Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz: Wikis

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Infanta Pilar
Duchess of Bajadoz; Viscountess de la Torre
Spouse Luis Gomez-Acebo y de Estrada
Issue
Simoneta Luisa Gomez-Acebo y de Borbón
Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gomez-Acebo y de Borbón
Bruno Alejandro Gomez-Acebo y de Borbón
Luis Alfonso Gomez-Acebo y de Borbón
Fernando Umberto Gomez-Acebo y de Borbón
Full name
María del Pilar Alfonsa Juana Victoria Luisa Ignacia
Father Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona
Mother Princess Maria Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born 30 July 1936 (1936-07-30) (age 73)
Cannes, France

The Infanta Pilar of Spain, 1st Duchess of Badajoz, Grandee of Spain (María del Pilar Alfonsa Juana Victoria Luisa Ignacia y Todos los Santos de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias) (born Cannes, 30 July 1936) is the elder daughter of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess Maria Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and older sister of current reigning King Juan Carlos of Spain. She has also a younger sister, Infanta Margarita of Spain.

Pilar[1] married Don Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, ?th Viscount de la Torre, 1st Duke Consort of Badajoz, Grandee of Spain (Madrid, 23 December 1934 – Madrid, 9 March 1991) on 6 May 1967 in Lisbon, Portugal. He was a son, the fourth of six children, of Jaime Gómez-Acebo y Modet (ca. 1900 – ?) and wife (m. 1927) Isabel Duque de Estrada y Vereterra, 9th Marchioness de Deleitosa (ca. 1903 – ?). His father was a son of the 3rd Marquesses de Cortina and an uncle of Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela. They had five children:

  • María de la Fatima Simonetta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (b. Madrid, 28 October/31 October 1968). She married in Palma de Mallorca on 12 September 1990 Jose Miguel Fernández y Sastrón, luego Fernández-Sastrón (b. Madrid, 14 June 1959), son of Jorge Fernández y Menéndez and wife Eloisa Sastrón y Herrera, and they have two sons and one daughter:
    • Luis Juan Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (b. Madrid, 23 September 1991)
    • Pablo Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (b. Madrid, 4 May 1995)
    • María de las Mercedes Fernández-Sastrón y Gómez-Acebo (b. Madrid, 17 January 2000)
  • Juan Filiberto Nicolás Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (b. Madrid, 6 December 1969), ?th Viscount de la Torre, unmarried and without issue
  • Bruno Alejandro Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (b. Madrid, 15 June 1971), married in Madrid at the Church of la Incarnación on 5 October 2002 Bárbara Cano y de la Plaza and they have two sons:
    • Alejandro Juan Gómez-Acebo y Cano (b. Madrid, 5 November 2004)
    • Guillermo Gómez-Acebo y Cano (b. Madrid, 23 November 2005)
  • Luis Beltrán Ataulfo Alfonso Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (b. Madrid, 20 May 1973), married at La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, on 18 September 2004 model Laura Ponte y Martínez, and they have a son and a daughter:
    • Luis Felipe Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (b. Madrid, 1 July 2005)
Spanish Royal Family
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HM The King
HM The Queen

    • Laura Gómez-Acebo y Ponte (b. Madrid, 1 July 2006)
  • Fernando Umberto Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón (b. Madrid, 30 September 1974), married in Madrid on 27 November 2004 Monica Fernán Luque, without issue

Pilar 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.


She was President of the International Equestrian Federation from 1994 to 2005, when she was replaced by Princess Haya bint Hussein. She was member of the International Olympic Committee for Spain from 1996 to 2006, when she became an honorary member, and Member of the Executive Board of the Spanish Olympic Committee.

The Infanta is fluent in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Arms

Titles

Royal styles of
Infanta Pilar of Spain

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Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am
  • 26 July 1947 – 6 May 1967: Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain
  • 6 May 1967 – 23 June 1981: Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar, Viscountess of la Torre
  • 23 June 1981 – 9 March 1991 : Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Viscountess of la Torre
  • 23 June 1981 – : Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Badajoz, Viscountess Dowager of la Torre

The Infanta's style and title in full: Her Royal Highness María del Pilar Alfonsa Juana Victoria Luisa Ignacia de Todos los Santos, Infanta of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Viscountess Dowager of la Torre.

Honours

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Ancestry

Footnotes and References

  1. ^ Infanta Pilar's actual given name is María del Pilar; however, due to the high number of women in Spain named María, as is the convention, she uses the name Pilar. For more information, see Spanish names.
  2. ^ "(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.  

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