Officially, the Royal Family consists of the King, the Queen and their descendants. However there are more people with a royal title or conections and even the Royal Household slips from time to time and considers them members of the Royal Family, although they are supposed to be members of the King’s Family. For example the Infantas Pilar and Margarita and the Infante Carlos have carried out engagements reserved to members of the Royal Family. In this three parts guide to the very extended royal family, I’ve included every person alive with a Royal title, their spouses and children.The second part consists of The King’s sisters, the Infantas Pilar and Margarita and their families.
PART 2: THE EXTENDED ROYAL FAMILY-THE INFANTAS PILAR AND MARGARITA
Her Royal Highness the Infanta Doña Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess of la Torre.
Doña Pilar de Borbón y Borbón was the first daughter of the Count of Barcelona and María de las Mercedes de Borbón y Orléans. Her Royal Highness was born in Cannes in 1936 and is the eldest sister of the King. The Infanta married Don Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Viscount of la Torre in 1967 in Lisbon.
Her Excellency Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo y Borbón.
Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo y Borbón is not only the eldest daughter of HRH the Infanta Pilar, she is also the eldest niece of His Majesty. Simoneta was born in 1968 in Madrid and married don José Miguel Fernández Sastrón in 1990 with whom she has three children. She has been separated since 2009 and is in charge of Cartier Spain PR.
His Excellency The Viscount of La Torre.
Don Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y Borbón is the first son of the Infanta Pilar and her late husband the Viscount of La Torre. He was born in Madrid in 1969 and after his father’s death inherited the title of Viscount. Juan has never married and studied Fine Arts.
His Excellency Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y Borbón.
Don Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y Borbón is the third child of the Duchess and the late Duke of Badajoz. His Excellency was born in 1971 and after marrying doña Bárbara Cano de la Plaza is father of three children: Alejandro Juan, Guillermo and Álvaro.
His Excellency Don Luis Beltrán Ataulfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y Borbón.
Born in 1973 he married model doña Laura Ponte in 2004, after his cousin Prince Felipe’s wedding. The couple has two children, Luis(2004) and Laura(2005) but has been separated since 2009.
His Excellency Don Fernando Umberto Gómez-Acebo y Borbón.
The youngest child of the Infanta Pilar, Fernando, who was born in 1974, married his longtime girlfriend doña Mónica Martín Luque in 2004. Mónica announced in 2011 that they were separated and thinking about the future of their marriage. Fernando and his wife have no children.
Her Royal Highness the Infanta Doña Margarita ,Duchess of Soria, II Duchess of Hernani.
Doña Margarita de Borbón y Borbón is the the younger sister of the King of Spain. Her Royal Highness was born in Rome in 1939, the second daughter and third child of the Count and Countess of Barcelona. The Infanta, who has been blind since birth, married in 1971 in Estoril Dr. Carlos Zurita y Delgado and speaks nine languages.
His Excellency the Duke of Soria and Hernani.
Don Carlos Zurita y Delgado, a Cardiologist like his father before him, was born in 1943. In 1971 he married the Infanta Doña Margarita becoming the Duke consort of Soria and Hernani when Her Royal Highness received both Dukedoms.
His Excellency Don Alfonso Juan Carlos Zurita y Borbón.
The first son of the Duchess and Duke of Soria, he will inherit the Dukedom of Hernani at the death of his mother to become the IIIrd Duke. Don Alfonso was born in Madrid in 1973, studied Political Sciences and is single.
Her Excellency Doña María Sofia Emilia Carmen Zurita y Borbón.
Doña María Zurita is the only daughter of HRH the Infanta doña Margarita and was born in Madrid in 1975. Her Excellency is single, owns her own Translation and Interpreting company and speaks Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian and German.