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Spanish State Visit to New Zealand: Day 2

  June 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm by

Today has been the second and final day of the State Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain. Today there were two ceremonies for the royal visitors, who spent the day in the capital city, Wellington. The first was a wreath laying at National War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Warrior; His Majesty laid a wreath. This was followed by a welcome ceremony at parliament, which … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to New Zealand: Day 1

  June 22, 2009 at 1:16 am by

Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain today began a brief state visit to New Zealand. They arrived late Sunday evening (local time) in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city; this after a brief stop-over in Singapore en route from Spain. The royal couple is in New Zealand with a high-powered business delegation, including Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos and the Secretary of State for Trade Silvia … Continue reading

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The University of Mexico, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities

  June 10, 2009 at 7:56 am by

Today in Oviedo, the jury for the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities has decided to bestow the prize to the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The jury considers that “throughout the hundred years of its existence, the National Autonomous University of Mexico has been the academic and educational model for numerous generations of students from diverse countries and has provided the Ibero-American sphere with the most … Continue reading

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Letizia, Cristina and Máxima lunch in Barcelona

  June 9, 2009 at 5:12 am by

Princess Letizia, Infanta Cristina and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands had a private meeting yesterday in Barcelona, the city where Infanta Cristina lives. Princess Letizia was in Barcelona to attend the presentation of the first oncology research grant in Cosmocaixa. Princesss Máxima travelled to Barcelona with a delegation of the Council for Microcredits of the Netherlands to learn about The Caixa MicroBank; the social bank of the Catalan entity; and … Continue reading

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Letizia’s Fashion On Tour in Colombia and El Salvador

  June 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm by

Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia embarked on a week long tour of Colombia and El Salvador beginning on the 26th May. Arriving at Bogota airport, Letizia wore a casual beige jacket and grey trousers (she had left from Madrid wearing the same outfit). She accessorised the look with a favourite scarf, her trademark platform shoes from Spanish high-street shop Mango and a Burberry bag. image The couple attended … Continue reading

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Former Greek King Out of Intensive Care

  June 5, 2009 at 5:30 am by

Greece’s Former King, Constantine II, is now out of the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Hospital and in a private room according to a message posted to the family’s site. The June 3 update says the King “is surrounded by family and is recovering satisfactorily.” The King is recovering from a scheduled open heart surgery and has had visits from his sisters, Queen Sophia of Spain and Princess Irene of … Continue reading

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Sir David Attenborough, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

  June 5, 2009 at 3:30 am by

The British scientist Sir David Attenborough was honoured yesterday in Oviedo with the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury has decided to bestow on him the prize as his work is considered one of the great contributions to the defence of life and the conservation of our planet. The Jury also considered that “his interest in the problems of our times, his permanent pursuit of excellence … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Talks about Drugs in Barcelona

  June 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm by

Today, Queen Sofia of Spain attended in Barcelona the Congress, “Let’s talk about drugs. Families and Youth united for Prevention,” hosted by La Caixa Foundation and the Help against Drug Addiction Foundation (FAD), of which her Majesty is Honorary President. The congress’s main goal is to be a reflection forum which may help professionals to check, in a critical way, the prevention of the problems related the drugs. Also their … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia visits her Brother in Hospital

  June 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

Last Sunday, May 31, Queen Sofia and her sister Princess Irene of Greece flew from Santander, where the Queen was attending the celebration of the Spanish Armed Forces Day, to London on board a Ryanair flight to visit their brother Constantine II, Former King of Greece. King Constantine is recovering from a heart operation in the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington hospital.

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Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia Visit El Salvador

  June 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm by

On May 30, the Prince and the Princess of Asturias arrived at San Salvador, El Salvador, to visit the President elect, Mauricio Funes. In the afternoon, Prince Felipe and Princess Letzia inaugurated the Spanish Agency of Cooperation’s Tecnic office. During their visit to the new office the Prince and the Princess were informed about the different cooperation projects in El Salvador. On Saunday Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia had a … Continue reading

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Royals in Valentino: from Wedding Dresses to Daytime Suits

  June 1, 2009 at 11:11 am by

Italian designer Valentino has been designing wedding dresses for future Queens to daytime suits worn by varioues royals in Europe and the Middle East. Valentino’s creations are worn by Queens, Crown Princesses and Princesses. Most of his creations worn by royals have been shown on either the Haute Couture runway or on the pret-a-porter runway and altered. Valentino designed Princess Máxima’s pre-wedding dress which was made out of orange embroidered … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias Visit Colombia: Last Day

  May 30, 2009 at 4:49 pm by

On the last day of their visit to Colombia, May 29, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, accompanied by the Presidential Couple, traveled to Medellin to open the “V International Congress on Victims of Terrorism” which was attended by almost 2,000 people, including victims’ representatives from Spain, Ireland, Mexico, and Chile. Under the slogan “Colombia has right to the truth and to take memory” the congress’s main goal is to give … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Opens Madrid Book Fair

  May 29, 2009 at 12:28 pm by

Today Infanta Elena opened the traditional Madrid book fair, a cultural event which is celebrated once a year during the last days of May, at Retiro Park. Every year, almost 300 stalls are set up, with hundreds of new and old books to sell. The fair was established by the Madrid booksellers on April 29, 1933 at Paseo de Recoletos. Entry to the enclosure is free and in the last … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Colombia: Day Three

  May 29, 2009 at 9:27 am by

On their third day in Bogotá, Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and President Uribe and his wife, Lina Moreno, attended the official Opening of the “II Forum of Investments and Managerial Cooperation Spain – Colombia” at the El Nogal Club. In his speech Prince Felipe declared that Colombia is a country that has  good economic health and is deservedly considered one of the more stable states of the region. During the … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Colombia: Day Two

  May 28, 2009 at 7:02 am by

Once the visit began, some media reported today about the Colombian expectations of this visit. The expectation is based on many factors. “One is for the ‘glamour’ which is seeing, from the Latin-American side, all that has to do with the European royal families, especially the Spanish ones, and because it is a visit in which the political content is not going to be absent, especially with the participation of … Continue reading

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World Health Organization, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

  May 27, 2009 at 8:13 am by

The second of the eight Prince of Asturias Award has been announced today in Oviedo. It goes to the World Health Organization. The jury, presided over by Antonio Garrigues Walker, has agreed to bestow the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation to the World Health Organization, due to it being considered one of the most respected international institutions “for its efforts towards the coordination and cooperation between countries … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Colombia: Day One

  May 27, 2009 at 8:06 am by

Yesterday afternoon Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia arrived at the Catam Airport, Bogotá, where they were welcomed by the Colombian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jaime Bermúdez, for a four-day official visit. In the evening Colombian President, Alvaro Uribe, and his wife, Lina Moreno, hosted a welcome dinner in honour of Their Royal Highnesses at Nariño’s House. Today, May 27, an official welcome ceremony will take place, and later the Prince … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias to Visit Colombia and El Salvador

  May 25, 2009 at 7:17 pm by

Tomorrow, May 26, Prince Felipe and Princess Letiza will leave Madrid to begin a four-day official visit to Colombia upon the invitation of its President, Alvaro Uribe. Their Royal Highnesses will arrive on Tuesday 4:00pm at Bogotá where President Uribe and his wife, Lina Moreno, will host a welcome dinner in their honour. During their stay, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, most of the time accompanied by the Presidential couple, … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Letizia: Five Years, Five Classic Outfits

  May 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm by

Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary on the 21st May. The Princess has worn some classic outfits and to mark the couple’s anniversary we have gathered five of her most famous outfits. The Armani engagement trouser suit – 6th November 2003 image Few royal watchers will forget Felipe and Letizia’s engagement as she controversially wore an Giorgio Armani white trouser suit accessorised with black … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias’ 5th Wedding Aniversary

  May 22, 2009 at 3:37 am by

Today Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary, and they have decided to celebrate it, working for Spain! At least, that was their pledge five years ago: “The commitment that today Letizia and I have assumed, transcends of the merely personal commitment. Since that I was a child, I’ve been very aware of my institutional responsibilities and the loyalty to the King and the sense of … Continue reading

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