Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Phasing out the Infantas?

The Royal Household in Spain is looking at the possibility of further limiting the size of the Royal Family.  This has been confirmed to the Spanish newspaper, ABC. 

The first reports of a change surfaced about a decade ago, and raised the possibility that when the Prince of Asturias married and had children, the Palace would reduce the official activities of the Prince's two sisters, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina.    The two Infantas would be in a similar position as King Juan Carlos' two sisters, Infanta Pilar and Infanta Margarita, who are considered members of the King's family, but are not members of the Royal Family.

Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina do not receive state support for their official duties.  But Zarzuela Palace has acknowledged that there are no plans to change the current structure of the Royal Family.


MAXny said...

Sophia has no plans to change the current structure.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Max, Queen Sophie is not the head of state. Zarzuela refers to the residence or the office of the king.

MAXny said...

I was being sarcastic, meaning Sophia would probably have a fit if her daughters where phased out. Influence goes a long way.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

The funny thing is that the Infantas have very few official duties and do not receive state allowances.