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King Juan Carlos: “We Have A Great King”

  September 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm by

Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, has given an interview to journalist Carlos Herrera for his new radio program, Herrera en COPE, in which he praised the efforts of his son, King Felipe VI. “We have a great King with very many good qualities,” King Juan Carlos said of his son, stating that he was “very proud, excited and above all very pleased” to see how the change in reign has worked out, … Continue reading

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Ole! King Juan Carlos Goes To The Bullfighting

  August 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm by

King Juan Carlos was joined by his eldest daughter Elena and her two children, Felipe and Victoria, in the audience of a bullfight tonight in San Sebastián. The toreros (bullfighters) greeted the royals after their respective fights, shaking hands with the former King. This is the first bullfight held in San Sebastián in over three years, after the ban on bullfighting in the city was overturned by the recently elected coalition of Basque … Continue reading

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King Felipe Presents Copa del Rey Awards on Final Day

  August 8, 2015 at 8:39 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI delivered the prizes to the winning teams of the 34th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE sailing competition during a ceremony at the Ses Voltes Cultural Center in Palma de Mallorca this evening. Eight teams – four Spanish, two American, one Japanese, one Italian – were named the 2015 champions in their individual categories. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, King Felipe received a … Continue reading

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Summer Photo Session in Palma de Mallorca

  August 3, 2015 at 10:09 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have posed for photographs with their two daughters, Leonor and Sofía, to mark the beginning of their summer holiday in Palma de Mallorca. At around 7:30pm, the family – dressed in simple summer attire – came out into the courtyard of Marivent Palace, their resident on the island, to greet the media. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe arrived in Palma late last week, … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia’s Grandfather Passes Away

  July 28, 2015 at 6:29 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain’s grandfather has died at the age of 98. Francisco Rocasolano passed away today at the University Hospital of Salamanca where he was admitted on Saturday. The Queen cancelled the event, the ceremony of National Fashion Award, which she was supposed to attend today. View image | gettyimages.com Francisco Rocasolano in June 2004

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Ceremony at the General Air Academy

  July 14, 2015 at 4:08 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain visited the General Air Academy in San Javier, in the country’s southeast today. The couple were present for the presentation of new officers into the Spanish Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe inspected the 154 new officers before a prayer of thanksgiving was given by the Vicar of the Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com A fly-past was also held to honour … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Welcome Peruvian President On State Visit

  July 9, 2015 at 6:01 am by

On July 7, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed the Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso and his wife Nadine Heredia Alarcon who are on a two day state visit to Spain. King Felipe and Queen Letizia met the President and the first lady at at El Pardo Palace at a welcome ceremony. Later that day, a luncheon held at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. View image | gettyimages.com In the evening, … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Presides Over Senda Awards Ceremony

  July 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today presided over the fifteenth Senda Awards Ceremony at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Madrid. During the ceremony, the Queen was presented with the Senior Honour Award, for her four decades of work in the social and humanitarian fields, including assistance to the elderly. View image | gettyimages.com The Senda Awards are awarded each year to individuals or organisations which have made “outstanding … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Last Day

  July 2, 2015 at 3:24 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain wrapped up their state visit to Mexico by visiting Zacatecas. The Spanish royals were accompanied by the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife, Angelica Rivera. During their visit to Zacatecas, they attended the closing ceremony of the symposium “Past, present and future of relations between Mexico and Spain” which was being held at the Viceregal Museum of Guadalupe. During the ceremony, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 2

  June 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm by

Day two of the Mexican state visit was just as busy and packed as day one. Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Latin American Alliance of Rare Diseases. Queen Letizia later joined King Felipe at the Mexico-Spain Business Forum which was also attended by the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto. View image | gettyimages.com Later that morning, the King and Queen attended the Permanent Commission of the Congress. They … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 1

  June 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm by

On day one of their State Visit to Mexico, King Felipe and Queen Letizia laid a floral wreath tribute at the Monument to the Child Heroes of Mexico at Chapultepec Park before attending an official welcome ceremony at Campo Marte in the presence of the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, and his wife Angélica Rivera. During the welcome ceremony, a canon salute was fired and a military parade was watched … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Arrive in Mexico Ahead of State Visit

  June 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

On Sunday evening, the Spanish King and Queen touched down in Mexico city ahead of their state visit which begins tomorrow. King Felipe and Queen Letizia have a busy agenda during the visit. They will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife, attend various events, luncheons and dinners. For up to date news, pictures and videos, visit the State visit to Mexico: June 28 – July 1, 2015 thread. … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Princess Victoria Take Part In The Volvo Ocean Race

  June 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm by

The 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, which is currently being racing in Gothenburg, Sweden saw two royals join their country’s teams. King Juan Carlos of Spain was onboard MAPFRE, while Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was onboard SCA. Sweden won second place, Crown Princess Victoria joined the Swedish team’s victory at the award ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com Spain came in third place, arriving at the finish line, King … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Attends Spanish Riding School Anniversary Gala

  June 26, 2015 at 9:38 pm by

Infanta Elena of Spain attended the 450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School gala event in Vienna, Austria tonight. Infanta Elena was one of the guests of honour at the event. Arriving on the red carpet with other guests, Infanta Elena wore a red evening dress matched which was matched with a flamenco shawl. View image | gettyimages.com Infanta Elena on June 26, 2015.

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Felipe and Letizia Award Princess of Girona 2015 Awards

  June 25, 2015 at 1:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presented the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards in a ceremony during the IMPULSA Forum at the Auditorium Conference Centre in the north-eastern city of Girona. Five individuals or organisations collected their statuettes from King Felipe. Olga Felip Ordis won in the category of Arts and Letters, Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro in Social, Samuel Sanchez Ordonez in Scientific Research, Bernat Ollé Pocurull in Business and the Fundación Secretariado Gitano … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Receives Award from Spanish UNICEF Committee

  June 23, 2015 at 12:25 pm by

Spain’s Queen Sofia today was presented with the Joaquin Ruiz-Giménez Award from the Spanish UNICEF Committee in a ceremony at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). The prize was awarded to the former Queen due to her five decades of commitment and work in defence of the most vulnerable, particularly children. Queen Letizia, the organisation’s Honorary President, was on hand to deliver the award to her mother-in-law. View image | gettyimages.com “You … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Appointed As Special Ambassador For Nutrition

  June 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain has been appointed as Special Ambassador for Nutrition in a ceremony held in Rome, Italy. Queen Letizia was appointed as Special Ambassador for Nutrition for her commitment to hunger and malnutrition, as well as helping Spanish efforts in promoting global food and nutrition. View image | gettyimages.com During the ceremony, the Queen of Spain gave a speech where she said, “My task is that of serving … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom

  June 12, 2015 at 2:56 am by

King Felipe VI of Spain has stripped his sister, Infanta Cristina, of her royal dukedom. A spokesperson for the royal court confirmed the news last night: “The Official Journal of the state will tomorrow publish a royal decree by which His Majesty the King will revoke the use of the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca by Her Royal Highness the Infanta Cristina.” View image | gettyimages.com A royal … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Attend The ‘Principe de Viana’ Awards 2015

  June 10, 2015 at 12:41 pm by

King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia attended the Principe de Viana’ Awards 2015 Tribute to the Kings of Navarre in Navarra, Spain. King Felipe handed out the awards during the ceremony and gave a speech where he said “Whenever we come to Navarra appreciate the vitality of this community, the roots of its history, culture and traditions in today’s reality, as well as the collective drive to achieve goals … Continue reading

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President of Paraguay Lunches With Spanish King

  June 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm by

The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes Jara, is currently on an official visit to Spain, and he was guest of honour at a luncheon hosted by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at the Royal Palace in Madrid today. During the lunch, King Felipe delivered a speech in which he praised the current relationship between Spain and Paraguay, as well as Paraguay’s work in developing their nation, and said that … Continue reading

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