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Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón turns 12

  October 3, 2011 at 7:38 am by

His Excellency Don Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón, Grande de España, celebrated his 12th birthday late last week. Don Juan Urdangarín is the eldest son of HRH The Infanta Cristina of Spain and HE Don Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca. His Excellency is the second eldest grandson of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, and is currently eighth in the line of succession to the … Continue reading

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Enactments & Engagements at The Zarzuela Palace

  September 30, 2011 at 12:06 am by

Madrid, Tuesday September 27th, 2011 His Majesty The King had a busy day at his Madrid residence, The Zarzuela Palace, on Tuesday. The day started at the Audience Hall of the Palace of Zarzuela, where His Majesty gave his signature and endorsed the amendment to Section 135 of the Spanish Constitution. Her Majesty The Queen and the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Zapatero, were also present. King Juan Carlos I then … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia at Concert by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra

  September 24, 2011 at 12:24 am by

Madrid, Thursday September 22nd, 2011. Her Majesty The Queen attended a concert performed by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid. Queen Sofia was accompanied to the concert by her younger sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of Greece. The Queen and her sister were greeted by the director of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr Zubin Mehta. Both Queen Sofia and Princess Irene are longtime lovers … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia attend Journalism Award Ceremony

  September 23, 2011 at 8:06 am by

Madrid, Thursday September 22nd, 2011. Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias have attended the Luis Carandell Journalism Awards Ceremony and luncheon. The Ceremony took place at the Palacio del Senado, or the Senate Building, in Madrid, which is not too far from the Royal Palace. Their Royal Highnesses were greeted at the Palacio’s entrace by the President of the Senate, Javier Rojo. The Prince and Princess presided … Continue reading

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María Zurita’s 36th Birthday

  September 22, 2011 at 9:12 am by

Her Excellency Doña María Zurita, Grande de España, celebrated her 36th bithday last weekend. María Sofía Emilia Carmen Zurita y de Borbón was born in Madrid, Spain on September 16th, 1976. She is the only daughter of Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria and Hernani, and Don Carlos Zurita, Duke of Soria and Hernani. María has an older brother, His Excellency Don Alfonso Zurita. The youngest niece of His … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia attend 9/11 Memorial in Madrid

  September 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm by

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias yesterday attended a 9/11 memorial in Madrid, to mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. The memorial took place at the Juan Carlos I Park in Madrid, also present were the US Ambassador and his wife, as well as the Mayor of Madrid. Ten American oak trees were planted during the ceremony, one for … Continue reading

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Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón Celebrates her 11th Birthday

  September 11, 2011 at 5:46 am by

Her Excellency Doña Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón celebrated her 11th bithday on September 9th. Doña Victoria is the only daughter of HRH The Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo and Don Jaime de Marichalar. She was born in Madrid. She is the eldest granddaughter of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, and as such, she is currently sixth in the line of … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia attend Gala Dinner in Madrid

  September 10, 2011 at 9:23 am by

On September 8th, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias attended a gala dinner at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Expansión newspaper. Also attending were members of the Spanish Government and leading business people. During the gala dinner, a speech was given by The Prince of Asturias, where the Prince expressed his confidence in the Spanish to overcome “painstakingly” the … Continue reading

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Prince & Princess of Asturias At Opening Ceremony of Telecom Meeting

  September 7, 2011 at 2:46 am by

It was back to work today for Don Felipe and Doña Letizia after their summer holiday. Earlier today, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived at the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander to officate at the opening Ceremony of the XXV Meeting of Telecommunications. The Prince was dressed in a navy blue suit and lime green tie, whilst the Princess opted for navy blue trousers and … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos: Successful Surgery

  September 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm by

Earlier today His Majesty The King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, left the San José Hospital in Madrid following an operation yesterday to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The Palace of Zarzuela issued a statement to confirm that His Majesty The King was in good condition at The Palace of Zarzuela, where he will continue his recovery. The King’s health has been a topic of interest in recent years, … Continue reading

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Spain’s Oldest Infanta

  September 5, 2011 at 11:36 pm by

Though she may not thank for me for the title of my post, I wanted my first blog posting to feature a lesser known Spanish Royal. A maternal aunt-in-law of His Majesty King Juan Carlos, at almost 94 years she is currently the oldest member of the extended Spanish Royal Family. An Infanta of Spain by her marriage in April 1936 to the Infante Alfonso of Spain, over the years … Continue reading

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Prince of Asturias at Presidential Inauguration in Peru

  July 29, 2011 at 2:20 am by

HRH the Prince of Asturias is currently in Peru for the inauguration of the nation’s newest President, Ollanta Humala. The official ceremony took place yesterday, July 28th, at the Congress of the Republic in Lima. Prince Felipe arrived in Peru on July 27th, and quickly headed over to Government Palace for a meeting with the outgoing President, Alan Garcia. The duo discussed the relationship between Spain and Peru, and the … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Voted Most Elegant Woman at Royal Wedding

  May 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm by

If you watched the recent royal wedding, you might have caught a glimpse of Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma, wife of King Mohamed VI. Readers of the UK’s celebrity magazine Hello! have voted the Fez-born princess as the most elegant woman at the wedding in London on 29 April. “The North African beauty — dressed in a pale pink and gold caftan, the traditional clothing of her native country — easily … Continue reading

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Mozah Wows Fashion Onlookers During Visit to Spain

  April 28, 2011 at 1:46 am by

As we had all seen during the Emir of Qatar and his fashionable wife Sheikha Mozah’s state visit to Britain last year, one wondered if Sheikha Mozah could pull it off again during the state visit to Spain. During the start of the visit, Sheikha Mozah choice was a head to toe white outfit which she had accessorized it with a tan belt & clutch see here. After the welcome … Continue reading

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State Visit from Qatar to Spain

  April 21, 2011 at 9:26 am by

HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser will begin a state visit to Spain from April the 25th-27th, 2011. The Emir & Sheikha Mozah will officially be welcomed in El Pardo Royal Palace by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The welcome ceremony will be followed by a lunch where not only the king and Queen will attend but also Their Royal … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall visit Spain

  April 2, 2011 at 6:16 am by

After visiting Portugal, the princely couple have moved on to Spain where they were greeted by Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia at Palacio Del Pardo in Madrid. The Prince of Wales went on to meet business men in the Community of Madrid and then to a Reception at the British Embassy. We saw a beautiful display of gowns and jewels from Camilla and Letizia at the gala dinner on the evening of … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena opens Horses Show

  November 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm by

Yesterday November 23th Infanta Elena of Spain attended the inauguration of the International Horse Show (SICAB) in his XX edition of which her royal Highness is Honorary President. SICAB was established in 1991 in Sevilla as a trade fair to show the purebred Spanish horses to the public in general following the downturn caused by the African Horse Disease epidemic in Spain. It is focused exclusively in purebred Spanish horses, … Continue reading

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‘European Vulnerable Children’ Conference in Belgium

  November 21, 2010 at 10:55 am by

On the initiative of Queen Paola, in her capacity as Honorary President of the NGO Child Focus, an organization dedicated to finding missing children, and under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place on Wednesday 17 and Thursday, November 18, 2010 a conference in the Royal Palace in Brussels with the theme “Vulnerable children on the run, a challenge for Europe.” The conference was sponsored … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia in New York

  November 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain is in New York this week attending the activities that annually are organized by the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. The Spanish Institute was founded in 1954 in New York and its main aim is to promote the culture of the Spanish-speaking world in the United States. The activities organized by the Institute to carry out such a task, are focusing mainly on particular aspects of “Spanish … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll’s Princess

  November 11, 2010 at 10:17 am by

Last Saturday, November 6th, the Princess of Asturias attended an exclusive concert of US famous rock band BON JOVI. Immediately after she and Prince Felipe attended the mass given by Pope Benedict XVI in his visit to Santiago de Compostela, Letizia travelled to Madrid in order to attended the concert with a couple of friends. The band were in Madrid on the ocassion of the MTV Europe Music Awards annual … Continue reading

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