|House of Borbón-Anjou|
|Parent house||House of Bourbon|
|Founded||16 November 1700|
|Founder||Philip V (Felipe V)|
|Current head||Felipe VI|
"His/Her Royal Highness"
(Latin for 'Further beyond')
|Estate(s)||Royal Palace of Madrid (seat)|
Palace of Zarzuela (residence)
Royal Palace of El Pardo
Royal Site of El Escorial
Royal Palace of Aranjuez
Royal Palace of La Granja
Royal Palace of Riofrío
Royal Palace of La Almudaina
Naples, Sardinia, Sicily, Milan, Lothier, Brabant, Limburg, Luxemburg, Namur, Flanders, Hainaut:
Río de la Plata:
|Cadet branches||House of Bourbon-Parma|
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
House of Bourbon-Braganza
The House of Borbón-Anjou, or simply House of Borbón (Spanish: Casa de Borbón), is the reigning royal house of the Kingdom of Spain. The current Spanish royal family consists of the present king, King Felipe VI, the queen consort, Queen Letizia, their children Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía of Spain, and the king's parents, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía. The House of Borbón-Anjou is a branch of the House of Bourbon that descends from Philip V of Spain. The royal family lives at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, although their official residence is the Royal Palace of Madrid.
The titles and styles of the Royal Family are as follows:
|Queen María de las Mercedes||King Alfonso XII||Queen María Cristina|
|Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies||Mercedes, Princess of Asturias||King Alfonso XIII||Queen Victoria Eugenia|
|Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria||Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria||Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona||Princess María de las Mercedes, Countess of Barcelona|
|Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria||The Dowager Duchess of Calabria**||Luis Gómez-Acebo, Duke of Badajoz and Viscount of La Torre**||The Duchess of Badajoz and Dowager Viscountess of La Torre||King Juan Carlos I*||Queen Sofía*||The Duke of Soria and Hernani**||The Duchess of Soria and Hernani**|
|Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo y Borbón**||The Viscount de la Torre**||Don Bruno Gómez-Acebo y Borbón**||Don Luis Gómez-Acebo y Borbón**||Don Fernando Gómez-Acebo y Borbón**||Don Alfonso Zurita y Borbón**||Doña María Zurita y Borbón**|
|Jaime de Marichalar||The Duchess of Lugo**||Iñaki Urdangarin**||Infanta Cristina**||The King*||The Queen*|
|Don Felipe de Marichalar y Borbón**||Doña Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón**||Juan Urdangarín y Borbón**||Don Pablo Urdangarín y Borbón**||Don Miguel Urdangarín y Borbón**||Doña Irene Urdangarín y Borbón**||The Princess of Asturias*||Infanta Sofía*|
* - Member of the Royal Family (as opposed to the Family of the King, or extended family)
** - Member of the Extended royal family
Members of the Spanish Royal Family are often asked by non-profit charitable, cultural, or religious organizations within and without Spain to become their patrons, a role the Spanish constitution recognizes and codified in Title II Article 62 (j). It is incumbent for the monarch "to exercise the High Patronage of the Royal Academies". Royal patronage conveys a sense of official credibility as the organization is scrutinized for suitability. A royal presence often greatly raises the profile of the organization and attracts media publicity and public interest that the organization may not have otherwise garnered, aiding in the charitable cause or cultural event. Royalty make use of their considerable celebrity to assist the organization to raise funds or to promote government policy.
Additionally, members of the royal family may also pursue their own charitable and cultural interests. Queen Sofía devotes much of her time to the Queen Sofia Foundation (Fundación Reina Sofía); while Leonor, Princess of Asturias presents the annual Princess of Asturias Awards (Premios Princesa de Asturias), which aims to promote "scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of mankind's universal heritage." The Princess of Asturias Foundation (Fundación Princesa de Asturias) holds the annual Princess of Asturias Awards acknowledging the contributions of individuals, entities, and/or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, or public affairs.
King Felipe VI serves as president of the Organization of Ibero-American States which hosts the annual Ibero-American Summit, serves as president of the Codespa Foundation, which finances specific economic and social development activities in Latin American and other countries, and serves as president of the Spanish branch of the Association of European Journalists, which is composed of achieving communications professionals. King Felipe VI also serves as honorary chair of the Ministry of Culture National Awards Ceremonies.
Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, Juan Carlos' elder daughter, is the Director of Cultural and Social Projects of Mapfre Foundation, while Infanta Cristina, Juan Carlos' younger daughter, served as the Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations for the 2nd World Assembly on Ageing, and is a member of the Dali Foundation Board of Trustees, president of the International Foundation for Disabled Sailing, and Director of Social Welfare at the La Caixa Foundation in Barcelona where she lives with her family.
King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, and Infanta Cristina are all members of the Bilderberg Group, an informal think-tank centered on United States and European relations, and other world issues.