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King Felipe Visits The ‘Aifos’ During Copa Del Rey

  August 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm by

King Felipe VI paid a visit to the crew manning his yacht, Aifos, in this year’s Copa Del Rey Mafre Sailing Cup. Although the day’s race did not go ahead due to strong winds, the King instead spent his time speaking with the crew and officials from the Royal Yacht Club de Palma. King Felipe has this year been unable to participate in the race himself, as he usually does, due to … Continue reading

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Spanish Summer Photo Session At Marivent Palace

  August 4, 2016 at 7:50 pm by

King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, this evening had their annual summer photo session at Marivent Palace, their residence on the island of Palma de Mallorca. Posing for photos in the Palace gardens, the family colour-coordinated in blues and whites: while trousers and a white and navy stripped blouse for the Queen, white trousers and a blue shirt for the King and cream … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Sydney 2000

  August 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

The first Olympics of the new millennium were held in Sydney, Australia and several royals made the trek “Down Under” for the event (one even managed to find a wife – while another’s was in the pool!). Vamos!: Prince Felipe cheers on Spain’s men’s handball team during a match against Sweden. Also present are Queen Sofia, a pregnant Infanta Cristina and her eldest son Juan (starring wide-eyed at his uncle’s antics) … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Athens 2004

  August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games returned to their home country of Greece for the first time in over 100 years. Spain’s Queen Sofia shows off her snaps to former Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne brings her trusty sports uniform to Greece – a Team GB bucket hat and wrap-around sunglasses – as she watches the slalom canoe final. The Danes – Prince Henrik, Queen … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – London 2012

  August 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) begin on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A number of royals will be making the trip to Rio to support their athletes, see here for all forum Rio discussion. As a warm-up to the Games, the TRF Blog will be looking back to the best royal moments of the most recent four Olympics. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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A Family Dinner in Mallorca Kicks Off The Borbons’ Summer Holiday

  July 31, 2016 at 9:18 pm by

The Borbons spend a few weeks each summer in Palma de Mallorca, and this evening was the first occasion a large portion of the family was together for this year’s holiday. King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, Leonor and Sofia, Infanta Elena and her two children Felipe and Victoria, and King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were all seen leaving Flaningan Restaurante in Portals Nous after dinner. Earlier … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar of Spain Turns 80

  July 30, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Her Royal Highness The Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre celebrates her 80th birthday on July 30th. The elder sister of former King Juan Carlos was born in Cannes, France during the exile of the Spanish Royal Family and is the elder daughter of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess María de las Mercedes de Borbón. Her baptism also took place in Cannes … Continue reading

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Buena Suerte! Spain’s King and Queen See Athletes Off To Rio

  July 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm by

The Spanish Olympic Team received a royal farewell as they departed for Rio de Janeiro today, with King Felipe and Queen Letizia heading up the farewell committee at the Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid. After speaking with the athletes and taking several selfies, King Felipe briefly addressed the team, saying that the whole of Spain was “convinced of your abilities in competition, but also your human qualities. When you are … Continue reading

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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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