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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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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Two

  July 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm by

The second day of the Spanish State Visit to Britain saw King Felipe and Queen Letizia accompanied by various members of the British Royal Family on their engagements through the day. King Felipe began his morning at a British-Hispanic business meeting at Mansion House alongside Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The aim of the meeting was to increase trade between the two countries, which totalled to €30billion in 2016. Later, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The UK: Gala Banquet

  July 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm by

On the first evening of the Spanish King and Queen’s state visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a glittering gala banquet at Buckingham Palace to honour her guests. She and the Duke of Edinburgh posed for photographs with King Felipe and Queen Letizia before heading into the banquet, where they were joined by all senior working members of the British Royal Family (including a debuting Prince Harry) … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Welcoming Ceremony

  July 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began their state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with the customary welcome at Horse Guards Parade in the presence of Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. After greeting each other, the King and Prince Philip inspected a guard of honour before the royal party traveled to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession, … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Depart For London – A State Visit Is Coming!

  July 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain departed Madrid late Tuesday, bound for London and the long-awaited state visit between Spain and the United Kingdom. They were farewelled by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor, from the Adolfo Suarez-Madrid Barajas Airport. Accompanying the royal couple on their trip is a strong business delegation, as well as the Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfonso Dastis. King Felipe and Queen Letizia will … Continue reading

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Which Tiara Will Queen Letizia Take To London?

  July 10, 2017 at 9:30 am by

The King and Queen of Spain begin the long-awaited Spanish State Visit to Britain on Wednesday, and – after two postponements – the big question on the lips of royal watchers is, which tiara from the Spanish collection will be making the trip to grace Queen Letizia’s head? Let’s have a quick review of the options Letizia has in the Spanish vaults… The Fleur de Lys Tiara The definitive ‘Big Gun’ … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Meeting of Drug Addiction Support Organisation

  July 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

In Madrid on Tuesday, Queen Letizia was present for a board meeting of the Fundación de Ayuda contra la Drogadicción (Foundation for Aid against Drug Addiction) of which she is honorary president. FAD was established in 1986 with the objective of “preventing drug use and other risky behaviours that prevent or hinder the person and social development of adolescents”. The Queen donned a pale pink ensemble from Zara – a pair … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Join Farewell To Germany’s Helmut Kohl

  July 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm by

Spain was represented by King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia on Saturday at the memorial service for the late German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, held in Strasbourg, France at the European Parliament. They joined leaders such as current German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and former US President Bill Clinton, all of whom spoke at the late Chancellor’s European Act of State, the first held by the European Union. Earlier, … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present The Princess of Girona Foundation Awards

  June 29, 2017 at 7:11 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain presented the 2017 Princess of Girona Foundation awards on Thursday evening in a ceremony at the Girona Conference Centre. King Felipe praised the work of the Foundation and the young people of the region, particularly in their combined efforts to improve youth employment, in a speech he delivered during the ceremony. This year’s laureates were: for Scientific Research, Héctor Gómez Díaz; for Arts and Literature, Juan … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mark Forty Years Since Spain’s Cortes Generales Elected

  June 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attended events marking the fortieth anniversary of Spain’s 1977 general elections, the first election since prior to the Spanish Civil War. The royal couple were present for a solemn session of the Cortes Generales at the Palacio de las Cortes in Madrid on Wednesday. They were joined by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana María Pastor, and the President of the Senate, Pio García-Escudero. “Recalling … Continue reading

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