A Princess for Spain!

11/01/2005 at 06:16 PM ET

Update: CBB Reader Sonia from Spain let us know that the baby will be named Leonor, weighed 3,5 kg and weighed 47 cm long and that Princess Letizia had a C-section.

The Royal Palace in Spain has announced that Princess Letizia and husband Crown Prince Felipe de Bourbon have had a baby girl. Letizia had been admitted to a clinic north of Madrid yesterday and the birth took place early today. Felipe was present for the birth.

Source: News.com.au


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belle on

The name of the little Infanta(equivalent of princess in Spain)is Leonor. Congrats to the parents! =)

Angela on

I think the Spanish title and style looks so regal. The Spanish surname system, where part of each parent’s surname is included is wonderful too.

Su Alteza Real Doña Leonor de Borbón Ortiz, Infanta de España

which translates to the not quite as majestic

Her Royal Highness, Princess Leonor de Borbón Ortiz of Spain

However, it is strange that her parents haven’t given her a middle name (yet). “Todos de los Santos” (and all the saints) is a traditional Spanish royal middle name. Or Sofia or Paloma after the grandmothers might have been nice. Maybe when they register the birth some middle names might be added. The next most recent baby in the Spanish royal family, Irene Urdangarín de Borbón, was introduced by her parents as “just Irene”, but given the middle name “de Todos los Santos”.

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