Princess Elena married Jaime de Marichalar, a banker, in the wedding of the year in Seville in 1995. They have two children, nine-year-old Felipe Juan Froilan and seven-year-old Victoria Federica
The palace's brief statement did not provide a reason for the separation.
Spain's king and queen have two other children, Princess Cristina and Crown Prince Felipe. Both are married and have children.
Elena is fourth in line to the Spanish throne, behind her younger brother Felipe
and his two daughters.
The 43-year-old Duchess of Lugo, a title she was given on her marriage, was born to King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia on Dec. 20, 청양출장만남
1963. She taught English before her marriage. Her royal duties include leading the Spanish Special Olympics and other organizations dedicated to the welfare of children.