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Royal Gathering in Monaco to Honour King Juan Carlos I

  April 28, 2016 at 11:29 am by

On April 21st Don Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon organised a party in Monaco to honour his cousin, King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The event would have been largely unnoticed by the photo agencies and consequently the royal online community, were it not for prince Jean of France. The duke of Vendôme shared some photos of the event on his blog that were taken by David Nivière. Among the guests were … Continue reading

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Papa-Daughter Date: Felipe and Leonor Enjoy Evening at UEFA Semi-Final

  April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Last night, the UEFA Champions League semi-final match between Atletico de Madrid and Bayern Munich had two royal spectators in King Felipe VI and his eldest daughter, Princess Leonor. The two royals were seen in the VIP section of the Vicente Calderon Stadium as the Spanish team defeated its German rival 1-0 to gain the advantage in the path to the final at the end of May (the King leapt … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present Cervantes Prize to Mexican Writer

  April 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today delivered the 2015 Miguel de Cervantes Prize to Mexican writer Fernando del Paso in a ceremony at the University of Alcalá. The King present Mr del Paso with his medal, following a speech in which he said that del Paso had honoured the Spanish language by “making it shine in your books with the skill of a goldsmith who makes the best of … Continue reading

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Letizia Pretty In Red As She and Felipe Hold A Lunch

  April 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a pre-lunch for the Cervantes Prize award at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid today. Attending the lunch were officials, academics, editors, critics, teachers, booksellers and writers. The “Miguel de Cervantes” Award is the highest recognized award for creative work of Spanish and Latin American writers. Embed from Getty Images

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Flashback Friday: The Kings of Spain Begin State Visit to the UK

  April 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On April 22, 1986 King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived in London to begin their state visit to the United Kingdom, the first by a Spanish head of state in over 80 years. They were greeted at Heathrow Airport by the Prince and Princess of Wales, before travelling to Windsor Castle for the official welcoming ceremony presided over by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Closes Conference on Rare Diseases Education

  April 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

The Queen of Spain today gave a speech at the closing seminar of the third International Educational Conference on Rare Diseases at the Universidad del País Vasco in Bilbao. “Thank you for the work you do, to be useful and brave, to establish the necessary rules for everyone to understand, so that society understands that we must all contribute and we are all necessary,” Queen Letizia said, praising the work of … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Dons Leather Culottes For Audience with National Fashion Winners

  April 13, 2016 at 11:24 am by

As she greeted this year’s winners of the National Fashion Awards at Zarzuela Palace for an audience today, Queen Letizia opted to show off her fashionable side by wearing a pair of black leather culottes. The culottes, from Spanish brand Uterqüe, were paired with a black and white printed blouse and a bright red blazer. The pants were first worn back in February, and they still aren’t a favourite of this … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar Explains Her Panama Offshore Firm

  April 7, 2016 at 5:52 am by

Spain’s Infanta Pilar (79), aunt of King Felipe VI has released a press statement on Wednesday about the offshore firm she had for forty years in Panama. The existance of this firm was leaked last weekend in the ‘Panama Papers’. In the statement the princess explains why, when and how the firm was started. In 1969 the company was founded by Aleko Pakamarkou, an entreperneur and a good friend of … Continue reading

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Dom Duarte Pio About Infanta Cristina: ‘If She Did It, She Will Have To Pay For It’

  April 5, 2016 at 9:56 am by

The Duke of Bragança spoke to the Spanish newspaper ‘El Espanol’ about the chances of a restauration of Portugal’s monarchy, about his friendship with the Infantas Pilar and Margarita and about his love for Spain. The chef of the Portuguese royal family also offered his thoughts about  the Infanta Cristina, who is facing charges of fraud. He also reveals that Ronald Reagan once suggested he should run for president and … Continue reading

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Tax Authorities Will Investigate Infanta Pilar’s Offshore Firm

  April 5, 2016 at 5:35 am by

A spokesperson of the Spanish tax authorities has announced that they have started an investigation into the firm that Infanta Pilar, sister of King Juan Carlos, has had for forty years in Panama. Yesterday it became clear that the princess is one of the names that has been mentioned in the ‘Panama papers’.  The papers show that hundreds politicians and celebrities have offshore accounts in Panama, possibly to evade taxes … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar’s ‘Financial Facade’ Named In Panama Papers

  April 4, 2016 at 11:11 am by

Today had more bad news in store for the Spanish royal family. Although the king has worked hard to make the family’s finances more transparent, his family doesn’t seem to be too cooperative.  His sister the Infanta Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin are suspected of embazzling tax money. However, his aunt Pilar now also is under scrutiny. This weekend the so-called ‘Panama Papers’ have been opened. A group of … Continue reading

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Bahrain’s Crown Prince Joined by Spain’s Former King at Grand Prix

  April 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm by

The Crown Prince of Bahrain and the former King of Spain enjoyed the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix together, as they walked the grid prior to the race’s start. Prince Salman bin Hamad and King Juan Carlos were joined at one point by the chief executive of the Formula 1 Group, Bernie Ecclestone. King Juan Carlos also spent a few moments greeting several drives, including Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr, as he … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos in Bahrain for Formula 1 Grand Prix

  April 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm by

Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, is in Bahrain this weekend to attend the second round of the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix. On Friday, he was given a tour of the Red Bull garages by the team’s Principal Director, Christian Horner, during the day’s practice sessions. King Juan Carlos also met driver Fernando Alonso and Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of the Formula One Group, while at the Bahrain … Continue reading

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Easter in Mallorca For the Borbons

  March 27, 2016 at 9:00 am by

King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters were joined today by Queen Sofia for the Easter Sunday mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. The royals smiled happily as they posed for photographs upon their arrival, before being greeted by the Bishop of Mallorca, Javier Salinas, and other members of the church. Queen Sofia was by far the most colourful and eye-catching Borbon lady present, wearing a bright green … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Offer Condolences at Belgian Embassy

  March 23, 2016 at 7:42 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have visited the Belgian Embassy in Madrid to pay their respects to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels. The couple met with the Belgian Ambassador to Spain, Pierre Labouverie, before signing the condolence book. Their message read, “Given the terrible terrorist attacks yesterday in Brussels, we want above all to express our condemnation and abhorrence firmly. The pain of Belgium is also … Continue reading

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Belgian King, Fellow Monarchs React To Brussels Attacks

  March 22, 2016 at 7:41 am by

At least 28 people have been killed in Brussels this morning, as explosions occurred at the city’s airport and at a metro station. The Belgian Royal Court issued a statement from King Philippe, saying that he and Queen Mathilde were “shocked by the horrific attacks” on the city. Their thoughts are with the victims and their families in this terrible time. The royal couple’s agenda for the next two days … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Meet the Portuguese President

  March 17, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia received the Portugal President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, at the Royal Palace in Madrid. The newly sworn-in President posed for pictures with the King and Queen before talks were held with King Felipe. An official dinner was held in his honor. To the event, Queen Letizia wore a knee length black outfit, she matched it with simple black pumps and a simple hairdo. … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Visit Puerto Rico

  March 16, 2016 at 3:12 am by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have travelled to Puerto Rico to attend the opening of the  7th International Congress of the Spanish Language, which began at the Convention Centre in Miramar yesterday. The couple were officially welcomed by the island’s Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, and his wife. King Felipe delivered a speech at the event, before he and Letizia – who was wearing a very smart pale pink skirt suit … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Caught Up In A Scandal?

  March 11, 2016 at 2:43 am by

It has emerged that King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have somehow caught themselves up in a scandal after a few messages have been leaked. The leaked messages concerns businessman Javier López Madrid, who was a former Bankia bank board member and good fried of the King and Queen. The messages are from October 2014. Javier López Madrid is accused, along with a few other people, of misusing personal bank funds. … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Attend A Memorial Concert

  March 10, 2016 at 11:50 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended this evening an annual concert called ‘In Memoriam’. It’s an annual concert that takes place in Madrid which pays tribute to victims of terrorism, the event was held at the the National Auditorium. Upon arrival, the King and Queen of Spain were welcomed by a small group of people, they then took to their seats on the balcony where the couple waved to the … Continue reading

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