Friday, January 5, 2018

80th birthday luncheon for King Juan Carlos

@ Casareal

King Felipe V and Queen Letizia hosted a birthday luncheon at Zarzuela Palace for Felipe's father, King Juan Carlos' 80th birthday. The palace released a family photo.

From L-R King Felipe V, Queen Letizia, Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbon, King Juan Carlos,  Queen Sofia, Infanta Elena and Felipe de Marichalar.   King Felipe's two daughters,  Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, and Infanta Sofia are in the front row,

Infanta Cristina nor her four children were at luncheon.  Was she invited?  Did she decline the invitation?  No idea.   This was a private family event and the palace's press office declined to provide any information apart from the release of the photo.

The guest included Juan Carlos' younger sister, Infanta Margarita and her husband, Carlos Zurita, and their two children, Alfonso and Maria,  Princess Christina of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies and her husband, Pedro Lopez-Quesada,  the Duke and Duchess of Calabria and their son, Juan (a godson of King Juan Carlos),  Bruno Gomez-Acebo, a son of King Juan Carlo's older sister, Infanta Pilar, and his wife, Barbara Cano, Manuel Morales y Borbon-Dos Sicilias and his wife, Emma Ruiz.  It is understood that other family members and godchildren of King Juan Carlos were also at the party.


Diane Brown said...

I read that she and her children were invited but the husband was not so she declined. True? Who knows

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

She was on vacation in Italy with her four kids

Diane Brown said...

Yes Rome.