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Obama Pays Flying Visit to Spain

  July 10, 2016 at 7:06 am by

King Felipe VI of Spain has held an audience with President Barack Obama at the Royal Palace of Madrid today, during the American President’s single day trip to the country. The purpose of the visit – expected to be Obama’s last as sitting President to Europe – was to highlight the relationship between Spain and the United States. Last night, the King welcomed President Obama when Air Force One landed at the Torrejon de … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Shines In Paris While Attending WHO Global Conference

  July 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain landed in the French capital this morning without her husband, King Felipe. The 43 year old Queen was in Paris to attend a day long of events related to the The Second Global Conference on Health and Climate. The day started with Queen Letizia attended the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate. During the event, she gave a speech in english where she talked about … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Michelle Obama Promote ‘Let Girls Learn’ Program

  June 30, 2016 at 6:43 am by

After Liberia and Morocco, US First Lady Michelle Obama moved on to Spain today, where she and Queen Letizia attended a presentation on the ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative Mrs Obama has put together to help girls worldwide receive the education they deserve. The two women both spoke at the presentation, with Queen Letizia saying that it is “clear that the education of girls transforms, protects, is productive and is inextricably … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends ‘Zero Hunger: It Is Possible’ Conference at Complutense University

  June 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia was present at a conference focusing on the causes of world hunger at the University of Complutense’s campus in San Lorenzo de El Escorial today. The conference was part of the University’s summer course ‘Zero Hunger: It Is Possible’ which is being run in conjunction with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. The Queen is a Special Ambassador for Nutrition for the FAO. Letizia wore a ombre-esque blazer … Continue reading

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Audiences at Zarzuela with Felipe and Letizia

  June 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today held an audience at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid for the Committee of the Spanish Foundation of the United World Colleges, of which they are Royal Patrons. Among those present was the Committee’s president, Alberto Aza Arias, as well as representatives from Spanish organisations providing scholarships to students for 2016. United Wold Colleges works in over 125 countries worldwide to promote “peace through multicultural education”. … Continue reading

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King Felipe Marks 50 Years of Helicopter Units in Spanish Military

  June 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

The King of Spain has helped mark the 50th anniversary of helicopter units in the country’s armed forces in a ceremony at the Coronel Maté Base in Madrid. Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (Airmobile Armed Forces – FAMET) was established on July 10, 1965 and has evolved since. After inspecting a guard of honour, King Felipe presented the Coronel Maté award to the Brotherhood of FAMET Veterans. He also viewed an … Continue reading

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Spain’s Two Queens Celebrate Drug Foundation’s 30th Anniversary

  June 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm by

The current and former Queens of Spain – Letizia and Sofia – today were helped mark the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD) in a special ceremony in Madrid, which also honoured Queen Sofia’s work for the charity over the years. Queen Letizia, who wore a simple pale pink skirt and matching blouse with black chiffon detailing, praised FAD for “supporting all without hurting, or … Continue reading

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Letizia’s Leather Culottes Make Yet Another Appearance

  June 15, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have received the Board of Trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation at Zarzuela Palace for the Foundation’s annual meeting. And Queen Letizia decided that her Uterqüe leather culottes required another venture out of the wardrobe, this time pairing them with a fuchsia pink blouse. The pants have been seen several times this year, and to be honest – they’re not a piece that gets … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured. A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Hands Over New National Flag

  June 13, 2016 at 8:47 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain delivered the new National Flag to Speciality of Engineers Regiment Number 11 this morning in Salamanca, Spain. Embed from Getty Images The ceremony started with the National Anthem, Queen Letizia then reviews the the line of honors and then the old farewell flag ceremony took place. Queen Letizia then gave the new flag to Colonel chief of the Regiment. Queen Letizia gave a speech where she … Continue reading

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King Simeon Presents Spanish Edition of Autobiography ‘A Single Destiny’

  June 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm by

In the presence of his family and the former Kings of Spain, Bulgaria’s last King – and a former Prime Minister – Simeon presented the Spanish translation of his autobiography Simeon II of Bulgaria: A Single Destiny at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. At the conclusion of the presentation, King Simeon specifically thanked King Juan Carlos, his good friend for over five decades, for all his … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Receives Winners of Youth Painting Contest

  June 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm by

In a surprisingly not-overwhelming outfit given the print on her pants, Infanta Elena has received the winners of the 25th edition of the Contest of Children and Youth Painting for National Heritage. Elena viewed the exhibition of artworks created by the students, which must include monuments or historic gardens of national heritage, or palaces and religious foundations with historical links to the Spanish Crown, before presenting them with their certificates. Her … Continue reading

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A New Grandson for Infanta Pilar, Days After Son’s Wedding

  June 8, 2016 at 8:46 am by

Hola! reports in their magazine this week that Infanta Pilar’s youngest son, Fernando Gómez-Acebo, married his girlfriend Nadia Halamandari on May 31 in a small ceremony in the bride’s native Greece. They also report that the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Nicolás, five days later on June 5. The infant weighed in at a health 3.7kg. He is the tenth grandchild of Infanta Pilar, sister of former King … Continue reading

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More Tax Trouble For Spanish Royals

  June 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

The Spanish media reported that even more Spanish royals have some explaining to do. Four more royals have been added to the -long- list of Spanish royals that have been evading taxes. This time  Infanta Alicia of Spain, Princess of the Two Sicilies, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma (98) is named. The princess is a great-aunt of king Felipe VI. Apart from Infanta Alicia also her son, the late infante Carlos, … Continue reading

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De Marichalar Children Join Grandfather At Charity Bullfight

  June 2, 2016 at 7:26 am by

Felipe and Victoria Federica de Marichalar accompanied their maternal grandfather, King Juan Carlos, to a charity bullfight at the La Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid yesterday. The charity bullfight that is part of the Festival of San Isidro is one of the most important events in the bullfighting calendar, as it raises money for hospitals to help provide treatment for disadvantaged people. Also in the royal box was Infanta … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Recycles Plum Dress As She and Felipe Present National Culture Awards

  June 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain recycled one of her best day-time outfits for the presentation ceremony of the National Culture Awards for 2014 and 2015 in Palencia. She repeated the plum Felipe Varela dress that was first worn back in 2009 during a visit of then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Joined by King Felipe VI, the Queen helped to hand out the awards to 60 laureates that were selected by the Ministry of Education, … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens An Exhibition In Madrid With King Felipe And Queen Letizia

  May 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

Today, Monday May 30, Princess Beatrix was present at the opening of an exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid along with King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. Embed from Getty Images The exhibition called “El Bosco” was organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, a Dutch painter born around 1450’s. In the Prado Museum, major work of the Dutch painter from the Royal … Continue reading

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Camilla and Juan Carlos Watch On As Duke of Wellington’s Daughter Marries in Spain

  May 29, 2016 at 10:38 am by

Lady Charlotte Wellesley, daughter of the Duke of Wellington and his wife Princess Antonia of Prussia, married Alejandro Santo Domingo yesterday in a ceremony held at the Church of the Incarnation in Granada, Spain. Todas las fotos de la boda del año: la de Alejandro Santo Domingo y Lady Charlotte Wellesley https://t.co/2xqM4xvjSP pic.twitter.com/dVE94bgEy9 — Vanity Fair España (@VanityFairSpain) May 29, 2016 Among the notable guest list was the Duchess of Cornwall, … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Celebrate Armed Forces Day

  May 28, 2016 at 12:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today marked Armed Forces Day in Madrid with the traditional military parade by the Joint Battalion at the Plaza de la Lealtad before a reception at the Royal Palace. After being greeted by the Defence Minister, Pedro Morenes, King Felipe VI laid a wreath in honour of the servicemen and women killed in service to their country. The official party then watched the parade, … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Opens Madrid Book Fair

  May 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain opened the 75th edition of the annual book fair held in Madrid. This years theme of the book fair is “Because I can not imagine in the air. For imagine having to do with do, can do”, the quote used from the novel of Bethlehem Gopegui ‘The cold side of the pillow’. Dressed in a tweed skirt, long sleeved blush top and pumps, Queen Letizia toured … Continue reading

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