THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY

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

Princess Cristina is the second oldest child of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía.  She was born on June 13, 1965.  She is currently 5th in line to the Spanish throne.  Her full name is Cristina, Federica de Borbón y Grecia.  In 1989 she graduated from the University of Madrid with a degree in Politics.  In 1990 she graduated from the University of New York with a Master's degree in International Relations.  While in New York City she worked with the United Nations.  In 1988 she was a member of the Spanish Olympic Sailing team.   On October 4, 1997, she married in Barcelona, where she and her family current live.  

Upon being married she was granted the title Duchess de Palma de Mallorca.  Her son Juan was born in 1999 and her son Pablo was born in 2000.  On April 30, 2002, she had a third son, Miguel. She is honorary chairman of the Spanish Committee of UNESCO (a part of the United Nations).  She is also the chairman of the Princess Cristina foundation for the Physically and Mentally Handicapped.  She personally has worked with handicapped individuals to teach them how to sail.

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