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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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Obama Pays Flying Visit to Spain

  July 10, 2016 at 7:06 am by

King Felipe VI of Spain has held an audience with President Barack Obama at the Royal Palace of Madrid today, during the American President’s single day trip to the country. The purpose of the visit – expected to be Obama’s last as sitting President to Europe – was to highlight the relationship between Spain and the United States. Last night, the King welcomed President Obama when Air Force One landed at the Torrejon de … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Shines In Paris While Attending WHO Global Conference

  July 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain landed in the French capital this morning without her husband, King Felipe. The 43 year old Queen was in Paris to attend a day long of events related to the The Second Global Conference on Health and Climate. The day started with Queen Letizia attended the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate. During the event, she gave a speech in english where she talked about … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Michelle Obama Promote ‘Let Girls Learn’ Program

  June 30, 2016 at 6:43 am by

After Liberia and Morocco, US First Lady Michelle Obama moved on to Spain today, where she and Queen Letizia attended a presentation on the ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative Mrs Obama has put together to help girls worldwide receive the education they deserve. The two women both spoke at the presentation, with Queen Letizia saying that it is “clear that the education of girls transforms, protects, is productive and is inextricably … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends ‘Zero Hunger: It Is Possible’ Conference at Complutense University

  June 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia was present at a conference focusing on the causes of world hunger at the University of Complutense’s campus in San Lorenzo de El Escorial today. The conference was part of the University’s summer course ‘Zero Hunger: It Is Possible’ which is being run in conjunction with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. The Queen is a Special Ambassador for Nutrition for the FAO. Letizia wore a ombre-esque blazer … Continue reading

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Audiences at Zarzuela with Felipe and Letizia

  June 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today held an audience at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid for the Committee of the Spanish Foundation of the United World Colleges, of which they are Royal Patrons. Among those present was the Committee’s president, Alberto Aza Arias, as well as representatives from Spanish organisations providing scholarships to students for 2016. United Wold Colleges works in over 125 countries worldwide to promote “peace through multicultural education”. … Continue reading

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King Felipe Marks 50 Years of Helicopter Units in Spanish Military

  June 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

The King of Spain has helped mark the 50th anniversary of helicopter units in the country’s armed forces in a ceremony at the Coronel Maté Base in Madrid. Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (Airmobile Armed Forces – FAMET) was established on July 10, 1965 and has evolved since. After inspecting a guard of honour, King Felipe presented the Coronel Maté award to the Brotherhood of FAMET Veterans. He also viewed an … Continue reading

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Spain’s Two Queens Celebrate Drug Foundation’s 30th Anniversary

  June 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm by

The current and former Queens of Spain – Letizia and Sofia – today were helped mark the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD) in a special ceremony in Madrid, which also honoured Queen Sofia’s work for the charity over the years. Queen Letizia, who wore a simple pale pink skirt and matching blouse with black chiffon detailing, praised FAD for “supporting all without hurting, or … Continue reading

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Letizia’s Leather Culottes Make Yet Another Appearance

  June 15, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have received the Board of Trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation at Zarzuela Palace for the Foundation’s annual meeting. And Queen Letizia decided that her Uterqüe leather culottes required another venture out of the wardrobe, this time pairing them with a fuchsia pink blouse. The pants have been seen several times this year, and to be honest – they’re not a piece that gets … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured. A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Hands Over New National Flag

  June 13, 2016 at 8:47 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain delivered the new National Flag to Speciality of Engineers Regiment Number 11 this morning in Salamanca, Spain. Embed from Getty Images The ceremony started with the National Anthem, Queen Letizia then reviews the the line of honors and then the old farewell flag ceremony took place. Queen Letizia then gave the new flag to Colonel chief of the Regiment. Queen Letizia gave a speech where she … Continue reading

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King Simeon Presents Spanish Edition of Autobiography ‘A Single Destiny’

  June 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm by

In the presence of his family and the former Kings of Spain, Bulgaria’s last King – and a former Prime Minister – Simeon presented the Spanish translation of his autobiography Simeon II of Bulgaria: A Single Destiny at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. At the conclusion of the presentation, King Simeon specifically thanked King Juan Carlos, his good friend for over five decades, for all his … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Receives Winners of Youth Painting Contest

  June 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm by

In a surprisingly not-overwhelming outfit given the print on her pants, Infanta Elena has received the winners of the 25th edition of the Contest of Children and Youth Painting for National Heritage. Elena viewed the exhibition of artworks created by the students, which must include monuments or historic gardens of national heritage, or palaces and religious foundations with historical links to the Spanish Crown, before presenting them with their certificates. Her … Continue reading

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A New Grandson for Infanta Pilar, Days After Son’s Wedding

  June 8, 2016 at 8:46 am by

Hola! reports in their magazine this week that Infanta Pilar’s youngest son, Fernando Gómez-Acebo, married his girlfriend Nadia Halamandari on May 31 in a small ceremony in the bride’s native Greece. They also report that the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Nicolás, five days later on June 5. The infant weighed in at a health 3.7kg. He is the tenth grandchild of Infanta Pilar, sister of former King … Continue reading

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More Tax Trouble For Spanish Royals

  June 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

The Spanish media reported that even more Spanish royals have some explaining to do. Four more royals have been added to the -long- list of Spanish royals that have been evading taxes. This time  Infanta Alicia of Spain, Princess of the Two Sicilies, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma (98) is named. The princess is a great-aunt of king Felipe VI. Apart from Infanta Alicia also her son, the late infante Carlos, … Continue reading

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De Marichalar Children Join Grandfather At Charity Bullfight

  June 2, 2016 at 7:26 am by

Felipe and Victoria Federica de Marichalar accompanied their maternal grandfather, King Juan Carlos, to a charity bullfight at the La Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid yesterday. The charity bullfight that is part of the Festival of San Isidro is one of the most important events in the bullfighting calendar, as it raises money for hospitals to help provide treatment for disadvantaged people. Also in the royal box was Infanta … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Recycles Plum Dress As She and Felipe Present National Culture Awards

  June 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain recycled one of her best day-time outfits for the presentation ceremony of the National Culture Awards for 2014 and 2015 in Palencia. She repeated the plum Felipe Varela dress that was first worn back in 2009 during a visit of then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Joined by King Felipe VI, the Queen helped to hand out the awards to 60 laureates that were selected by the Ministry of Education, … Continue reading

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