Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz and paternal aunt of King Felipe VI has died. She was 83. The Infanta’s full name was María del Pilar Alfonsa Juana Victoria Luisa Ignacia y Todos los Santos de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias and she was born the first child of Don Juan de Borbón and Doña Maria de las Mercedes. As a female, she was not eligible to rule and her brother Juan Carlos came to the throne. Pilar was said to have been “the soul of the family” by one news outlet. She is survived by her five children and her extended family.
Here are more than a few selections of Pilar’s fashions over the years. Do you have another favorite not featured in this slideshow?
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🇪🇸 #news oggi è mancata a Madrid l'Infanta Pilar, Duchessa di Badajoz a causa di un cancro all’intestino. Nata nel 1936 a Cannes, era la primogenita dei Conti di Barcellona, Don Juan di Borbone e Doña Maria Mercedes di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, e sorella del Re Emerito Juan Carlos I di Spagna. Doña Pilar ha sposato Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Visconte de la Torre e Grande di Spagna (1934 – 1991). La coppia ha avuto 5 figli ◼️👑◼️ #sadnews today Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz died in Madrid. She had bowel cancer. Née in Cannes in 1936, she is the elder daughter of Don Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess María Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Doña Pilar married Don Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Viscount de la Torre, Grandee of Spain (1934 – 1991) and they had five children 🇪🇸 (swipee left ⬅️ to discover more photos👑) #onthisday #infantapilar #infantaria #casareal #casarealespañola #casadeborbón #houseofbourbon #spanishroyalfamily #spanishmonarchy #monarquiaespañola #realeza #spanishroyals #instaroyals #royal #royals #royalty #dnaroyals8gennaio