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Felipe and Letizia Attend Oath Ceremony of New Royal Guards

  May 22, 2015 at 8:21 am by

The King and Queen of Spain have attended a ceremony at the El Rey Military Barracks in El Pardo where new members of the Royal Guard swore allegiance to the Spanish flag. King Felipe first inspected a guard of honour before the main ceremony began, led by the head of the Royal Guard, Colonel Ramón Álvarez de Toledo Álvarez de Builla. The Colonel received the new military and civil personnels’ allegiance to defend … Continue reading

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The Princess of Asturias Has Her Holy Communion

  May 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm by

This morning in Madrid, the Princess of Asturias partook in her first holy communion alongside her classmates from the Primaria del Colegio Santa María de los Rosales. Princess Leonor was accompanied to the Our Lady of Assumption chapel by her parents, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and her younger sister Sofia. Grandparents from both sides – King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, Jesus Ortiz y Alvarez and his wife Ana and … Continue reading

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Audiences at Zarzuela Palace

  May 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today received three different groups in audience at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. First, members of the operations team – including the director and general manager – of the magazine Semana were welcomed to the Palace to mark their 75th year of publication. A presentation of some of the most outstanding images featured in the magazine during its history was shown to King Felipe and Queen Letizia during the … Continue reading

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Kings Felipe and Abdullah Attend Charlemagne Prize Ceremony

  May 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

Spanish King Felipe VI and Jordanian King Abdullah II were both present today in Aachen, Germany for the annual awarding of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. The two Kings attended the ceremony at the Aachen City Hall where the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz, was awarded the prize which is presented to individuals who have worked hard “in the service of European unification.” View image | gettyimages.com In his acceptance … Continue reading

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Italian President Lunches in Madrid

  May 11, 2015 at 6:44 pm by

The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, was in Spain today and he was welcomed to the Royal Palace of Madrid by the Royal Family. King Felipe VI first had an audience with the President, who took office in February, before the pair were joined by Queen Letizia for lunch. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen wore a light grey skirt with a floral print matched with a navy blouse for the occasion.

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Queen Sofia Presents Trophies at Mutua Madrid Open 2015

  May 10, 2015 at 4:20 pm by

Queen Sofia delivered the winners’ trophies at the Mutua Madrid Open 2015 men’s final today. Scotsman Andy Murray defeated local champion Rafael Nadal in the final, the Spaniard going down 6-3, 6-2 in just under ninety minutes. The Queen sat in the audience for the match with Spain’s Minister for Education, Culture and Sports, José Ignacio Wert, and the director of the Open, Manuel Santana. Afterwards, she presented Murray and Nadal … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Red Cross World Day Commemoration

  May 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain today opened the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, which was being held at the Miguel Delibes Auditorium in Valladolid, Spain. The event highlights the importance of the Red Cross, the work they do and the work of their staff and volunteers. Queen Letizia gave a speech, handed out medals and posed for pictures. Queen Letizia was dressed in a white and black pant suit … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Present Journalism Awards

  May 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today presented several journalism awards at the Casa del Lector in Madrid. The “Rey de España” and “Don Quijote” awards are presented to journalists of the Spanish and Portuguese languages from countries that make up the Latin American Community of Nations, as well as nations which Spain share considerable historical connections with. View image | gettyimages.com In his speech, King Felipe congratulated the award winners … Continue reading

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Irene Urdangarín Has Her First Communion

  May 7, 2015 at 1:36 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca’s youngest child, daughter Irene, has had her first communion recently. Doña Irene celebrated the special religious occasion at the Church of Hermance on the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The family has lived in Geneva since summer 2013. Queen Sofia and Infanta Elena both travelled to Switzerland for the event. A photograph of Irene, her parents, siblings and grandmother was given exclusively to Hola! … Continue reading

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King Felipe Opens National Congress of Lawyers

  May 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm by

King Felipe inaugurated today the National Congress of Lawyers which is being held from May 6-8, 2015 and is being organized by the General Council of Spanish Lawyers and held every four years. King Felipe gave a speech, in which he said, “The Bar is, above all, an immediate reference for citizens in everything related to justice.” King Felipe went on saying, “Therefore my presence at this Congress has a lot … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Spanish Association Against Cancer Meeting

  May 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm by

As the honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today chaired a working meeting at their headquarters in Madrid. During the meeting, the attendees designed the strategic plan of the AECC’s Scientific Foundation for 2014-2020. Several Spanish scientists, doctors and researchers provided their views on cancer research to the foundation, including some via videoconference from the United States, in order to assist in creating the plan. View … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Queen Letizia of Spain

  April 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm by

Today has been a busy day for Spain’s Queen Letizia, who attended four events at Zarzuela Palace. Queen Letizia had an audience with the Board of the Royal Association of Friends of the Queen Sofia Museum. Queen Letizia is honorary president of the association. She also held an audience with executive representatives of the Association “Hispania Nostra” for Defence of Spanish Cultural Heritage. The representatives talked about their objectives of … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia Attend Reina Sofia 2014 Awards Ceremony

  April 29, 2015 at 9:31 am by

Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia attended the Reina Sofia Award 2014 which is held by the Royal Board on Disability. The event was held the El Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain. The awards are given to for the continuous work in scientific research and health work. Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia handed out awards to the winners. Queen Letizia wore a beige skirt suit and a white lace top which she matched … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Attend State Funeral for Germanwings Disaster Victims

  April 27, 2015 at 10:09 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain this afternoon were present at the state funeral held for the victims of last month’s Germanwings Flight 9525 air crash. Held at the Basílica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the 150 victims of the air crash were honoured and remembered in a religious service led by the Archbishop of Barcelona, Cardinal Lluís Martínez Sistach. Representatives of the Evangelical, Jewish and Muslim communities of Spain were also in attendance and … Continue reading

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King Felipe VI Holds Audience with Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem

  April 27, 2015 at 8:44 am by

King Felipe received the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Shlomo Moshe Amar, in an audience this morning at the Zarzuela Palace. Mr Amar was elected to this position in 2014, after serving as the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 2003 to 2013. The audience took place ahead of the King’s meeting with representatives of this week’s Erensya Summit in Avila, Toledo and Madrid. The summit will bring together 70 representatives of … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia and Princess Irene Release Two Iberian Lynx

  April 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Irene of Greece today released two Iberian lynx. The event took place on the ‘The Chestnut’ farm in the municipality of Mazarambroz in full Montes de Toledo. The owners of The Chestnut farm and a few authorities where present at the event. The Royal ladies released two lynx that where born in 2014 in a breeding center. The lynx where released in an area … Continue reading

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Spanish King Delivers Cervantes Prize

  April 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia this afternoon attended the presentation of the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid. This year’s laureate is Juan Goytisolo for his collection of novels and essays. He was presented with an award of €125,000. King Felipe in his speech said that Mr Goytisolo’s work has helped to remind people that “Spain cannot ignore its mission as acting as the cultural … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Hold A Lunch

  April 22, 2015 at 12:03 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a lunch in the Royal Palace in Madrid in honor of some writers who are attending the Cervantes Prize. As tradition, a day before the Cervantes Prize event, the King and Queen hold a lunch in honor of the writers. The prize ceremony will take place tomorrow at the University of Alcalá in Barcelona. The award goes to Spanish writer, Juan Goytisolo Gay. During … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Presents “Woman Awards” in Madrid

  April 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm by

The Queen of Spain this evening presented the first ‘Woman Awards’ arranged by the media company Grupo Zeta in connection with their Woman Madame Figaro magazine at the Casino de Madrid. Wearing a strapless black cocktail dress with embroidery and crystals by Felipe Varela (and debuting a new, chic bob haircut!), Queen Letizia presented the award to three women: conductor Inma Shara, the director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Debuts Her Ansorena Tiara

  April 16, 2015 at 1:10 am by

It appears that when foreign royals receive an invitation to a major gala event in Denmark, they go rummaging around in their jewel vaults thinking, “What hasn’t been worn in a while?” First Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece brought out Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara for a banquet in 2012 to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s ruby jubilee. Now, Queen Letizia of Spain has debuted her Ansorena tiara at the same Queen’s … Continue reading

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