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Infanta Margarita of Spain Turns 74

  March 6, 2013 at 11:18 pm by

Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria and Hernani celebrates her 74th birthday on March 6th. A younger sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain, Margarita was born in 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 final years of the Spanish Civil War. Margarita has an … Continue reading

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Successfully Surgery for King Juan Carlos

  March 5, 2013 at 9:08 am by

March 3rd, 2013 – Madrid The Spanish Royal Court announced on Monday that the surgery on His Majesty the King for a herniated disc on his spine was a success. The 75 year old Spanish Monarch entered the La Milagrosa Clinic in Madrid on Sunday and greeted the awaiting media with a jovial “Here I go again”, which was obviously a reference to the health problems of the King over … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia visits Basílica de Nuestro Padre Jesús de Medinaceli

  March 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm by

March 1st, 2013 – Madrid Carrying on a 300 year old tradition in the Spanish Royal Family, Her Majesty the Queen 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 shrine and Statue of … Continue reading

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Prince & Princess of Monaco Attend Six Nations Rugby Match

  February 28, 2013 at 2:10 am by

February 23, 2013 – Twickenham, England The Prince and Princess of Monaco attended the Six Nations Rugby Match between France and England on Saturday February 23rd at Twickenham Stadium, outside London. The Monegasque royals were dressed warmly against the bitter winter weather, but looked relaxed and happy. England defeated France 23-13 in what was a very tense but entertaining game. The English victory means they have now won six of … Continue reading

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The Duke of Palma Back in Court

  February 25, 2013 at 10:00 am by

February 23rd, 2013 – Palma de Mallorca Inaki Urdangarin, the husband of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca was back in court in Palma de Mallorca on Saturday. A year after he was first summoned, a tired-looking Urdangarin made his way to the Balearic Islands Superior Court of Justice in Palma, capital of the Balearic Islands. The Duke Consort, who is the only son-in-law of King Juan Carlos, is … Continue reading

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More Surgery for King Juan Carlos

  February 25, 2013 at 9:35 am by

The Spanish Royal Court announced on February 21st that King Juan Carlos will undergo surgery on March 3rd for a herniated disc in his lumbosacral spine and a spinal stenosis. The surgery will be performed by Dr Manuel de la Torre Gutiérrez and his team at the Clínica La Milagrosa in Madrid. The aging Spanish Monarch underwent a medical examination on February 15th. This surgery will follow a recent operation … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Receive National Handball Team

  February 18, 2013 at 9:41 am by

The Spanish Royal Family received the Spanish Handball National Team at the Zarzuela Palace on Monday, February 11. Present at the reception were Their Majesties the King and Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias. The Spanish team are the current world handball champions, having beating Denmark at the tournament finals on January 27th. In a speech the King congratulated the entire team, their coaches and technical staff. His … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena attends the Opening of the 21st AULA Exhibition

  February 18, 2013 at 4:57 am by

In her first official act of 2013, Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo presided over the opening of the 21st AULA Exhibition at the Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I in Madrid. The AULA Educational Exhibition is according to the Europa Press ‘dedicated to improving the quality of teaching and guiding young people in their choice of studies’. The Duchess of Lugo was accompanied by the Spanish Minister for Education, Jose Ignacio … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family’s Luncheon for President of Guatemala

  February 18, 2013 at 4:52 am by

The Spanish Royal Family hosted a luncheon in honour of the official visit to Spain by the President of Guatemala and the First Lady at the Palacio Real in Madrid. The official visit from Guatemala took place between February 12th and 14th. The visit began with a private audience at the Zarzuela Palace between the King and the President, Mr.Fernando Perez Molina. Present at the luncheon at the magnificent Palacio … Continue reading

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Prince Albert II attends Sainte-Dévote Celebrations

  January 30, 2013 at 5:19 am by

Prince Albert II attended the annual Sainte-Dévote Celebrations in Monaco on Saturday, January 26th. The feast of Sainte-Dévote has a long tradition of devotion with the Monégasques Princely Family. The 4th century Christian martyr is the Patron Saint of both Monaco and Corsica. The Prince attended the traditional religious procession on his own this year. Last year he was accompanied by his wife and elder sister. At the end of the … Continue reading

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Prince Felipe of Spain turns 45

  January 30, 2013 at 5:13 am by

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Asturias turns 45 years old on Wednesday, January 30th. The heir apparent to the Spanish throne was born in Madrid to the then Prince Juan Carlos and Princess Sofia. The Prince has two older sisters, Infantas Elena and Cristina of Spain. In January 1977 he was created Prince of Asturias, the historic title held by the heir to the Spanish throne. In May 2004, Felipe … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family host Diplomatic Corps Reception

  January 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm by

January 23rd – Madrid King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia hosted the annual New Years reception given to the diplomatic corps accredited in Spain at the Palacio Real in Madrid. Their Majesties were accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias, and the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, who was joined by his wife. This year’s reception saw the number of invited guests reduced from last year’s 300 to around … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Turns 56

  January 24, 2013 at 12:04 am by

January 23rd, 2013 Her Royal Highness Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco turned 56 on January 23rd. The ever-popular Princess is the eldest child of the late Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, she is also the elder sister of the present Sovereign Prince, Albert II. The Princess was born at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, and was christened Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi. Currently, the Princess is the … Continue reading

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Royal Audiences At The Zarzuela Palace

  January 19, 2013 at 5:23 am by

Members of the Spanish Royal Family held a series of audiences at a Reception Room of the Zarzuela Palace this week. On January 15th, The Prince of Asturias hosted an audience for the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America, Mr. Leon Edward Panetta. The following day Prince Felipe hosted audiences for the Real Sociedad Deportiva Alcala, the first International Congress of Digital Photography, The Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

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Madrid 2020 Olympic Delegation Meet Prince Felipe

  January 19, 2013 at 5:14 am by

Members of the Madrid 2020 Olympic board of trustees were warmly received by His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias at the Palacio de la Zarzuela on Thursday, January 17th. Also present was the Prince’s aunt, Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz who is also an Honorary Member of the International Olympic Committee. The Prince was presented with the Madrid 2020 Candidature file which they hope will lead to … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI meets the Prince and Princess of Monaco

  January 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm by

January 12, 2013 – The Vatican The Prince and Princess of Monaco met with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday January 12th at the Vatican. Though Prince Albert has met with the Holy Father in the past, this was the first meeting and audience for Princess Charlène. The visit was said to have been of special importance to the Princely Couple, and the Pontiff congratulated Princess Charléne on her … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Preside Over Pascua Militar Celebrations

  January 8, 2013 at 1:12 pm by

Madrid – January 6th, 2013 Members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual Pascua Militar Celebrations in Madrid on January 6th, 2013 – the Roman Catholic Feast of the Epiphany. The traditional ceremony started at noon and took place at The Palacio Real in Madrid. In attendance this year were the King, Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias. His Majesty the King, despite still being on … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Turns 75

  January 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm by

Madrid – January 5th, 2013 His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain celebrated his 75th birthday on Saturday January 5th. The Spanish Monarch was born in Rome, the eldest son of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess María de las Mercedes, during the Royal Family’s exile. His Majesty has been King of Spain since November 1975, and to mark his 75th birthday, he granted a rare television interview. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Message for 2013 from Prince Albert II

  January 3, 2013 at 11:47 am by

January 1, 2013 – Monte Carlo The Prince of Monaco delivered his annual New Years Message from the Princes Palace in Monaco. Towards the end of the address, the Princess of Monaco also delivered a short 2013 New Years message. The New Years message is available to view on The Prince’s Palace of Monaco Facebook page and also at the Prince’s Palace of Monaco official page. View the video here.

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The King’s Christmas Message 2012

  December 29, 2012 at 11:00 am by

December 24th – 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 37th year of His Majesty’s reign is now available to view on the newly launched casareal YouTube channel. You can view the King’s Christmas Message below: Mensaje de Navidad de S.M. el Rey – 2012 – YouTube

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