Infanta Leonor of Spain

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The Infanta, one week after her birth.
The Infanta, one week after her birth.
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The Infanta Leonor of Spain (Leonor de Borbón y Ortiz, in English: Eleanor), born October 31, 2005, in Madrid, is the first and only child of Felipe, the Prince of Asturias and his wife Princess Letizia, and thus second in the succession line to the Spanish throne after her father.

Her birth will probably lead to a revision of the Spanish Constitution of 1978 to abolish the precedence of male heirs over their older sisters. In this case, she could become heir apparent when her father is king, and in all likelihood will become Queen Leonor of Spain.

She was born at 01:46am in the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid by means of a caesarean section necessitated by non-progression of labor. Infanta Leonor weighed 3.5 kilos and was 47 centimetres long. Her birth was announced by the Royal Family to the press via SMS. Leonor left the Ruber Clinic with her parents on 7 November 2005.

The Infanta will be baptised with water from the river Jordan, as was her father in 1968, which is a tradition in the royal family.

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Styles of
The Infanta Leonor
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Preceded by:
Heir Apparent to the Spanish Throne Felipe
Line of succession to the Spanish Throne
Succeeded by:
HRH Infanta Elena
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