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Felipe & Letizia Visit Newly Restored Cathedral of Tarazona

  February 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm by

February 9th, 2012 – Tarazona Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias paid a visit to the newly restored Cathedral of Tarazona in the Zaragoza province, Spain earlier today. The Gothic Cathedral which was constructed in the 12th century has ungone a major restoration since 1984. A well wrapped-up Felipe and Letizia were dressed in winter overcoats and braved the cold to meet the crowds of well wishers … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina in Barcelona

  February 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm by

February 8th, 2012 – Barcelona After a lenghty and notable absence from Spain over the past few months, Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca returned to Barcelona this week. The Infanta was back in the Catalan capital as part of her duties and commitments for the Fundación La Caixa. Over the past few months, Infanta Cristina has been keeping a low public profile following the corruption … Continue reading

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Prince Felipe Turns 44

  February 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm by

His Royal Highness Don Felipe de Borbon y Grecia, the Prince of Asturias, celebrated his 44th birthday on January 30th. The Prince is the third and youngest child of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain and heir to the Spanish Throne. This year His Royal Highness celebrated his birthday with a visit to the Canary Island of El Hierro. Accompanied by his wife, HRH The Princess of Asturias. … Continue reading

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Presentation of Credentials & Diplomatic Corps Reception

  January 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm by

On Monday January 10, 2012, His Majesty the King recieved the credentials of new ambassadors from Tunisia, Sweden, Pakistan, Andorra, Romania and Ecuador. This very formal ceremony always takes place at the Palacio Real in Madrid. On January 24th, 2012, the Royal Family presided over the annual reception for the Diplomatic Corps at the Palacio Real in Madrid. Present this year were Their Majesties the King and Queen and Their … Continue reading

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The Duke of Palma de Mallorca Summoned to Testify in Court

  January 21, 2012 at 9:17 am by

Don Inaki Urdangarin, the husband of HRH Infanta Cristina, has been summoned by the Balearic Islands Superior Court of Justice to testify on February 6th as part of an ongoing investigation into the misuse of public funds. The investigation surrounds claims that the Duke misused public funds given to the Nóos Institute, which he headed as President until 2006. The Nóos Institute – which was meant to be a non-profit … Continue reading

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Royal Family Preside Over Pascua Militar Celebrations

  January 20, 2012 at 9:07 am by

January 06, 2012 – Madrid, Spain Members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual Pascua Militar celebrations in Madrid on January 6th, the Roman Catholic Feast of the Epiphany. The traditional ceremony started at noon and took place at the Palacio Real in Madrid. His Majesty The King, in the presence of the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias, reviewed members of the armed forces and … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Turns 74

  January 13, 2012 at 2:12 am by

On January 5th, His Majesty The King of Spain celebrated his 74th Birthday. Many would agree that 2011 was a rather difficult year for the Spanish Monarch. April 2011 saw the absence of the King from the annual Royal Easter gathering at Palma de Mallorca, the first time this has happened for many years. The summer of 2011 also saw the King having surgery on his right knee and then … Continue reading

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King Presides over the State Opening of the Cortes

  January 8, 2012 at 8:18 am by

December 27th, 2011 – Madrid His Majesty King Juan Carlos I, accompanied by Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias, presided over the State Opening of the Cortes on December 27th. The Royal Party arrived at the Cortes with a mounted military escort, where they were greeted by the new Prime Minister and other dignitaries. Noticably absent from the solemn opening ceremony of … Continue reading

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The King’s Christmas Message

  January 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm by

December 24, 2011 – Zarzuela Palace, Madrid On Christmas Eve, His Majesty The King delivered his annual televised Christmas address from the Zarzuela Palace. The traditional message on this, the 36th year of His Majesty’s reign, began with the King wishing everyone best wishes for peace and happiness. The main themes of this year’s Christmas message were the current economic crisis in Spain, at the end of a difficult year … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena turns 48

  December 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm by

On December 20th, Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain, the Duchess of Lugo celebrated her 48th birthday. The eldest daughter of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain was born in 1963 in Madrid. The Infanta was baptised at the Zarzuela Palace and given the names Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos de Borbon y Grecia. Infante Alfonso de Orléans, Duke of Galliera and the … Continue reading

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Official Visit to The Republic of Chile by Felipe & Letizia

  December 11, 2011 at 4:52 am by

The 22nd-24th of November, 2011 Their Royal Highnesses The Prince nd Princess of Asturias undertook an official visit to The Republic of Chile on Monday November 21st. The 4-day visit was the couple’s first trip to Chile. The Prince and Princess departed from Madrid’s Barajas Airport on Monday, November 21st. On Tuesday, November 22nd the Prince and Princess’ first official act was a wreath laying ceremony at the Statue of … Continue reading

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Don Pablo Urdangarín’s 11th Birthday

  December 7, 2011 at 8:49 am by

His Excellency, Don Pablo Nicolás Sebastián Urdangarín y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain celebrated his 11th birthday on December 6th – the Feast of St Nicholas. Don Pablo is the second eldest son of HRH The Infanta Cristina of Spain and Don Inaki Urdangarín, Duke Consort of Palma de Mallorca. His Excellency is currently ninth in the line of succession to the Spanish Throne and is also the fourth eldest … Continue reading

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The Infanta’s Engagements

  November 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm by

Her Royal Highness The Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended several events this past week. On November 22nd, Her Royal Highness presided over the awards of the ‘Special Olympics Spain’ which took place at the Casa de America in Madrid. The Infanta presented awards and later posed for several photographs. On November 23rd, the eldest daughter of the King and Queen attended the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art … Continue reading

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36th Anniversary of the King’s Accession

  November 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm by

On November 22nd, 1975 Juan Carlos I of Spain was proclaimed King before the Spanish Cortes. The King, the Queen and their three children entered the royal dias before a packed Spanish Cortes. Also present were the King’s two sisters and other members of the extended Spanish Royal Family, who watched the historic events from another viewing gallery. His Majesty the King took the Oath whilst holding his hand on … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar Launches ‘Rastrillo Nuevo Futuro’ 2011

  November 20, 2011 at 6:39 am by

On November 14th, HRH Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz launched The ‘Rastrillo Nuevo Futuro’ 2011 at the Telefonica Store in Madrid. The elder sister of His Majesty The King is the Honorary President of charitable partnership which was founded in 1968. The Nuevo Futuro/New Futures is a partnership dedicated to the creation and maintenance of foster homes for children deprived of the family environment (children who are orphaned, … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia’s Visit to London

  November 19, 2011 at 4:40 am by

Monday November 7th, 2011 – London Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias paid a visit to London on November 7th to attend a gala dinner to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom. The one-day visit saw the Prince and Princess attend several events in London. The Prince and Princess’ first port of call was a visit the ‘World Travel … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Presides over Solidarity Campaign

  November 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm by

November 2nd, 2011 – Madrid Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain presided over the launch of the XII Edition of the Solidarity Campaign, titled ‘Un Juguete, Una Ilusion’, at the Radio Television Espanola Headquarters in Madrid. The Infanta was accompanied by the Secretary-General of Health, the President of the Board of Directors of RTVE and the Regional Secretary of Tourism of the Generalitat Valenciana. The charity campaign aims to … Continue reading

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The King’s Nieces attend the Telva Awards

  November 5, 2011 at 1:55 am by

Their Excellencies Doña Simoneta Gomez Acebo and Doña María Zurita both attended the Telva Awards in Madrid on October 24th. The lavish red carpet fashion awards were held at the Palacio de Montalban in Madrid. Doña Simoneta is the only daughter of the King’s elder sister, Infanta Pilar; whilst Doña María is the only daughter of his younger sister, Infanta Margarita. The Gala Telva Awards Ceremony are Spain’s biggest fashion … Continue reading

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Simoneta Gómez-Acebo Celebrates 43rd Birthday

  October 31, 2011 at 12:10 am by

Her Excellency Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo, Grandee of Spain celebrated her 43rd birthday on Friday, October 28th. Simoneta is the only daughter of HRH Infanta Pilar of Spain and the late Don Luis Gómez-Acebo, she is also the eldest niece of HM King Juan Carlos I. María de Fatima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón was born on October 28th, 1968, which is also the Roman Catholic Feast of Saint Simon. … Continue reading

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The Prince of Asturias Awards 2011

  October 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm by

The 2011 prestigious Prince of Asturias Awards took place last Friday October 21st, 2011 in Oviedo, the historical capital of the Principality of Asturias. Shortly before noon on Thursday, both Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia granted a series of audiences at the Council Room of the Reconquista Hotel in Oviedo. Later that evening, the Prince and Princess of Asturias attended a concert at the Prince Felipe Auditorium. The awards ceremony took place on Friday … Continue reading

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