Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón : biography
|- | |} 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.
Irene's matrilineal line of descent is the line from mother to daughter.
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.
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.http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/cSDJ7dfinvb/30th+Copa+del+Rey+Audi+Mapfre+Sailing+Cup/bZic8E9zPHL/Irene+Urdangarin
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.http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/members-of-the-spanish-royal-family-attend-easter-sunday-news-photo/158080487
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.http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/infanta-cristina-inaki-urdangarin-of-spain-with-their-news-photo/158157974
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