THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY

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Su Alteza Real la Infanta Doña Elena
(Her Royal Highness the Princess Elena)

Princess Elena is the oldest child of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía.  She is currently second in line to the throne after her brother.  She was born on December 20, 1963.  Her full name is Elena Maria, Isabel, Dominica de Silos de Borbón y Grecia.  In 1986 she qualified and taught as an English teacher.  On March 18, 1995, she married.  Upon being married the King gave her the title, Duchess de Lugo. Her son, Felipe was born in 1998 and her daughter Victoria in 2000. Until the Prince marries and has children, Elena's children are 3rd and 4th in line to the throne.  As part of her royal duties Princess Elena has made official visits to several countries including Japan and Argentina.  She also is honorary president of the Spanish Special Olympics and has a very keen interest in the welfare of children.

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