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Infanta Margarita
Duchess of Soria; Duchess of Hernani
Duchess of Hernani
Predecessor Manfredo de Borbón
Heir-Apparent Alfonso Juan Carlos Zurita y de Borbón
Spouse Carlos Zurita, Duke of Soria
Issue
Alfonso Juan Carlos Zurita y de Borbón
María Sofia Emilia Carmen Zurita y de Borbón
Full name
Margarita María de la Victoria Esperanza Jacoba Felicidad Perpetua y Todos los Santos (et omnes sancti)
Father Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona
Mother Princess Maria Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born 6 March 1939 (1939-03-06) (age 70)
Rome

The Infanta Margarita of Spain, 1st Duchess of Soria, 2nd Duchess of Hernani, Grandee of Spain (Doña Margarita María de la Victoria Esperanza Jacoba Felicidad Perpetua y Todos los Santos (et omnes Sancti) de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias) (born Rome, 6 March 1939), is the younger daughter of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess Maria Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and younger sister of current reigning King Juan Carlos of Spain and of Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. Margarita has been blind since birth.

She married Carlos Emilio Juan Zurita y Delgado (a medical doctor born in 1943) 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)

Margarita renounced her right of succession upon marriage, but her renunciation took place before the adoption of the Spanish Constitution and was not ratified by the Cortes.

On 6 January 1979, the Infanta's cousin, Manfredo de Borbón, 1st Duke de Hernani, died and willed his ducal title to be inherited by Margarita. The King granted this request, and on 27 May 1981, she became 2nd Duchess de Hernani. The next month, on 23 June 1981, she was granted her own dukedom for life, and became 1st Duchess of Soria. This title won't be inherited by her son, though he will be 3rd Duke of Hernani someday.

In 1989, alongside her husband, they created the Fundación Cultural Duques de Soria (The Duke and Duchess of Soria Cultural Foundation). She's also Honorary President of Madrid's delegation of UNICEF and of the Spanish Heart Foundation.

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Titles, styles, honours and arms

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Arms

Titles

Royal styles of
Infanta Margarita of Spain

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Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am
  • 26 July 1960 – 6 January 1979: Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita of Spain
  • 6 January 1979 – 23 June 1981: Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Hernani
  • 23 June 1981 – : Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria, Duchess of Hernani

The Infanta's style and title in full: Her Royal Highness Margarita María de la Victoria Esperanza Jacoba Felicidad Perpetua de Todos los Santos, Infanta of Spain, Duchess of Soria, Duhess of Hernani.

Honours

Orders
  • The 1,192nd Dame of the Royal Order of Queen Maria Luisa on 6 March 1957.
  • The Grand Cross of the Order of Alfonso X.[3]

Ancestry

Spanish Royal Family
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HM The King
HM The Queen

External links

Infanta Margarita, 2nd Duchess of Hernani
Cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty
Born: 6 March 1939
Spanish nobility
Preceded by
Manfredo de Borbón, 1st Duke of Hernani
Duchess of Hernani Incumbent
Heir:
Alfonso Zurita y de Borbón

References

  1. ^ "(Spanish) Cadency of the Spanish Royal House". José Juan Carrión Rangel, Blog de heráldica. http://blogdeheraldica.blogspot.com/2009/04/conceptos-heraldicos-iv-la-brisura-en.html. Retrieved 2009-11-29.  
  2. ^ (Spanish) [1] Universidad de Valladolid, Nota de Prensa 09-01-30 (accessed on 11 December 2009)
  3. ^ (Spanish) Royal Decree 483/2003 The Duchess of Soria and Hernani member of the Spanish Royal Order of Alfonso X. BOE, Spanish Official Journal. (accessed 2 November,2008)

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