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Infanta Elena Launches Healthy Lifestyle Program Alongside Football Club

  March 24, 2017 at 1:04 am by

On Wednesday March 22, Infanta Elena paid a visit to the Real Sporting de Gijon Football Club where she helped launch a new healthy lifestyle program aimed at schoolchildren. ‘Living in Health’ has been established by the Mapfre Foundation and the Mareo Real Sporting de Gijón Education Foundation to teach children the importance of leading a healthy life and the “benefits of exercise and a healthy diet”. It involves various workshops to help … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends ‘Tobacco or Health’ Conference in Portugal

  March 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia was present at the opening ceremony of the 7th Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) at the Sheraton Porto Hotel in Porto, Portugal on Thursday. The Queen delivered a speech at the opening, which she began with offering condolences to the victims of the terror attack in London on Tuesday that has claimed four innocent lives. “We all stand firmly together against any form of terror or … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Keeps It Chic in Plum and Tweed For Madrid Meeting

  March 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain looked fantastic in a plum skirt and tweed blouse as she attended a board meeting of the Royal Board on Disability at the organisation’s Madrid headquarters. With her hair loosely curled, the Queen used the colour of her skirt to bring out the shades of purple in her blouse. Nude heels, a plum clutch and leafy drop earrings perfectly complemented the outfit. The meeting focused on … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia Present New ‘Honorary Ambassadors of the Spanish Brand’ in Madrid

  March 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia were present at a ceremony honouring seven new ‘Honorary Ambassadors of the Spanish Brand’ as voted by the jury of the Forum of Renowned Spanish Brands (FMRE) on Tuesday March 14. The Royal Couple presented the seven Ambassadors – in the fields of business management, sports, tourism and gastronomy, culture and communication, social action, and science and innovation – with diplomas and a glass trophy during … Continue reading

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Spanish-British State Visit Confirmed For June

  March 10, 2017 at 11:34 am by

It has been confirmed this morning by the British and Spanish Royal Courts that the much-awaited state visit to the United Kingdom by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain will take place this June. The royal couple will make the visit between June 6 and 8, at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. The state visit was originally planned to take place in March 2016, however was cancelled … Continue reading

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The Kings of Spain Attend ‘In Memoriam’ Concert Honouring Terrorism Victims

  March 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain this evening were present at the 15th annual concert held in memory of victims of terrorism. The couple were welcomed by representatives of the Victims of Terrorism Foundation, the organisation which puts together the concert. A minute’s silence was held before the concert by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music, accompanied by the RTVE Orchestra and Choir, was held. A … Continue reading

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On This Day: The Duke of Anjou Marries A Franco Descendant

  March 8, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The family of Spain’s General Francisco Franco became officially linked to a branch of the country’s Royal Family, the Bourbons, when the General’s eldest grandchild, María del Carmen Martínez-Bordiú y Franco, married Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz on March 8, 1972. Their wedding took place at chapel of the Palacio Real de El Pardo. Alfonso and María del Carmen had two children, sons Francisco de Asís and Luis Alfonso, before … Continue reading

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Spain’s Champion Basketball Team Received By King Felipe

  March 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

King Felipe VI today held a number of audiences at Zarzuela Palace, including one for the winner of the 2016-2017 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto, Real Madrid (who hold the record for most titles won in the Copa del Rey – 27). The King greeted each of the players, coaches and management staff before they posed for photographs with the golden trophy, that Felipe carefully inspected with a smile on his face.

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Spain’s Queen Attends ‘Women and Disability’ Conference

  March 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm by

At the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Conference Centre in Ávila on Wednesday, Queen Letizia of Spain spoke at the ‘Women and Disability: We Crossed Borders’ conference on its final day. She said that it was of great importance that “no disabled women should be marginalized, harassed, mistreated or discriminated against.” The purpose of the two-day conference is to discuss “strategies and actions that contribute to the equality and empowerment of women … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Return Dinner Hosted By Argentine President

  February 23, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The President of Argentina this evening hosted a return dinner at El Pardo Palace in Madrid to thank the King and Queen of Spain for their hospitality during this week’s state visit. Over 350 people from business, sports and arts fields were invited to the dinner, and each were received by both King Felipe and Queen Letizia, and President Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada. At the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Iñaki Urdangarín To Remain In Switzerland During Appeal Process

  February 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

A court in Palma de Mallorca has decided that Iñaki Urdangarín will be allowed to continue living in Switzerland with his family until the conclusion of the appeal process against the guilty verdict he was handed last week in the Nóos corruption case. Iñaki is required to meet with local authorities on the first day of each month and inform the court if he changes residence at any time. He will not … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Debuts The Fleur de Lys Tiara During Argentinian State Visit Gala

  February 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm by

The Queen of Spain made the day of royal watchers everywhere Wednesday night at the gala banquet for the President of Argentina as she debuted the ‘biggest gun’ in the collection of tiaras at her disposal: the diamond Fleur de Lys tiara that dates back to Queen Victoria Eugenia. Paired with a simple black evening gown from Felipe Varela and the sky blue sash of the Argentine Order of the Liberator General … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Awarded ‘Circle of the Lyceum’ Gold Medal

  February 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm by

Queen Sofia was tonight presented with the gold medal of the Circle of the Lyceum for her support of the arts and music during a ceremony at Barcelona’s Great Theater of the Lyceum. The Queen gave a speech at the event, where she said she was incredibly honoured to receive the award and to have been able to “support the various activities aimed at promoting the reconstruction of this Great Theatre” … Continue reading

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Iñaki Urdangarin Sentenced To Six Years In Prison for Nóos Fraud

  February 17, 2017 at 7:40 am by

The Nóos scandal has come to a conclusion today in Mallorca, where Iñaki Urdangarin was sentenced to serve six years and three months in prison after being found guilty of fraud by the Provincial Court of Palma. He has also been fined 512,000€. Infanta Cristina, his wife, has been found not guilty of tax evasion. She will be required to pay a 265,000€ fine. Urdangarin had been charged with several crimes – … Continue reading

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And The State Visits Keep Rolling In: A List Of Upcoming Events

  February 14, 2017 at 11:44 pm by

With today’s confirmation King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have accepted the invitation to pay a state visit to Denmark next month, the list of upcoming state visits across Europe has grown again. So that none get missed in the royal watching calendar, we’ve gathered all the necessary information below. State Visit from Canada to Sweden The Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, will be arriving in Sweden next week to … Continue reading

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King Felipe & Queen Letizia Attend Telefónica Foundation Project

  February 13, 2017 at 10:16 am by

At the Telefónica Building in Madrid today, the King and Queen of Spain attended the closure of the Telefónica Foundation’s research project into the economic value of the Spanish language. The purpose of the research project, which has been undertaken by the Foundation for ten years, was to “quantify economically the cultural value of having our language spoken by 500 million people”.  King Felipe gave a speech at the closing event, in … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Madrid

  February 12, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Location: Madrid, Kingdom of Spain Built: 1738 to 1755 Architects: Filippo Juvarra, Giovanni Battista Sacchetti Commissioned By: Felipe V of Spain Style: Baroque / Neoclassical Rooms: 3,000 plus On The Palace Grounds: Sabatini Gardens, Campo del Moro Gardens, Royal Armoury of Madrid, Royal Pharmacy Current Owner: The Spanish State Current Use: State ceremonies hosted by the Royal Family Fun Fact: The palace sits on the site of the Royal Alcázar of Madrid which burnt down in 1734 A full list of Palace … Continue reading

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Lady In Red: Queen Sofia Attends ‘La Traviata’ Opera In Valencia

  February 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm by

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia on Thursday evening, Queen Sofia of Spain attended a performance of the Giuseppe Verdi opera La Traviata. The Queen posed for photos on the red carpet with fashion designer Valentino Garavani, who designed the costumes of the opera, actress Monica Bellucci, and tenor Plácido Domingo. Sofia Coppola directed this version of the opera. Also attending were Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou and … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Visit Cardiovascular Research Centre

  February 9, 2017 at 10:24 am by

The King and Queen of Spain paid a visit to the Carlos III National Centre for Cardiovascular Research in Madrid on Thursday. They attended a meeting of the CNIC Foundation and were given a tour of the research facilities before sitting in on a debate on the topic “Excellence of cardiovascular research in Spain”. During the debate, King Felipe and Queen Letizia heard from Borja Ibáñez, Guadalupe Sabio and Rui Benedito, laureates … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Stuns In Caped Dress At Innovation & Design Awards

  February 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia looked fabulous in a frock from designer Juanjo Oliva at Monday’s National Awards for Innovation and Design 2016 ceremony at the Regional Archaeological Museum of the Community of Madrid. The olive green dress, which featured a built-in cape, was a departure from the Queen’s usual style – but is an incredibly successful addition to her wardrobe! The pairing with cream snakeskin heels and clutch added just the right amount of … Continue reading

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