca, on the island of Majorca, in Spain.

Irene also took part in the royal family's photo call which took place at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca on 7 August 2007.

Living octopus

Living octopus

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