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Emmanuelle de Dampierre Passes Away

  May 7, 2012 at 8:56 am by

Rome, Italy Emmanuelle de Dampierre passed away in Rome on May 2nd, 2012. Born into the Italian nobility on November 8th, 1913, Emmanuelle married Infante Jaime of Spain, Duke of Segovia on March 4th, 1935. The couple had two children: Don Alphonse de Bourbon (1936-1989) and Don Gonzalo de Bourbon (1937-2000). However, their marriage was unhappy and it ended in divorce in 1947. In 1949, Emmanuelle de Dampierre remarried in … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Opens New Civil Guard Cavalry Complex

  May 7, 2012 at 6:19 am by

Valdemoro – May 3rd, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo was in Valdemoro on the outskirts of Madrid on May 3rd. The eldest daughter of Their Majesties presided over the official opening of the new equestrian facilities of the Civil Guard at Valdemoro. A keen horsewoman and lover of equestrian, Infanta Elena was accompanied by the director general of the Guardia Civil, the Mayor of … Continue reading

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Infanta Sofía of Spain Celebrates her 5th Birthday

  May 2, 2012 at 9:36 am by

Madrid – April 29th, 2012 On Sunday April 29th, Her Royal Highness Infanta Sofía of Spain celebrated her fifth birthday. Infanta Sofía was born in at Ruber International Clinic in Madrid in 2007, the second daughter of the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Sofía is currently third in the line line of succession to the Spanish throne after her father, Prince Felipe, and older sister, Infanta Leonor. The Infanta is … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz in Malaga

  April 30, 2012 at 9:12 am by

Malaga – April 21st, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz attended the 40th anniversary of the ‘Nuevo Futuro’ at the Finca de la Concepción in Malaga. The elder sister of King Juan Carlos is the Honorary President of the ‘Nuevo Futuro’ charitable foundation and was welcomed by the Mayor of Malaga and several other dignitaries. The Duchess of Badajoz praised “smooth running of the Nuevo … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia hosts Dinner in Queen Silvia’s Honour at the Zarzuela Palace

  April 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm by

Madrid – April 20th, 2012 Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain welcomed Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden to the Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid on Friday April 20th. The King and Queen of Sweden are currently on a private visit to Spain, where the King will preside over the 63rd World Scout Foundation in Madrid. In a warm display of mutual affection, both queens entered the Palacio de … Continue reading

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Remembering Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain

  April 19, 2012 at 6:25 am by

On the 15th of April 1969, HM Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain passed away, aged 81 at Lausanne, Switzerland. A granddaughter of Queen Victoria, she was born at Balmoral in October 1887. In May 1906, she became the Queen Consort of Spain following her marriage to King Alfonso XIII. This union was an unhappy one, but the couple did have seven children, six of whom survived infancy. Queen Ena, as … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Fractures His Hip

  April 15, 2012 at 4:17 am by

Madrid – April 14th, 2012 His Majesty King Juan Carlos I has undergone surgery this morning following a fall in which he suffered a fracture in three fragments of his right hip. The 74-year-old monarch was on a private visit to Botswana; the Palace said the King’s fall in Botswana was “accidental” but gave no further details regarding his visit. The King was taken to the San Jose Hospital in … Continue reading

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Don Felipe Juan Froilan Involved in Shooting Accident

  April 10, 2012 at 6:56 am by

Soria – April 9th, 2012 His Excellency Don Felipe Juan Froilan de Marichalar has been taken to hospital in Madrid following a shooting accident where he was shot in the right foot. Don Felipe was enjoying an Easter break with his father and younger sister, Doña Victoria Federica, in Soria. He is the eldest child of HRH Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo and Jaime de Marichalar. His Excellency is also … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family attend 2012 Easter Sunday Mass

  April 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm by

Palma de Mallorca – April 8th, 2012 Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended the traditional Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca earlier today. Present this year were Their Majesties The King and Queen, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias along with Their Royal Highnesses the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena of Spain. The Royal Family were greeted outside the … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family celebrate Easter in Palma de Mallorca

  April 8, 2012 at 6:20 am by

The Spanish Royal Family have started to arrive on the Balearic Island of Mallorca for the annual family gathering and Easter holiday. Her Majesty The Queen arrived on the island earlier this week, and will be joined at the Palacio de Marivent by His Majesty The King and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena The Infanta Cristina is not expected … Continue reading

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Visit to Kuwait by His Majesty the King of Spain

  April 8, 2012 at 6:06 am by

Kuwait – April 4th, 2012 On Wednesday April 4th, His Majesty The King travelled on a visit to the Emirate of Kuwait. The purpose of this working visit was to promote and further develop the foreign and economic policies of Spain. Shortly after arriving, His Majesty held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kuwait. King Juan Carlos then attended a working lunch with the Emir of Kuwait, His Highness … Continue reading

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Death Anniversary of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona

  April 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm by

On April 1st, 1993, the father of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I passed away at the University Hospital of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. The Count of Barcelona had battled cancer for many years. Infante Juan was born on 20 June 1913, the third surviving son of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia. In 1933, he became heir to the Spanish Throne following the renunciations of his two older … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina opens Epidemic Exhibition in Barcelona

  March 29, 2012 at 8:00 am by

Barcelona – March 28th Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca attended the opening of the Epidemic Exhibition at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum in Barcelona. Prior to the opening, the Duchess attended a conference organised by the Institute for Global Health ISGlobal Barcelona. The exhibition will run at the museum until February 2013. This was the first visit to Spain by the King’s youngest daughter in over … Continue reading

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King and Queen at XXIX International Journalism Awards 2012

  March 29, 2012 at 7:52 am by

Madrid – March 28th Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain presided over the Eighth “Don Quijote” and XXIX International Journalism Awards 2012 ceremony at Casa de America on Wednesday March 28th in Madrid. The King and Queen were accompanied to the awards ceremony by the Deputy Prime Minister and several other leading dignitaries. The awards recognize and highlight quality reporting published either in Spanish or … Continue reading

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Princess of Asturias Presides Over CNSE Awards Ceremony 2011

  March 22, 2012 at 8:14 am by

March 15, 2012 – Madrid Her Royal Highness The Princess of Asturias presided over the CNSE Foundation Awards Ceremony in Madrid on Thursday March 15th, 2012. The CNSE, which was founded in 1936, is the Spanish National Confederation for Deaf People, which both “defends and serves the interests of people with hearing impairments and their families.” The CNSE Awards recognize both public and private work and initiatives that improve the … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the Death of Luis Gómez-Acebo

  March 9, 2012 at 7:53 am by

March 9th marks the anniversary of the death of Don Luis Gómez-Acebo, Viscount de la Torre who was the late husband of HRH Infanta Pilar of Spain and a brother-in-law to His Majesty The King. Don Luis died aged 56 in Madrid on March 9th, 1991 having battled cancer for many years. The couple married were married in May 1967 in Lisbon, Portugal and had five children together. Don Luis … Continue reading

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Infanta Margarita of Spain Celebrates her 73rd Birthday

  March 6, 2012 at 12:00 am by

March 6th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria and Hernani celebrates her 73rd birthday on March 6th. A younger sister of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain, Margarita was born on March 6th, 1939 in Rome, Italy and has been blind since birth. The youngest child of the late Count and Countess of Barcelona was born during the Royal Family’s exile during the … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena visits Basílica de Nuestro Padre Jesús de Medinaceli

  March 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

2nd of March, 2012 – Madrid Carrying on a 300 year old tradition in the Spanish Royal Family, Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain paid a visit to the Basílica de Nuestro Padre Jesús de Medinaceli in Madrid. The Roman Catholic Basilica houses the shrine of the statue of Padre Jesús Nazareno, which dates from the 1680s. The Spanish Royal Family have a long history of devotion to this … Continue reading

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The Duke of Palma appears before Balearic Court

  March 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm by

Saturday February 25th, 2012 Last Saturday, His Excellency Don Inaki Urdangarín, the Duke of Palma de Mallorca, arrived at the High Court of Palma de Mallorca via a side entrance. The husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain had been summoned to appear before the court to give evidence over allegations regarding the misappropriation of several millions euros of public funds. Before entering the High Court, Don Inaki stopped briefly to … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz in Seville

  February 20, 2012 at 7:27 am by

February 15th, 2012 – Seville Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz attended the opening of the ‘Rastrillo Nuevo Futuro’ at Los Lebreros Melia Hotel on February 15, 2012 in Seville. The elder sister of His Majesty the King is the Honorary President of this charitable foundatio, which is one the Infanta holds very dear. The opening started with a blessing by the Archbishop of Seville whom … Continue reading

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