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Queen Sofia visits Panda Babies

  November 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm by

The last September 7th, a pair of twins panda were born at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium. The cubs were conceived through artificial insemination in a joint project of Madrid Zoo and veterinarian University in collaboration with the Care Center for Giant Panda in Chengdu, China. Today, the little cubs received the visit of Queen Sofia, who was very interested in all that had to do with the daily care this … Continue reading

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Come to Oviedo…

  October 22, 2010 at 5:23 am by

Everything is ready in Oviedo where in a few hours the XXX edition of the Prince of Asturias Awards will take place. Since May this year, the Foundation has bestowed its eight awards in different categories as Arts, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, International Cooperation, Technical and Scientific Research, Letters, Sport and Concord. The prize for the Arts was to Richard Serra, an American sculptor which is considered the great … Continue reading

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“VAMOS A GANAR” – Football Adventure for Spanish Royals

  July 20, 2010 at 7:52 am by

July 7th, Durban (South Africa), the octopus Paul predicts that Spain is about to win in match with Germany and, for the first time, achieve the final game at a World Cup of FIFA. Is not only Paul that is predicting about the match – Queen Sofía, very optimistic, also predicted that the Spanish team would win, a very simple “Vamos a ganar”. In fact, Spain won by a goal … Continue reading

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No to Terrorism!

  June 30, 2010 at 12:41 am by

On June 27th, for the very first time in the Congress of the Deputies, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofí­a presided over a ceremony in remembrance and tribute to the victims of terrorism. The reason of this date? On this same day, in 1960, the terrorist group ETA killed someone for the first time, a 22 month old baby, Begoña Urroz Ibarrola. So, after last March 11th, for the 6th … Continue reading

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Royals Support Their National Teams at the World Cup In South Africa

  June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am by

Last Saturday the World Cup Soccer has started in South Africa. Five monarchies are participating in the tournament: Denmark, England, Japan, The Netherlands and Spain. Royals from most of these countries wasted no opportunity to travel to South Africa to support their national teams. On Monday Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange attended the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in Johannesburg. Both princes were seated … Continue reading

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Archaeological Team, 2010 Prince of Asturias Award

  May 19, 2010 at 8:38 am by

The archaeological team who discovered the Terracotta Army has been laureate with the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury for the Award, which announced its decision today in Oviedo, believes this archeological project is a multidisciplinary research project which allows studying an important period of formation of the Chinese Empire. The Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qinshihuang in Xi’an, is part of the mausoleum of Emperor … Continue reading

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Richard Serra, 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts

  May 12, 2010 at 10:19 am by

Today is the day when the 2010 Prince of Asturias Awards, annually granted by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, will gradually made public. First of them has been the award for the Arts which it has been bestowed to the American sculptor Richard Serra. The Jury has decided to confer the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts on the American sculptor Richard Serra for his “audacity in structuring” … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Leaves Hospital

  May 12, 2010 at 10:12 am by

It was yesterday when the King of Spain left the hospital to continuing his recovery at home three days after the lung surgery. At the outside of Barcelona Clinic hospital, looking relaxed the king had a short meeting with the press where he said he is in good form and thanked the doctors and nurses who treated him. King Juan Carlos also had praised words to the Spain’s public health … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos received Family visit

  May 10, 2010 at 9:54 am by

Since his admission in the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona last Saturday for a lung surgery, King Juan Carlos is receiving numbers of family visits and also institutional visits. The Prince of Asturias arrived yesterday from San Jose (Costa Rica), where he attended the Presidential Inauguration of Laura Chinchilla, and joined Princess Letizia to visit his father. At the end of the visit they had an informal meeting with the press … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos undergoes Lung Surgery

  May 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm by

Early in the morning, the official site of the Spanish royal house informed that His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain was under a surgery to remove a small growth that was located at right lung. The surgery was scheduled and because of that the King was admitted in a Barcelona Hospital yesterday night. On April 26-27 King Juan Carlos underwent a routine checkup where the nodule was found. In … Continue reading

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Microcredit in Kenya – Cooperation Aid in Ethiopia

  April 11, 2010 at 5:45 am by

Early this week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain travelled to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit, an international meeting organized by the Microcredit Summit Campaign which took place from April 7th to 10th. More than 2,000 people from 40 countries worldwide were present at the meeting, whose main goal is to spread the use of the microfinance in order to eradicate poverty, especially in Africa … Continue reading

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Letizia: One Day in Berlin to Support Research on Rare Diseases

  March 2, 2010 at 7:00 am by

The news today should be that the Princess of Asturias attended as guest of honour, upon invitation of Eva Luise Koehler First Lady of Germany, the presentation ceremony of the third edition of the Prize Eve Louise Köhler of Research on Rare Diseases, an issue (rare diseases) which the Princess is quite involved in. But it isn’t. The great news is that Letizia is for the first time travelling alone; … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina opens Spanish Exhibition in Washington

  February 25, 2010 at 11:50 pm by

Yesterday Infanta Cristina of Spain officially opened the exhibition “The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600-1700″ at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The exhibition is presented on the occasion of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union and it’s organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the London National Gallery, with the support of the Spanish Minitery of Culture and the USA-Spain Foundation. … Continue reading

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How the Royals Spent the First Week of Vancouver 2010

  February 23, 2010 at 4:45 am by

A number of royals are currently in Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Those who are members of the International Olympic Committee had already been out and about in Vancouver before the Games started. Here is how they all spent the first week of the Games. Friday February 12th – Opening Ceremony Royals are a regular fixture at opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, beginning their support of … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos meets President Obama

  February 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm by

On Wednesday, His Majesty the King of Spain travelled to attend a private meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. President Obama hosted a lunch in honour of King Juan Carlos that was attended by the State Secretary Hillary Clinton, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Angel Moratinos, US National Security Advisor General James L. Jones and the Head of the Household of His Majesty, Alberto Aza. According … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Pays an Official Visit to Lebanon

  February 11, 2010 at 5:44 am by

Following an official visit by the President of Lebanon to Spain in October 2009, this week King Juan Carlos arrived at Rafik Hariri’s Beirut International Airport to start a two-day visit to Lebanon. The King, accompanied by the Spanish Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence, was welcomed by H.E. the President of Lebanon, Michel Suleiman. King Juan Carlos and President Suleiman went to the Baabda Presidential Palace in order to … Continue reading

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Concert in Memory of Queen Victoria Eugenia

  February 4, 2010 at 8:42 am by

Yesterday, Queen Sofia of Spain, accompanied by the Prince of Asturias, attended a tribute concert in memory of the late Queen of Spain, H.M. Queen Victoria Eugenia, mostly know as Queen Ena, nee Princess Victoria Eugénie of Battenberg. The concert was held by the British Hispanic Foundation on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of Queen Ena. This foundation is a non-profit, private and cultural foundation, founded … Continue reading

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Princess Letizia returns to her Old School

  January 30, 2010 at 11:24 pm by

Two days ago, on January 28, the Princess of Asturias returned to the Ramiro de Maetzu School, where she studied a bachelor, to commemorate its 70th anniversary. After a short visit through the school facilities, the Princess watched a musical show performed by the school’s orchestra. Letizia unveiled a commemorative plaque and signed the honour book on the occasion. During the visit, she had the opportunity to meet with some … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina Visits Guttmann Institute

  January 28, 2010 at 10:06 am by

Although Infanta Cristina currently lives in Washintong D.C.,where she and her family moved after the summer, she returns from time to time to Spain in order to attend her official engagements related to the Spanish Crown. On January 27, Cristina was in Barcelona to visit the Guttmann Institute. This institute is a neuro-rehabilitation hospital that was the first in Spain dedicated to the treatment of patients suffering of paraplegia or … Continue reading

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King Abdullah in Spain, then to attend WEF

  January 27, 2010 at 8:08 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah is scheduled to visit Spain today and meet with Spain’s King Juan Carlos, as well as with Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodri­guez Zapatero. King Abdullah is to hold talks on developments in the Middle East and efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. King Abdullah will then leave for Switzerland, where he and Queen Rania will participate in the annual World Ecomonic Forum in Davos.

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