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Carlos Zurita
Duke of Hernani and Soria
Spouse Infanta Margarita, 2nd Duchess of Hernani
Issue
Alfonso Juan Carlos Zurita y de Borbón
María Sofia Emilia Carmen Zurita y de Borbón
Father Carlos Zurita y González-Vitalte
Mother María del Carmen Delgado y Fernández de Santaella
Born 9 October 1943 (1943-10-09) (age 66)
Spanish Royal Family
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HM The King
HM The Queen


Carlos Emilio Juan Zurita y Delgado, Duke of Soria and Hernani Grandee of Spain (born Málaga, 9 October 1943), is the husband of Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria, the younger sister of current reigning King Juan Carlos and the younger daughter of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess Maria Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. He is styled as His Excellency The Duke of Soria and Hernani.

He was born to Carlos Zurita y González-Vitalte and wife María del Carmen Delgado y Fernández de Santaella[1] in Antequera, Málaga, Spain.

The Duke of Soria is a medical doctor. He studied Medicine in the University of Seville with merits and took his doctorate with a scholarship in the Saint Clement College in Bologna. In 1971 Carlos Zurita gained the position of teacher service manager of the Spanish National College of the Thorax Illness.[2]

He married Infanta Margarita, on 12 October 1972 in Estoril. They have two children:

  • Alfonso Juan Carlos Zurita y de Borbón (b. Madrid, 9 August 1973)
  • María Sofia Emilia Carmen Zurita y de Borbón (b. Madrid, 16 September 1975)

In 1989, the Duke and the Duchess of Soria created the Fundación Cultural Duques de Soria (The Duke and Duchess of Soria Cultural Foundation), its objective is to stimulate the Spanish language and culture. The Foundation cooperates with universities and Spanish cultural institutions to contribute the cultural and scientific development in Spain.[3]

The Duke of Soria is President of the Spanish Federation of the Museums Friends Associations and President of the Friends of Prado Museum Foundation. He also is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine.[2]

In 2003, the Duke and the Duchess of Soria received the Grand Cross of the Spanish Order of Alfonso X.[4]

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Titles, styles, honours and arms

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Arms

Royal styles of
The Duke of Soria and Hernani

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Reference style His Excellency
Spoken style Your Excellency
Alternative style Sir

Titles

  • 26 July 1960 – 6 January 1979: Mr. Carlos Zurita
  • 6 January 1979 – : His Excellency the Duke of Soria and Hernani

Honours

Orders
  • The Grand Cross of the Order of Alfonso X.

References

  1. ^ (Spanish) www.geneall.net (accessed 2 November,2008)
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) Anales de la Real Academia Nacional de Medicina, Duke of Soria’s laudatio in his appointment as member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine by Hipólito Durán Sacristán, 235-242. (accessed 2 November,2008)
  3. ^ (Spanish) The Duke and Duchess of Soria Cultural Foundation website. (accessed 2 November,2008)
  4. ^ (Spanish) Royal Decree 484/2003 The Duke of Soria member of the Spanish Royal Order of Alfonso X. BOE, Spanish Official Journal. (accessed 2 November,2008)

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