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Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Queen Sofia from Spain is celebrating today, November 2nd, her 72nd birthday, surrrounded by all the Royal Family. She was born to Athens (Greece) and has been married 48 years to King Juan Carlos from Spain, whom she met on a cruise of the Greek Islands. They had three children: Elena, Cristina and Felipe. Queen Sofia speaks five languages and worked as a childhood nurse in Rome before getting married. By the way, Queen Sofia is a great-great-great-grandaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and she is a second cousin to Charles and a first cousin to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg, the Prince of Wales and in fact, related to all the royal families in Europe.

But two days ago it was Leonor who celebrated her 5th birthday. The eldest child of Princess Letizia has just turned five years. Leonor de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz was born at 1:36 pm on October 31, 2005 at the Ruber International Hospital in Madrid, during a rainy night (by the way, her parents wed in a rainy day too!).

With the birth of Leonor the doubts about the sucession to the throne were cleared, the child was given the second position in the line of succession to the throne of Spain. Therefore, the daughter of Don Felipe and Doña Letizia became heir to the title Princess of Asturias. Her godparents at the christening were King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.

Princess (“Infanta” is, in fact, the title for Princess in Spain) Leonor study Early Childhood Education at Santa Maria de Rosales School in Madrid, where her own father also studied as a child. This year coincides with her sister Sofia in this school.

In the appearances of the Infanta Leonor with her sister Sofia, three years younger, whenever in front of the cameras of the media, she shows a great naturalness and friendliness, she is really a very sweet child.

The Princess celebrated her birthday in the privacy of her home, the Palacio de la Zarzuela, just as her father held at his age. Leonor blew the candles on a children's party where she met her relatives and friends.

I leave here some cute photos of Princess Leonor, along her five years old life. According to her mum, she looks like and takes after her father, Prince Felipe, though I would also say she resembles her grandmother a little bit, Queen Sofia, as well.

With mum, Princess Letizia

With dad and mum

She was one

She was two here, a sweet doll indeed

Here she was three, when starting at school

Last year she was four here

With mummy and granny in Mallorca holidays

Here looking like a Menina,
resembling Diego Velázquez painting "Las meninas"

And here this is a guessing look as she would be at 18,
according to a Spanish newspaper, though I think
here she resembles her mother above all!


  1. This family is so beautiful. That girl is so cute!

  2. Sissy thanks for your comment about the cute Princess and related to the Mediterranean Diet we do not miss anything if we just give a try, after all, our health deserves it, I think! Lovely week my friend!

  3. CHARO, MADRILEÑA1 December 2010 at 19:11

    infanta leonor is a very nice girl and sociable.
    she´s very like your father, she´s wiil be a good
    Queen, she is going the best school, to prepare for future.
    she has very excepcional,though me I don´t like queen.
    I do like free,I haven´t enviuos.

  4. i love this post! What a beautiful little girl1

  5. Yes Ashleigh, I agree, she is so sweet and lovely! Hugs!

  6. Leonor is like a fairy tale princess.

    1. I agree with you, she is just lovely. Thanks for coming and leaving your comment,


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