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Felipe and Letizia Present National Innovation and Design Awards

  February 12, 2018 at 5:16 pm by

On Monday at the Teatro del Bosque in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presented the 2017 edition of the National Innovation and Design Awards. The awards are run by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, to recognise Spanish “companies and professionals who have excelled during their exemplary carriers in the field of design or innovation”, with the essential factor of “increasing competitiveness and economic performance, as … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present Gold Medals of Merit For The Fine Arts

  February 6, 2018 at 2:33 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain were in Malaga on Tuesday, where they presented the 2016 Gold Medals of Merit for The Fine Arts during a ceremony at the Centre Pompidou de Málaga. The medals, awarded on the recommendation of the Minister of Education, Sports, and Culture, are designed to honour individuals and groups who have “excelled int he field of artistic creation” or “promoting the teaching, development and dissemination of … Continue reading

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Princess Leonor Invested With The Order of The Golden Fleece

  January 30, 2018 at 3:41 pm by

In a formal ceremony at the Royal Palace of Madrid on Tuesday at noon, the 12-year-old Princess of Asturias was invested with the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece by her father, King Felipe VI, to mark his fiftieth birthday. “Today, the Princess of Asturias receives the Collar of the Golden Fleece, deeply rooted in the history of Spain and Europe. An Order that for centuries has been … Continue reading

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King Felipe of Spain At 50: A Photo Retrospective

  January 30, 2018 at 6:00 am by

His Majesty The King of Spain today celebrates his fiftieth birthday. He was born on January 30, 1968 in Madrid as the only son of the-then Prince Juan and Princess Sofia of Spain. Felipe was educated in Spain and Canada, before studying law at the Autonomous University of Madrid and completing a Master of Science in International Relations at Georgetown University’s Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service. As a Prince, … Continue reading

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King Felipe Receives Adolfo Suárez Human Rights Defence Award

  January 15, 2018 at 5:47 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain were present at the Victims of Terrorism Foundation Awards at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid on Monday. During the ceremony, King Felipe was presented with the Adolfo Suárez Human Rights Defence Award, in “recognition of the proximity and closeness that the Crown has always shown to victims of terrorist barbarism”. He was presented with the award by the President of … Continue reading

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A New Stamp For The Spanish King’s Fiftieth Birthday

  January 11, 2018 at 10:29 am by

The national postal service of Spain, Correos, has released a new stamp to mark King Felipe VI’s fiftieth birthday at the end of the month. The 1€ stamp bears a new portrait of the King, and will be available for purchase from January 30th, the King’s birthday. There will be 200,000 sheets of the stamp printed. King Felipe was born on January 30th, 1968, the youngest child and only son of … Continue reading

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Family Photo Released From King Juan Carlos’s Private Birthday Luncheon

  January 6, 2018 at 7:00 am by

The Spanish Royal Court has published a family photograph taken on Friday during a private luncheon hosted at Zarzuela Palace to celebrate King Juan Carlos’s eightieth birthday. King Juan Carlos is shown with his wife, Queen Sofia, and two of his children, King Felipe VI and Infanta Elena; daughter-in-law Queen Letizia; and four of his eight grandchildren: Infantas Leonor and Sofía, and Felipe and Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón. Among the … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos’s Milestone Eightieth Birthday: Photo Retrospective

  January 5, 2018 at 2:00 am by

Spain’s King Juan Carlos I, the former reigning monarch, today celebrates his eightieth birthday. He was born in 1938 in Rome, the elder son of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona – son of Alfonso XIII, the last Spanish King before the monarchy was abolished – and his wife, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Juan Carlos was officially named the successor to Spain’s dictator, Generalísimo Francisco Franco, in 1969 – upon … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to Morocco Postponed Until March

  January 3, 2018 at 6:20 pm by

The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to the Spanish media on Wednesday afternoon that the King and Queen’s state visit to Morocco that was due to take place next week has been postponed. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were meant to pay a visit to Moroccan King Mohammed VI between January 9 and 11, visiting three cities: Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier. Instead, the visit will now take place in … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Host Gala Banquet For Visiting Israeli President

  November 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a gala banquet this evening at the Royal Palace of Madrid in honour of their visiting guests, the President and First Lady of Israel. President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama, are on a two-day state visit to Spain to mark thirty years of bilateral relations between the two countries. After greeting all the evening’s guests alongside the President and First Lady, the official … Continue reading

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White Tweed For Spain’s Queen At ‘Rey Jaime I’ Awards

  October 30, 2017 at 3:39 pm by

The Queen of Spain donned a white tweed dress as she presented the 29th edition of the ‘Rey Jaime I’ Awards in Valencia. While the frock was a timeless classic, many were not enthralled by the shiny silver belt Letizia chose to accessorise with. Queen Letizia presented a number of professors and scholars with the award, which aims to unite research, science and businesses across Spain to promote development. The Queen in her speech during … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Alone to Dinner with Prize Winners

  October 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm by

Queen Letizia attended the dinner for the prize winners of the “Mariano de Cavia”, “Luca de Tena” and “Mingote” journalism awards in Madrid. The Queen presided over the dinner on her own for the first time. King Felipe VI was scheduled  to attend but cancelled due to the political situation in Spain. At the same time that the dinner was held, the Spanish government was deciding over the next steps … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Speaks at World Cancer Research Day Event

  September 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm by

As Honorary President of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia on Friday attended the organisation’s event held to mark World Cancer Research Day at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.  The Queen delivered a speech ahead of presenting the AECC Cancer Research Grants 2017 to Dr Juan Carlos Izpisúa and Dr Josep Taberno for their work into cancer research.  She praised the “unity, collaboration and integration” of oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, and … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit Victims of Thursday’s Barcelona Terror Attack

  August 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia paid a visit Saturday to those injured in the Barcelona terror attack that occurred on Thursday. The couple visited two hospitals – Hospital del Mar and Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau – where they spoke with doctors and medical staff who have been treating the injured over the past three days, before visiting the patient wards to meet victims. “This vile, cowardly attack; this … Continue reading

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King Felipe Joins Minute of Silence For Barcelona Terror Attack Victims

  August 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

King Felipe VI was present on Friday for a minute’s silence at the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona in memory of the victims of Thursday’s twin terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. He was joined by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont, the Mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau, amongst other government officials for the memorial. 15 people were killed in the two attacks (plus one in … Continue reading

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Florals In Palma For Queen Letizia During Official Dinner

  August 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia was stunning in a gold floral embellished sheath dress this evening as she and her husband, King Felipe VI, hosted a dinner for members of the Balearic community at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. The red, green and purple florals on her sleeveless dress worked perfectly with the location, and Letizia paired it with a pair of red block heels and gold floral earrings. 500 guests from … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Pose For The Media Ahead of Summer Vacation in Mallorca

  July 31, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain along with their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, had their annual summer photo session at Marivent Palace on the island of Palma de Mallorca on Monday. The family of four met the waiting media in the courtyard of the Palace, posing for photographs with the Palace’s sandstone walls providing a lovely backdrop. Both Leonor and Sofia wore flowy smock dresses – … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Fashion Awards

  July 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm by

After wrapping up a busy 3 day state visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Letizia was back at work in Madrid. Queen Letizia attended the Spanish National Fashion Awards in Madrid. Dressed in a recycled sleeves white Carline Herrera dress, the Spanish Queen gave out awards to the winners. She also gave a speech and posed for group pictures on stage. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images

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Vamos Garbi! King Juan Carlos Watches As Spaniard Is Crowned Wimbledon Champion

  July 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain was seated in the Royal Box of Centre Court at Wimbledon on Saturday, to watched his compatriot Garbiñe Muguruza claim the women’s singles title. Following Muguruza’s 7-5, 6-0 defeat of American Venus Williams, the King met up with the new champion inside the clubrooms to offer personal congratulations. The Duke of Kent, as President of the All England Club, had presented the trophies to both … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Three

  July 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain concluded their three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Friday. The Spanish monarchs were farewelled from Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with warm kisses and hugs; before they travelled to the Francis Crick Institute for a tour of the facilities – including Europe’s largest individual biomedical laboratory – with the Duke of York.  From there, the … Continue reading

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