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Infanta Elena
Duchess of Lugo
Spouse Jaime de Marichalar
Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón
Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón
Full name
English: Helen Mary Elizabeth Dominica of Silos
Spanish: Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos
House House of Borbon[1][2]
Father Juan Carlos I of Spain
Mother Sofía of Greece and Denmark
Born 20 December 1963 (1963-12-20) (age 46)
Madrid, Spain

HRH Doña Elena, Infanta of Spain, 1st Duchess of Lugo (Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos de Borbón y de Grecia; born 20 December 1963, Madrid), MA (Exon), is the elder daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain, and fourth in the line of succession to the Spanish throne. She has a younger sister, the Infanta Cristina of Spain, and a younger brother, Felipe, Prince of Asturias.

Infanta Elena has participated in many official events, having travelled to Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Argentina, Japan, Peru and the Philippines representing the Royal Family.


Personal life

She married Jaime de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada, son of the Count and the Countess of Ripalda, on 18 March 1995, in Seville Cathedral, Seville, at which time her father conferred on her the title Duchess of Lugo for life.[3] She has two children:

On 13 November 2007, it was announced that the Infanta had separated from her husband.[4] In November 2009, the Spanish media said that Infanta Elena and Jaime de Marichalar would divorce, a rumour had initiated one year before.[5][6] Their divorce papers were signed on 25 November 2009.[7] The Duchess and Duke of Lugo were divorced in December 2009.[8] On 21 January 2010 the divorce was registered at the Civil Registry of the Spanish Royal Family. It was officially announced on 9 February 2010. Jaime de Marichalar lost the ducal title and the status as member of the Spanish Royal Family.[9]

Titles, styles, honours and arms




Royal styles of
Infanta Elena of Spain

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Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am
  • 20 December 1963 – 26 September 1997: Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain
  • 18 March 1995 – : Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo

The Infanta's style and title in full: Her Royal Highness Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos, Infanta of Spain, Duchess of Lugo.




Spanish Royal Family
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HM The King
HM The Queen

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ The English language version of the Official Royal Family website is rendered as Borbon while in Spanish it is rendered as Borbón
  3. ^ Real Decreto 323/1995
  4. ^ "Zarzuela announces the separation of the Duchess and Duke of Lugo" (Spanish)
  5. ^ (Spanish) "Duchess and Duke of Lugo divorce". (accessed 17 November 2009)
  6. ^ (Spanish) Lola Galán. "Is it a State divorce?" (accessed 17 November 2009)
  7. ^ (Spanish) Infanta Elena of Spain and her husband sign divorce papers". (accessed 26 November 2009)
  8. ^ Villar, Cote. Guardián de acero para el divorcio real. La otra crónica, no. 55 (2010-02-06). El Mundo
  9. ^ (Spanish) "La Infanta Elena ya está divorciada de Marichalar". (accessed 9 February 2010)
  10. ^ "(Spanish) Cadency of the Spanish Royal House". José Juan Carrión Rangel, Blog de heráldica. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 

External links

Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
Born: 20 December 1963
Spanish royalty
Preceded by
Infanta Sofía
Line of succession to the Spanish Throne
4th position
Succeeded by
Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón


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