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First Award Named Princess of Asturias

  January 13, 2010 at 4:49 am by

The Spanish National Council for Sports, who annually organise the National Sports Awards, announced today that this year’s edition will have a new addition, the Princess of Asturias Prize, which will be awarded to the most outstanding sportsmen or sportswoman with less than 18 years of age of the past year. The Award’s principal intention is to reward the more outstanding Spanish sportsman, sportswoman, associations and sports institutions of the … Continue reading

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Sweden passes the EU Presidency to Spain

  January 13, 2010 at 4:35 am by

On January 8, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias, attended the gala of the official handing over of the presidency of the European Union’s council from Sweden to Spain, which will be held for the next six months. The Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, the Spanish Minister for Culture, Ángeles … Continue reading

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Numbers and Facts to Finish 2009

  December 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm by

In 2009, the members of royal family have attended a total of 716 activities, of which 439 took place within Spain and 277 abroad, reports the Household of The King in the annual balance of the royal family official engagements. According to the report we can conclude that Her Majesty the Queen Sofia is the hardest worker of the family; the 71 year old woman participated in 343 engagements during … Continue reading

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Spanish Christmas Greetings

  December 21, 2009 at 3:15 am by

As is usual since a few years, the Spanish Royal House published on its website their 2009 Christmas Cards, a few days before Christmas. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia chose for their greeting card a Nativity Scene, who represents the birth of Jesus. The three figures (Mary, Jesus and Joseph) belong to the National Treasury. They were made at the XVIII century when King Carlos III of Spain ordered … Continue reading

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Princess Letizia presents the “Stela Poject” Awards

  December 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm by

Yesterday, the Princess of Asturias attended the presentation of the “Stela Project” Awards in its 14th edition in Madrid. The Stela Project is an initiative created in 1995 and promoted by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Madrid, whose aim is to facilitate the incorporation to a normal environment of work to persons with Down Syndrome or an intellectual disability. It’s addressed to companies that bet for the full integration of … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Lugo announce their Divorce

  November 26, 2009 at 8:53 am by

Yesterday the end of the marriage of Infanta Elena and Jaime de Marichalar was announced, in an official statement by the couple’s lawyers. In the statement, the lawyers declared that Infanta Elena and Jaime have and will always have a good relation as parents for the well being of their childern. On 13 November 2007, Infanta Elena and Jaime announced the “end of their conjugal living.” Jaime will be no … Continue reading

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King of Spain visits Malta for First Time

  November 26, 2009 at 8:48 am by

Yesterday afternoon King Juan Carlos of Spain arrived at Malta’s International Airport to start a two-day official visit. This is the first time that a Spanish Head of State visits the country. It was expected that Queen Sofia would be accompanying the King in this journey, however she cancelled at the last minute due an indisposition. His Majesty was welcomed by the President of the Republic of Malta, Dr. George … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia in London to Award the International Media

  November 25, 2009 at 7:51 am by

TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias were last night in London, United Kingdom, to attend the presentation ceremony of the 2009 Foreign Press Association Media Awards, which are held by the Foreign Press Association in London (FPA). The FPA, which was founded in 1888, is an association of journalists working in the United Kingdom for overseas media. It’s one of the oldest clubs for foreign correspondents in the world, … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia support Spanish enterprises in India

  November 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm by

The Prince and the Princess of Asturias, on Monday, began a two day visit to India in order to attend the opening of the new Instituto Cervantes and to support the presence of Spanish enterprises in India. On Tuesday Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia began their official engagements with a meeting with Spanish businessmen participants in the business conference Spain-India. Prior the conference, the Prince and Princess had a brief … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals say Goodbye to Former Head of the Household

  October 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm by

On Monday the 26th, the former Head of the Household of H.M. the King, Don Sabino Fernandez Campo, Count of Latores, died in Madrid. He was a very beloved man in Spain, and was 91 years old. Don Sabino was born in Oviedo on March 17, 1918. After a military career, he started his work at the Royal House in 1977 as General Secretary and from 1990 to 1993, he … Continue reading

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Magnificent 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards Presentation Ceremony

  October 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm by

On Friday 23rd, the 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards took place at Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, Asturias. At 18:25, the Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived at theatre to preside over the ceremony. They were accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sofia, who always attends the ceremony, and by HRH Princess Alia of Jordan, a special guest who for the first time attended the event. Both watched the ceremony form the … Continue reading

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Watch the 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards Ceremony

  October 23, 2009 at 8:46 am by

This evening the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award grand presentation ceremony will take place. More than a thousand journalists from more than a hundred media stations worldwide are accredited to cover the XXIX Prince of Asturias Awards. For those interested in watching the whole ceremony, it will be broadcast live on La 1 TV, and the 24 Hour Channel of TVE. Also foreign medias will broadcast it to their countries, … Continue reading

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Lebanese President Visits Spain after 50 Years

  October 21, 2009 at 1:22 am by

The President of the Republic of Lebanon, General Michel Suleiman, and his wife, Wafaa Suleiman, arrived yesterday in Madrid to start a two-day state visit to Spain upon the invitation of Their Majesties, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The Presidential couple was welcomed with state honours by the King and Queen of Spain at Pardo Palace, where they will reside during their stay in Spain. Afterward, a private lunch … Continue reading

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The Princess of Asturias – in Asturias

  October 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm by

Today must have been a special day for Princess Letizia, as she returned to her homeland, Asturias. As you all surely remember, she was born in Oviedo, its capital. By the way, next Friday the Prince and the Princess of Asturias will be there again to attend the presentation ceremony of the 2009 Princes of Asturias Awards which is without doubt the major annual event they attend. Oviedo is already … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia and the Alzheimers Project

  October 14, 2009 at 7:05 am by

Yesterday the Queen of Spain, as Executive Chairman of the Queen Sofia Foundation, attended a work meeting with the Minister of Science and Innovation, Carmen Garmendia, and directors of Instituto Carlos III at Zarzuela Palace. The main issue of the meeting was to inform the Queen on the Minister’s advances and projects in research of Alzheimer’s disease in Spain, as well as the plans which will allow Spain to join … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals celebrate National Day

  October 12, 2009 at 5:45 am by

Today, October 12, the Spanish Royal Family celebrated the Spanish National Day. King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infanta Elena, and the Duke and Duchess of Palma (who are back from Washington for a few days) arrived early in the morning at Plaza de Lima in Madrid where a military parade is taking place. Prior the event, His Majesty King Juan Carlos left a floral … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia in USA

  October 9, 2009 at 7:57 am by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived on Sunday in the USA to start a three-day visit to New Mexico and Chicago. Their Royal Highnesses visited on Monday the new facilities of the National Hispanic Cultural Centre in Albuquerque, and the Cervantes Institute, which was inaugurated by the Prince and Princess in their visit in 2004. Afterward they went to New Mexico Univiersity (they already visited in 2004) where they … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Returns to Greece

  October 8, 2009 at 4:33 am by

After her private visit to attend the baptism of Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie Chantal’s fifth child, Queen Sofia arrived yesterday at Thessaloniki from Athens, where she was since Monday, to attend the official inauguration of “El Miró de Mallorca” exhibition. The exhibition, which will run until February 5 2010, is organized by the Teloglio Foundation and Pilar i Joan Miro of Mallorca, and shows more than 400 works made … Continue reading

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Infanta Sofia of Spain starts Kindergarten

  September 11, 2009 at 6:48 am by

As they did with Leonor two years ago, today Prince Felipe and Princess Leticia took their youngest daughter, Sofia, to kindergarten. Today was not the first day that Sofia attends the day-care centre as she has been attending since September 3. Sofia will start her school life in the same kindergarten her sister attended, which is located at King’s Royal Guard Quarters in El Pardo, near Zarzuela Palace. The daughter … Continue reading

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Berlin Wins 2009 Prince of Asturias Prize for Concord

  September 10, 2009 at 8:05 pm by

The last of eight 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards was announced today in Oviedo by D. Vicente Álvarez Areces, President of the Jury. It goes to the city of Berlin, capital of Germany, which this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. “The Berlin Wall, symbol of Europe’s reunification of Germany, was for decades the worldwide representation of the Cold War.” With this statement … Continue reading

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