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Final Day of Spanish State Visit to France

  June 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain completed their French state visit earlier today, bidding farewell to the city that gave them an overwhelmingly warm reception. In the morning, King Felipe had a breakfast meeting with French and Spanish businessmen at the Spanish Embassy. The King emphasised the relationship between France and Spain in regards to trade, and encouraged the “increase in cooperation between companies” of the two countries to “launch … Continue reading

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Second Day of the Spanish State Visit to France

  June 3, 2015 at 8:52 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today continued their state visit to France, meeting with a number of organisations and individuals in Paris. The day began with an audience with the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, at the Guild Hall. During the meeting, the King and Queen opened a new garden symbolising peace and freedom. Afterwards, the couple headed over to the Palacio Petit Luxembourg where they met with the President of the … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Inaugurates “Children’s Shelter”

  June 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Sofia inaugurated the Children’s Shelter which is supervised by the Franciscan Brothers of the White Cross in Albacete, Spain. View image | gettyimages.com During the visit, Queen Sofia unveiled a plaque, held a meeting with the members of the shelter which briefed Her Majesty on their work and visited a workshop.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin French State Visit

  June 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their State Visit to France, which was originally meant to be held in March this year but was cancelled due to the Germanwings air disaster. After a ceremonial departure from Barajas Airport in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Paris where French President François Hollande officially welcomed them at the Arc de Triomphe. Here, the official party – including the … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Opens Madrid Book Fair

  May 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today opened the annual Madrid Book Fair in Retiro Park. She toured the fair, which has over 470 exhibitors, seeing what all the stands had to offer. The Queen visited a number of stalls, including those of major publishers Random House and Penguin, as well as smaller stalls like Adela and Añana Salt Valley. She also went through the children’s pavilion, and SamSung Hall which showcases how technology … Continue reading

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King Felipe Attends the 25th Anniversary of the Police Intervention Unit

  May 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm by

King Felipe of Spain attended the 25th anniversary of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) which is part of the National Police. Upon arrival, King Felipe received the baton of the National Police Corps from the Interior Minister. The national anthem was then played then he reviewed the police line. King Felipe honored past members of the unit and toured an exhibition which showcased uniforms of the unit over that past 25 … Continue reading

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The Queen of Spain in El Salvador

  May 27, 2015 at 4:35 pm by

Queen Letizia continued her first co-operation trip in El Salvador today, visiting a health centre and meeting with the Mayor of Suchitoto. After meeting with Mayor Pedrina Rivera at Suchitoto’s Town Hall, the Queen was given a tour of the Santa Lucia Church in the town – which is the oldest colonial settlement in El Salvador – and walked around the municipal market. The Church, built in 1853, is an … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Visits Honduras

  May 26, 2015 at 11:13 pm by

The Queen of Spain spent the day in Honduras, the first country of her maiden co-operation trip to South America. The purpose of the trip is to visit projects that are developed using Spanish funding. During the day, Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Technical Cooperation Office, run by the Spanish Cooperation Agency, which coordinates and monitors the programs and projects developed. The meeting was also attended by representatives of … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Starts Four Day Co-Operation Trip

  May 25, 2015 at 11:58 pm by

On Monday, Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Honduras to begin a four-day visit to Honduras and El Salvador. This is the first cooperation trip the Queen is on and she will be supporting development projects being funded by Spain. Upon arrival to the airport, Queen Letizia was welcomed by Honduran First Lady Ana Garcia. Queen Letizia kept her outfit simple, wearing a grey pencil skirt, white shirt and strappy … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Attend Oath Ceremony of New Royal Guards

  May 22, 2015 at 8:21 am by

The King and Queen of Spain have attended a ceremony at the El Rey Military Barracks in El Pardo where new members of the Royal Guard swore allegiance to the Spanish flag. King Felipe first inspected a guard of honour before the main ceremony began, led by the head of the Royal Guard, Colonel Ramón Álvarez de Toledo Álvarez de Builla. The Colonel received the new military and civil personnels’ allegiance to defend … Continue reading

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The Princess of Asturias Has Her Holy Communion

  May 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm by

This morning in Madrid, the Princess of Asturias partook in her first holy communion alongside her classmates from the Primaria del Colegio Santa María de los Rosales. Princess Leonor was accompanied to the Our Lady of Assumption chapel by her parents, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and her younger sister Sofia. Grandparents from both sides – King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, Jesus Ortiz y Alvarez and his wife Ana and … Continue reading

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Audiences at Zarzuela Palace

  May 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today received three different groups in audience at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. First, members of the operations team – including the director and general manager – of the magazine Semana were welcomed to the Palace to mark their 75th year of publication. A presentation of some of the most outstanding images featured in the magazine during its history was shown to King Felipe and Queen Letizia during the … Continue reading

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Kings Felipe and Abdullah Attend Charlemagne Prize Ceremony

  May 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

Spanish King Felipe VI and Jordanian King Abdullah II were both present today in Aachen, Germany for the annual awarding of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. The two Kings attended the ceremony at the Aachen City Hall where the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz, was awarded the prize which is presented to individuals who have worked hard “in the service of European unification.” View image | gettyimages.com In his acceptance … Continue reading

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Italian President Lunches in Madrid

  May 11, 2015 at 6:44 pm by

The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, was in Spain today and he was welcomed to the Royal Palace of Madrid by the Royal Family. King Felipe VI first had an audience with the President, who took office in February, before the pair were joined by Queen Letizia for lunch. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen wore a light grey skirt with a floral print matched with a navy blouse for the occasion.

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Queen Sofia Presents Trophies at Mutua Madrid Open 2015

  May 10, 2015 at 4:20 pm by

Queen Sofia delivered the winners’ trophies at the Mutua Madrid Open 2015 men’s final today. Scotsman Andy Murray defeated local champion Rafael Nadal in the final, the Spaniard going down 6-3, 6-2 in just under ninety minutes. The Queen sat in the audience for the match with Spain’s Minister for Education, Culture and Sports, José Ignacio Wert, and the director of the Open, Manuel Santana. Afterwards, she presented Murray and Nadal … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Red Cross World Day Commemoration

  May 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain today opened the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, which was being held at the Miguel Delibes Auditorium in Valladolid, Spain. The event highlights the importance of the Red Cross, the work they do and the work of their staff and volunteers. Queen Letizia gave a speech, handed out medals and posed for pictures. Queen Letizia was dressed in a white and black pant suit … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Present Journalism Awards

  May 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today presented several journalism awards at the Casa del Lector in Madrid. The “Rey de España” and “Don Quijote” awards are presented to journalists of the Spanish and Portuguese languages from countries that make up the Latin American Community of Nations, as well as nations which Spain share considerable historical connections with. View image | gettyimages.com In his speech, King Felipe congratulated the award winners … Continue reading

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Irene Urdangarín Has Her First Communion

  May 7, 2015 at 1:36 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca’s youngest child, daughter Irene, has had her first communion recently. Doña Irene celebrated the special religious occasion at the Church of Hermance on the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The family has lived in Geneva since summer 2013. Queen Sofia and Infanta Elena both travelled to Switzerland for the event. A photograph of Irene, her parents, siblings and grandmother was given exclusively to Hola! … Continue reading

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King Felipe Opens National Congress of Lawyers

  May 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm by

King Felipe inaugurated today the National Congress of Lawyers which is being held from May 6-8, 2015 and is being organized by the General Council of Spanish Lawyers and held every four years. King Felipe gave a speech, in which he said, “The Bar is, above all, an immediate reference for citizens in everything related to justice.” King Felipe went on saying, “Therefore my presence at this Congress has a lot … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Spanish Association Against Cancer Meeting

  May 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm by

As the honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today chaired a working meeting at their headquarters in Madrid. During the meeting, the attendees designed the strategic plan of the AECC’s Scientific Foundation for 2014-2020. Several Spanish scientists, doctors and researchers provided their views on cancer research to the foundation, including some via videoconference from the United States, in order to assist in creating the plan. View … Continue reading

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