Juan Carlos Alfonso Victor María de Borbón y Borbón was King Juan Carlos I of Spain from 1975 until his abdication in 2014.
He was born on January 5, 1938 in Rome, Italy. He is married to Queen Emeritus Sofia of Greece, with whom he has three children: the Infanta Elena, the Infanta Cristina, and the current King Felipe VI.
King Juan Carlos of Spain’s children
The Infanta Elena, born on December 20, 1963, was married to Jaime de Marichalar, from that relationship two children were born, Felipe and Victoria.
Elena has been involved in humanitarian and cultural activities.
Infanta Cristina, born on June 13, 1965, was married to Iñaki Urdangarin (currently separated and in divorce proceedings), and from that marriage, they had four children: Juan, Pablo, Miguel, and Irene.
Cristina was involved in financial scandals and in 2018 along with her husband, but was acquitted of the charge of tax fraud.
The youngest son of Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia is the current King Felipe VI, who was born on January 30, 1968. The then-prince married Letizia Ortiz in 2004 and they have two daughters, Princess of Asturias Leonor and Infanta Sofia.
Felipe ascended to the throne in 2014 following his father’s abdication.
Juan Carlos I grandchildren
King Emeritus Juan Carlos I has 8 grandchildren and his relationship with all of them is very close despite the distance and challenges they have faced, the family has been seen to stick together at important moments and celebrate special occasions together.
All of his grandchildren with the exception of Leonor and Sofia have gone to visit him in Abu Dhabi, the city he chose to live in 2020 after several financial controversies in his home country. This has led to a decrease in joint public appearances.
The grandchildren of King Juan Carlos I are as follows:
Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y Borbón: He is the eldest son of Infanta Elena and Jaime de Marichalar. He was born on July 17, 1998, and is the eldest grandson of Juan Carlos I.
He is the fourth in the line of succession to the Spanish throne, after the Princess of Asturias, Infanta Sofia, and his mother, Infanta Elena.
Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón: She is the youngest daughter of Elena and Jaime. She was born on September 9, 2000, and is the younger sister of Felipe Juan Froilán.
She is the fifth in the line of succession to the Spanish Crown, after Princess Leonor; Infanta Sofia; her mother, Infanta Elena, and her brother.
Juan Valentín de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y Borbón: He is the eldest son of Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin. He was born on September 29, 1999.
Juan is the seventh in the line of succession to the Spanish throne.
Pablo Nicolás Sebastián de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y Borbón: He is the second son of Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin. He was born on December 6, 2000.
Pablo occupies the seventh place in the line of succession to the Spanish crown.
Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y Borbón: He is the third son of Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin. He was born on April 30, 2002.
In the line of succession to the Crown, he occupies the ninth place, after his two brothers.
Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y Borbón: She is the youngest daughter of Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin. She was born on June 5, 2005.
She holds the last place of the grandchildren of the kings to the Spanish Throne, being the tenth in the line of succession.
Leonor de Borbón y Ortiz: She is the eldest daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia. She was born on October 31, 2005, and occupies the first place in the line of succession to the Spanish throne.
In 2014 when her father ascended to the throne she became the youngest heir to the Crown in Europe, at only 9 years old.
Sofía de Borbón y Ortiz: She is the youngest daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia. She was born on April 29, 2007, and is very close to her older sister, Leonor.
She is the eighth of eight grandchildren of King Emeritus Juan Carlos I and the fourth girl. Sofia was born with the title of Infanta of Spain and is the second in the line of succession to the throne.