Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón

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Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón
Born (1998-07-17) 17 July 1998 (age 20)
Madrid, Spain
Full name
Spanish: Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón
Father Jaime de Marichalar
Mother Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
Religion Roman Catholicism

Don Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y Borbón (born 17 July 1998 in Madrid) is the eldest son of the Duchess of Lugo, Infanta Elena of Spain and Don Jaime de Marichalar. Don Felipe is fourth in the Line of succession to the Spanish Throne, after his mother. As son of an Infanta of Spain he is ranked as if he were a Grandee of Spain and is styled as Excellency.

Early life

His name Juan is after his maternal great-grandfather, Juan, Count of Barcelona; Froilán after the patron saint of Lugo (his mother is the Duchess of Lugo); and Todos los Santos (All Saints) as it is customary among the Bourbons. His godparents were his maternal grandfather, Juan Carlos of Spain and his paternal grandmother, Doña Concepción Sáez de Tejada (1929-2014).[1]

He was named Felipe after his uncle Felipe VI of Spain. Although he is generally referred to by the press as Froilán so as not to confuse him with his uncle, the King, or his cousin, Juan Urdangarin, he is called Felipe in the family.


On 9 April 2012 Felipe, while he was on a farm of his father's family in Garray (Soria), accidentally shot himself in his left foot.[2] His father had to declare to the Civil Guard because Spanish law forbids the use of firearms to minors under the age of 14.[3] The judge dismissed the case against Don Jaime de Marichalar, considering it not negligence but a misdemeanor.[3]

In the September of 2014, Felipe was reported to have been dismissed from his school after failing his end-of-year exams twice.[4]

Titles and styles

Royal styles of
Don Felipe
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Reference style His Excellency
Spoken style Your Excellency
Alternative style Sir


Since birth he carries the style "His 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.[5] Although they do not have a title, all grandchildren of King Juan Carlos are members of the Spanish Royal House.



Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón
House of Marichalar
Born: 17 July 1998
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Infanta Elena
Line of succession to the Spanish Throne
4th position
Succeeded by
Victoria de Marichalar