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State Visit from India to Spain Begins

  April 22, 2009 at 1:46 am by

The Indian President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil accompanied by her husband Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat, arrived this morning at Madrid Airport to begin, for the first time in Indian and Spanish history, a State Visit to Spain. The Indian President was welcomed by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain in an official ceremony at Pardo Palace, the official residence of Head of States during State Visits. Among other … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Promotes the Charity Campaign “A Toy, A Joy”

  April 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm by

On April 17th in Zarzuela Palace, Infanta Elena met with representatives of the organizers and collaborators of the caring campaign “Un Jugete, Una Ilusión” ( “A Toy, A Joy” in English) which is organized by the Crecer Jugando Foundation and Radio Nacional de España under the Honorary Presidency of H.R.H. Infanta Elena. The main intention of the campaign, created in 2000, is to send toys to developing countries, non-governmental organizations … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Award the Cervantes Prize 2008

  April 21, 2009 at 5:44 am by

As per tradition, yesterday Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias, hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace for representatives of the letter-writing world to commemorate the grant of the Cervantes Prize 2008. The Miguel de Cervantes Prize was founded in 1974 and it is awarded annually by the Ministry of Culture, whose main goal is to honour the lifetime achievement … Continue reading

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State Visit from India to Spain Announced

  April 14, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

Upon invitation by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, the President of the Republic India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and her husband, Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat will pay a State Visit to Spain between 21-22, April 2009. Smt. Patil is the 12th President of India, she was elected on July 25, 2007. She is the first woman to have been elected as President of India. For more info visit … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena opens new Headquarters of FIAPAS

  April 14, 2009 at 3:08 pm by

Today Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena attended the opening of the new head office of the Spanish Confederation of Families of Deaf Persons (FIAPAS in Spanish). The mission of FIAPAS is to represent and defend the rights and global interests of persons with auditory disability and their families, both national and international, to the society, administrations and other institutions. During her visit to the new head office, Infanta Elena, accompanied … Continue reading

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Princess Letizia’s Audiences

  April 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm by

Today Princess Letizia met with some of her former colleagues in the news industry who were promoting the humanitarian project “Drawn for Africa”. Journalists Miguel Ángel Oliver and Marta Reyero created this project some months ago; whose main goal is the promotion of cultural, economic and social development in Africa. The project has since encouraged more Spanish journalists to join the project. Among other initiatives, it promotes systems of housing … Continue reading

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Spain National Awards for Sports

  March 31, 2009 at 3:12 pm by

Yesterday, the Spanish Royal Family attended at the Royal Palace the official ceremony of delivery of National Sports for Awards 2009. The awards are hosted by the National Council for Sports, whose principal intention is to reward the more outstanding Spanish sportsman, associations and sports institutions of the year. Among others winners, this year the “Queen Sofia Award” goes to tennis players Virginia Ruano and Ana Isabel Medina, who won … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia visits El Jerte

  March 26, 2009 at 5:17 pm by

Yesterday Queen Sofia made a private visit to one of the most beautiful Spanish landscapes in spring, El Valle del Jerte. El Valle del Jerte is a valley dedicated to cherry production, located in the community of Extremadura, western Spain, near the Portuguese border. It is more than 40 miles long and contains 15,000 acres of cherries, the biggest planted cherry production in the world. Right before the cherry trees … Continue reading

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Most Elegant Royals in Hola vote

  March 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm by

Each week Spanish magazine Hola (sister of the Britsh version Hello) runs a poll online to see which person their readers think has worn the most elegnat outfit. Winners of the weekly poll are then put into a monthly vote with those winners going forward to the Grand Finale at the end of year. This weeks vote includes a number of royals – Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mathidle, Infanta Elena … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia’s Audiences

  March 26, 2009 at 12:18 pm by

Today the Queen of Spain met with Mary Ellen Iskenderian, chairwoman of Women’s World Banking, and Jennifer Nkuene Riria, General Director of Kenya Women’s Finance Trust. Both ladies are in Spain for the “La microfinanciación en África y Asia” (Micro Funding in Africa and Asia) international conference, hosted by the Casa Africa and Casa Asia. The conference will tackle the role of the enterprising women who have successfully directed institutions … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias Celebrates Larra’s Bicentenary

  March 25, 2009 at 2:44 pm by

Yesterday evening in Madrid the Prince and Princess of Asturias presided over the opening of the activities to commemorate the Bicentenary of the birth of Spanish writer and journalist Mariano José de Larra. Among other activities, there will be a cycle of conferences in the Cultural club of Madrid, a meeting about Larra at the International University Menéndez Pelayo of Santander, and exhibitions, round tables, and a congress about mass … Continue reading

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2008 Award of Castillia and León in Economics “Infanta Crisitina”

  March 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm by

Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina attended the XIV edition of the 2008 Award of Castillia and León in Economics, which took place today in Burgos. This award was created in 1995 by the Council of Castilla y Leon to honour the research labour of individuals or institutions in the field of economics because of the importance of the economy to every aspect of society. This year’s award goes to the … Continue reading

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Letizia’s Fashion Choices Shine on US Tour

  March 19, 2009 at 11:38 pm by

Visits to foreign countries usually means that Royals bring out their best outfits for the occasion and Princess Letizia’s recent 3 day visit with her husband to New York and Washington was no different. Although only a brief visit to promote economic relations between the US and Spain, their schedule was packed with numerous engagements. On Monday 16th March, the couple first visited the New York Public Library where Letizia … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia in New York

  March 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm by

On 16 and 17 March, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia visited New York, along with the Spanish Industry Minister, as part of the “Made in Spain/Made by Spain” initiative. On Monday 16 March they visited the Public Library of New York, where they met with importers and sellers of Spanish books, and attended a lunch held by the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the Metropolitan Club, where Prince Felipe gave … Continue reading

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German President Visits Spain

  March 13, 2009 at 7:47 am by

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Horst Köhler and his wife Eva Luise Köhler, recently went on an official visit to Spain on the occasion of the celebration of the 5th Hispanic – German Forum which was organised by the Official Credit Institute. The first day of the visit, March 12th, was spent with King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia and The Prince and Princess of Asturias where … Continue reading

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Concert “In Memoriam”

  March 11, 2009 at 6:52 pm by

Today is the fifth anniversary of Spain’s worst terrorist attacks. On the occasion, the Prince and the Princess of Asturias attended the Concert “In Memoriam” in honor of the victims. The concert was organized by Fundacion Victimas del Terrorismo (Victims of Terrorism Foundation) and was performed by the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, directed by Jose Ramon Encinar. On the morning of March 11, 2004 (two months before the … Continue reading

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Establishment of the Prince of Girona Foundation

  March 11, 2009 at 7:23 am by

Yesterday it was announced that a new foundation, the Prince of Girona Foundation, will be established in Spain. The Honorary President will be Prince Felipe of Spain. As heir to the Spanish Crown, Prince Felipe holds the title Prince of Girona. Four companies linked to Girona (Girona Camber of Commerce, Caixa Girona, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and La Caixa) will be founders of the new institution, whose main goals are “The … Continue reading

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Princess Letizia Celebrates Rare Diseases Day

  March 10, 2009 at 12:42 pm by

The Princess of Asturias celebrated today, for the first time in Spain and the second in Europe, the Rare Diseases Day 2009 which was organized by the Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases (FEDER), a non profit organization founded in 1999. Its main goal is “the visibility of these rare diseases and advocating for the rights of people living with rare diseases”. On the First International Day FEDER wants to give … Continue reading

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The Russians are coming…again

  March 7, 2009 at 12:33 am by

The Russians are back in Spain with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev making his first state visit. The quick visit took place on March 2-3. President Medvedev was given military honors upon his arrival (photo) and, along with his wife Svetlana Medvedeva, were received by King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, and the Prince and Princess of Asturias. The welcome was followed with a lunch at the Zarzuela Palace. March 2 was … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Visits the Medinaceli Basilica

  March 6, 2009 at 1:20 pm by

Infanta Elena of Spain visited today the Christ of Medinaceli Basilica in Madrid to venerate the image of the Jesus Nazareno. With this visit Infanta Elena continues with the Royal Family’s tradition of paying homage to the image every first Friday of March, which has been held for three centuries now. Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia have also mage their homage back in 2004, shortly before they were married. The … Continue reading

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