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Queen Letizia Attends World Day for Cancer Research Launch

  September 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

As the Honorary Chairwoman of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today was present at the launch of the World Cancer Research Day initiatve. The aim of the AECC, which is spearheading the initiative alongside a number of other European and global organisations, is to have September 24 formally recognised as a day to promote cancer research. The Queen delivered a speech at the launch, which was followed by a … Continue reading

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Feliz Cumpleaños Reina Letizia! Queen of Spain Fêted During Opening of Royal Theatre Season

  September 15, 2016 at 8:44 pm by

Queen Letizia celebrated her 44th birthday today, and during an evening at the Royal Theatre for the opening performance of the season, the orchestra performed a rendition of ‘Feliz Cumpleaños’ for the birthday girl. The Queen was joined by her husband, King Felipe, for Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Otello. At the conclusion of the show, the royal couple went backstage to congratulate the actors, musicians and crew on their performance. She wore a … Continue reading

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Frilly Letizia Officially Opens the 2016-2017 School Year in Almería

  September 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm by

Queen Letizia today officially opened the 2016-2017 Spanish school year during a visit to the Ginés Morata Centre for Infant and Primary Education in Almería, in Spain’s southeast. The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque before being given a tour of the centre, which provides education to children between the ages of 3 and 10. She visited the library, special needs classrooms, and the gymnasium. The children happily chatted to and showed … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Rocks Red Houndstooth Blouse At Zarzuela Audiences

  September 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia looked fabulous in a red and white houndstooth blouse and white pants during audiences at Zarzuela Palace today. The look was completed with a pair of red heels from Mango and simple stud earrings. The Queen met with representatives of the Latin American Alliance for Rare or Uncommon Diseases, to be updated on the upcoming Fourth Latin American Meeting on Rare Diseases that will be held in Montevideo later this month … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Honour 100th Anniversary of Camilo José Cela’s Birth

  September 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Spanish writer Camilo José Cela at the Cervantes Institute. The King delivered a speech at the event, in which he recalled Cela’s “important role in the history of Spanish literature” as he “represented a connecting link between the before and the after of the tragedy of the Civil War.” The King called Cela’s works “one of the strongest … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Watches On As Mother Teresa Becomes A Saint

  September 5, 2016 at 5:12 am by

Yesterday, Queen Sofia of Spain was one of thousands packed into St Peter’s Square in the Vatican for the canonisation of Mother Teresa. The process of canonisation was begun under Pope John Paul II shortly after the nun’s death in 1997, and the final stage – a second recognised miracle – was approved in December 2015 by the current Pope, Francis. Prior to the solemn mass of canonisation, the Queen briefly met … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Taken To Hospital After Riding Accident

  September 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm by

It has been reported that Infanta Elena has been taken to hospital after falling of her horse in Zarzuela Palace riding tracks in Madrid yesterday. The 52 years old Princess suffered a wrist injury and was operated on this morning. Infanta Elena will be discharged later this afternoon. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia have been seen visiting the Infanta at the hospital last night. Embed from Getty Images King Juan … Continue reading

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King Felipe Visits The ‘Aifos’ During Copa Del Rey

  August 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm by

King Felipe VI paid a visit to the crew manning his yacht, Aifos, in this year’s Copa Del Rey Mafre Sailing Cup. Although the day’s race did not go ahead due to strong winds, the King instead spent his time speaking with the crew and officials from the Royal Yacht Club de Palma. King Felipe has this year been unable to participate in the race himself, as he usually does, due to … Continue reading

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Spanish Summer Photo Session At Marivent Palace

  August 4, 2016 at 7:50 pm by

King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, this evening had their annual summer photo session at Marivent Palace, their residence on the island of Palma de Mallorca. Posing for photos in the Palace gardens, the family colour-coordinated in blues and whites: while trousers and a white and navy stripped blouse for the Queen, white trousers and a blue shirt for the King and cream … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Sydney 2000

  August 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

The first Olympics of the new millennium were held in Sydney, Australia and several royals made the trek “Down Under” for the event (one even managed to find a wife – while another’s was in the pool!). Vamos!: Prince Felipe cheers on Spain’s men’s handball team during a match against Sweden. Also present are Queen Sofia, a pregnant Infanta Cristina and her eldest son Juan (starring wide-eyed at his uncle’s antics) … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Athens 2004

  August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games returned to their home country of Greece for the first time in over 100 years. Spain’s Queen Sofia shows off her snaps to former Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne brings her trusty sports uniform to Greece – a Team GB bucket hat and wrap-around sunglasses – as she watches the slalom canoe final. The Danes – Prince Henrik, Queen … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – London 2012

  August 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) begin on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A number of royals will be making the trip to Rio to support their athletes, see here for all forum Rio discussion. As a warm-up to the Games, the TRF Blog will be looking back to the best royal moments of the most recent four Olympics. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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A Family Dinner in Mallorca Kicks Off The Borbons’ Summer Holiday

  July 31, 2016 at 9:18 pm by

The Borbons spend a few weeks each summer in Palma de Mallorca, and this evening was the first occasion a large portion of the family was together for this year’s holiday. King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, Leonor and Sofia, Infanta Elena and her two children Felipe and Victoria, and King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were all seen leaving Flaningan Restaurante in Portals Nous after dinner. Earlier … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar of Spain Turns 80

  July 30, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Her Royal Highness The Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre celebrates her 80th birthday on July 30th. The elder sister of former King Juan Carlos was born in Cannes, France during the exile of the Spanish Royal Family and is the elder daughter of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess María de las Mercedes de Borbón. Her baptism also took place in Cannes … Continue reading

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Buena Suerte! Spain’s King and Queen See Athletes Off To Rio

  July 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm by

The Spanish Olympic Team received a royal farewell as they departed for Rio de Janeiro today, with King Felipe and Queen Letizia heading up the farewell committee at the Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid. After speaking with the athletes and taking several selfies, King Felipe briefly addressed the team, saying that the whole of Spain was “convinced of your abilities in competition, but also your human qualities. When you are … Continue reading

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White Hot: Queen Letizia Attends Awards Celebrating Spain’s Professional Women

  July 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

The Queen of Spain was stunning in a white fit and flare dress from Carolina Herrera as she attended the 25th Annual FEDEPE Awards (Spanish Federation of Women Directors, Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs) at the Parque del Retiro in Madrid. Paired with a pair of snakeskin print pumps, white clutch and a floral drop earrings, Letitia’s look was a perfect summer’s day outfit. In her speech at the event, which honours women … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Opens Princess of Asturias Foundation Music Summer Courses

  July 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm by

The Queen of Spain travelled to Oviedo today for the opening of the Princess of Asturias Foundation’s summer courses for the International School of Music. Meeting with students and posing for photos, Queen Letizia also watched a performance on oboes by students. She then visited a classroom where students were learning piano.

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Queen Letizia Presents National Fashion Awards in Madrid

  July 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm by

Wearing a beautiful silk dress with a floral print, Queen Letizia today presented the National Fashion Awards at the Museo del Traje in Madrid. In her speech, the Queen described several roles fashion plays in both society and the economy: “Fashion is often the expression of a mood or status or a particular role…it is also about industry and job creation. And tradition and taste. It is innovation.” The National … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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