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The Duke and Duchess of Lugo announce their Divorce

  November 26, 2009 at 8:53 am by

Yesterday the end of the marriage of Infanta Elena and Jaime de Marichalar was announced, in an official statement by the couple’s lawyers. In the statement, the lawyers declared that Infanta Elena and Jaime have and will always have a good relation as parents for the well being of their childern. On 13 November 2007, Infanta Elena and Jaime announced the “end of their conjugal living.” Jaime will be no … Continue reading

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King of Spain visits Malta for First Time

  November 26, 2009 at 8:48 am by

Yesterday afternoon King Juan Carlos of Spain arrived at Malta’s International Airport to start a two-day official visit. This is the first time that a Spanish Head of State visits the country. It was expected that Queen Sofia would be accompanying the King in this journey, however she cancelled at the last minute due an indisposition. His Majesty was welcomed by the President of the Republic of Malta, Dr. George … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia in London to Award the International Media

  November 25, 2009 at 7:51 am by

TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias were last night in London, United Kingdom, to attend the presentation ceremony of the 2009 Foreign Press Association Media Awards, which are held by the Foreign Press Association in London (FPA). The FPA, which was founded in 1888, is an association of journalists working in the United Kingdom for overseas media. It’s one of the oldest clubs for foreign correspondents in the world, … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child Celebrated in Stockholm

  November 21, 2009 at 6:09 am by

Various royals flocked to Stockholm these past two days, to attend events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child convention. A private seminar on the celebration was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm early on Thursday November 19th, and was attended by a large group of royal women: Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Paola … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia support Spanish enterprises in India

  November 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm by

The Prince and the Princess of Asturias, on Monday, began a two day visit to India in order to attend the opening of the new Instituto Cervantes and to support the presence of Spanish enterprises in India. On Tuesday Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia began their official engagements with a meeting with Spanish businessmen participants in the business conference Spain-India. Prior the conference, the Prince and Princess had a brief … Continue reading

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Birthdays of Count Carl Johan Bernadotte and Emanuela de Dampierre

  November 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm by

Two Royal Nonagenarians – Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg and Emmanuelle de Dampierre, Duchess of Segovia – celebrated their respective 93rd and 96th birthdays recently. Count Carl Johan Bernadotte was born as Prince Carl Johan Arthur of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna, on October 31, 1916 as the fifth and youngest child of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden) and Crown Princess Margaret of Connaught. … Continue reading

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Royals attend F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi

  November 6, 2009 at 11:21 pm by

His Higness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the UAE, rulers of the Emirtaes, the King of Spain Juan Carlos, Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf, the Crown Prince of Bahrain Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa and other Sheikhs all met at the the Yas Circuit on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi to watch the Formula One Grand Prix. The winners of the race were awarded trophies by Sheikh Hazza bin … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals say Goodbye to Former Head of the Household

  October 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm by

On Monday the 26th, the former Head of the Household of H.M. the King, Don Sabino Fernandez Campo, Count of Latores, died in Madrid. He was a very beloved man in Spain, and was 91 years old. Don Sabino was born in Oviedo on March 17, 1918. After a military career, he started his work at the Royal House in 1977 as General Secretary and from 1990 to 1993, he … Continue reading

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Letizia’s Fashion at Prince of Asturias Awards

  October 27, 2009 at 10:21 pm by

Last week the Princess of Asturias attended a series of events during the Prince of Asturias Awards. As always her fashion choices were heavily scrutinised by royal watchers. During the three days of engagements, Letizia choose to wear the designs of royal favourite Felipe Varela. On arrival in Asturias, Letizia combined a grey shift dress with a black Burberry coat and one of her favourite Burberry bags. image The simple … Continue reading

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Magnificent 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards Presentation Ceremony

  October 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm by

On Friday 23rd, the 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards took place at Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, Asturias. At 18:25, the Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived at theatre to preside over the ceremony. They were accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sofia, who always attends the ceremony, and by HRH Princess Alia of Jordan, a special guest who for the first time attended the event. Both watched the ceremony form the … Continue reading

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Watch the 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards Ceremony

  October 23, 2009 at 8:46 am by

This evening the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award grand presentation ceremony will take place. More than a thousand journalists from more than a hundred media stations worldwide are accredited to cover the XXIX Prince of Asturias Awards. For those interested in watching the whole ceremony, it will be broadcast live on La 1 TV, and the 24 Hour Channel of TVE. Also foreign medias will broadcast it to their countries, … Continue reading

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Lebanese President Visits Spain after 50 Years

  October 21, 2009 at 1:22 am by

The President of the Republic of Lebanon, General Michel Suleiman, and his wife, Wafaa Suleiman, arrived yesterday in Madrid to start a two-day state visit to Spain upon the invitation of Their Majesties, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The Presidential couple was welcomed with state honours by the King and Queen of Spain at Pardo Palace, where they will reside during their stay in Spain. Afterward, a private lunch … Continue reading

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The Princess of Asturias – in Asturias

  October 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm by

Today must have been a special day for Princess Letizia, as she returned to her homeland, Asturias. As you all surely remember, she was born in Oviedo, its capital. By the way, next Friday the Prince and the Princess of Asturias will be there again to attend the presentation ceremony of the 2009 Princes of Asturias Awards which is without doubt the major annual event they attend. Oviedo is already … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia and the Alzheimers Project

  October 14, 2009 at 7:05 am by

Yesterday the Queen of Spain, as Executive Chairman of the Queen Sofia Foundation, attended a work meeting with the Minister of Science and Innovation, Carmen Garmendia, and directors of Instituto Carlos III at Zarzuela Palace. The main issue of the meeting was to inform the Queen on the Minister’s advances and projects in research of Alzheimer’s disease in Spain, as well as the plans which will allow Spain to join … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals celebrate National Day

  October 12, 2009 at 5:45 am by

Today, October 12, the Spanish Royal Family celebrated the Spanish National Day. King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infanta Elena, and the Duke and Duchess of Palma (who are back from Washington for a few days) arrived early in the morning at Plaza de Lima in Madrid where a military parade is taking place. Prior the event, His Majesty King Juan Carlos left a floral … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia in USA

  October 9, 2009 at 7:57 am by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived on Sunday in the USA to start a three-day visit to New Mexico and Chicago. Their Royal Highnesses visited on Monday the new facilities of the National Hispanic Cultural Centre in Albuquerque, and the Cervantes Institute, which was inaugurated by the Prince and Princess in their visit in 2004. Afterward they went to New Mexico Univiersity (they already visited in 2004) where they … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Returns to Greece

  October 8, 2009 at 4:33 am by

After her private visit to attend the baptism of Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie Chantal’s fifth child, Queen Sofia arrived yesterday at Thessaloniki from Athens, where she was since Monday, to attend the official inauguration of “El Miró de Mallorca” exhibition. The exhibition, which will run until February 5 2010, is organized by the Teloglio Foundation and Pilar i Joan Miro of Mallorca, and shows more than 400 works made … Continue reading

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Big Relief for Bolivia as President Evo Morales Visits Spain

  September 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm by

Evo Morales, the first native Aymaran president of Bolivia, returned to Spain after three years to make another visit (although his first state visit) and meet with King Juan Carlos, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodrí­guez Zapatero, and Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos. The state visit occurred last September 14, 2009. Bolivia is in for some relief from Spain as Mr Morales was to sign an agreement cancelling his country’s €70 … Continue reading

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Infanta Sofia of Spain starts Kindergarten

  September 11, 2009 at 6:48 am by

As they did with Leonor two years ago, today Prince Felipe and Princess Leticia took their youngest daughter, Sofia, to kindergarten. Today was not the first day that Sofia attends the day-care centre as she has been attending since September 3. Sofia will start her school life in the same kindergarten her sister attended, which is located at King’s Royal Guard Quarters in El Pardo, near Zarzuela Palace. The daughter … Continue reading

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Berlin Wins 2009 Prince of Asturias Prize for Concord

  September 10, 2009 at 8:05 pm by

The last of eight 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards was announced today in Oviedo by D. Vicente Álvarez Areces, President of the Jury. It goes to the city of Berlin, capital of Germany, which this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. “The Berlin Wall, symbol of Europe’s reunification of Germany, was for decades the worldwide representation of the Cold War.” With this statement … Continue reading

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