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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Hold A Lunch

  April 22, 2015 at 12:03 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a lunch in the Royal Palace in Madrid in honor of some writers who are attending the Cervantes Prize. As tradition, a day before the Cervantes Prize event, the King and Queen hold a lunch in honor of the writers. The prize ceremony will take place tomorrow at the University of Alcalá in Barcelona. The award goes to Spanish writer, Juan Goytisolo Gay. During … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Presents “Woman Awards” in Madrid

  April 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm by

The Queen of Spain this evening presented the first ‘Woman Awards’ arranged by the media company Grupo Zeta in connection with their Woman Madame Figaro magazine at the Casino de Madrid. Wearing a strapless black cocktail dress with embroidery and crystals by Felipe Varela (and debuting a new, chic bob haircut!), Queen Letizia presented the award to three women: conductor Inma Shara, the director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Debuts Her Ansorena Tiara

  April 16, 2015 at 1:10 am by

It appears that when foreign royals receive an invitation to a major gala event in Denmark, they go rummaging around in their jewel vaults thinking, “What hasn’t been worn in a while?” First Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece brought out Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara for a banquet in 2012 to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s ruby jubilee. Now, Queen Letizia of Spain has debuted her Ansorena tiara at the same Queen’s … Continue reading

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Spanish King And Queen Attend “La Caixa” Scholarship Event In Barcelona

  April 10, 2015 at 12:05 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the “la Caixa” scholarship event in Barcelona today. Their Majesties handed out 120 scholarships for postgraduate studies at universities around the world: 65 in Europe, 48 in North America and 7 in Asia. During King Felipe’s speech, he said “to the progress of our country always remembering and thanking the opportunity offered and who knew ye will win you with your worth and your … Continue reading

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Doña Letizia Visits Spanish Red Cross Headquarters

  April 7, 2015 at 11:47 am by

Doña Letizia paid a visit to the Spanish Red Cross Headquarters in Madrid today. During her visit to the headquarters, she met with volunteers, employees and partners Red Cross. Doña Letizia also attended a short presentation on how things are planned before anything is carried out. Doña Letizia wore a navy blue pant suit matched with a white top. The look was completed with a leather briefcase and pumps. View … Continue reading

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King Felipe Visits Traffic Management Centre

  April 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm by

The King of Spain today paid a visit to the Madrid Traffic Management Centre of the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT). He was accompanied by the Spanish Interior Ministry, Jorge Fernandez Diaz. King Felipe VI attended a work meeting with the directors of the centre, where they discussed the role of the DGT in improving the population’s quality of life and ‘Operation Easter Space’, which is specifically put in place to monitor … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Attend Easter Mass

  April 5, 2015 at 11:44 am by

As the Spanish royals do yearly on Easter day, they have attend Easter Mass in Mallorca. This year King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Infanta Leonor, Infanta Sofía and Queen Sofía attended. On arrival to the Palma de Mallorca Cathedral, the Spanish royals took a few minutes to pose for some pictures then the royals shook hand with a few priests before heading inside the cathedral for the mass. After the mass, … Continue reading

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Spanish-French State Visit Cancelled

  March 24, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

The Spanish state visit to France has been cancelled following the Germanwings air crash in southern France. King Felipe and Queen Letizia first met with the French Prime Minister, Minister Manuel Valls, who was born in Barcelona, for a welcoming ceremony at the Hotel de Invalides. Then came the news of the air crash as they were about to meet with President François Hollande. After an audience, the trio held a press … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Terrorism Victim Tribute

  March 12, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain tonight were at the National Auditorium in Madrid for the thirteenth edition of the ‘In Memoriam’ concert for victims of terrorism. The couple were welcomed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, and the President of the Victims of Terrorism Foundation, María del Mar Blanco. The Foundation annually arranges the memoriam concert to honour the memory of victims of terrorism … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Speaks At Rare Diseases Day Event

  March 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm by

The Queen of Spain today attended the official Rare Diseases Day event at the Spanish Senate in Madrid. “A country with strong science is a country that progresses, it moves, which makes its citizens’ lives better. The investment, both public and private, in scientific research is always profitable, always convenient. Today more than ever, we repeat here that research is a prerequisite for progress in all areas,” Queen Letizia said … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015

  March 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm by

As the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima yesterday afternoon, March 2, gave a speech at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. At her arrival at Fira Gran Via where the congress took place, the Queen was welcomed by King Felipe of Spain. The King was there to preside over the inauguration of the congress. Queen Maxima spoke during the session … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Host Gala Dinner for Colombian President

  March 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain tonight hosted a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid for the visiting Colombian President. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia posed with President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and his wife María Clemencia Rodríguez for photographs before greeting the 110 dinner guests in the palace’s Throne Room. Among those attending the dinner were Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and members of the Spanish government … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Visit A Coruña

  February 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain had a day of engagements in A Coruña today, attending the closing of a general assembly, presenting medals and opening an exhibition. Joined by the President of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, and his wife Maria, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were first at the Rosalia de Castro Theatre for the closing of the 23rd Eixo Atlântico do Noroeste Peninsular General Assembly. Since 1992, the association has brought together … Continue reading

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King Felipe & Queen Letizia Visit Freixenet Winery

  February 12, 2015 at 9:25 pm by

What does one do when visiting a wine maker to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of their first production? Sample some of the product, of course! Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia were in the village of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia today at wine company Freixenet’s factory. They make Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine that is mainly produced in Catalonia. Here, the couple were given a tour of the factory by the … Continue reading

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Dukes of Palma Can Sell Barcelona Home

  February 5, 2015 at 9:44 pm by

The judge presiding over the NOOS trial in the courts of Palma de Mallorca has approved the sale of the Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca’s Barcelona home. Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarín, who are both set to face trial on charges of fraud and embezzlement, had to apply for permission to sell their multi-million Euro home in the exclusive area of Pedralbes. This was due to an embargo … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Visits ‘The Music of Recycling’ Students

  February 3, 2015 at 9:10 am by

Queen Sofia of Spain yesterday was in Pozuelo de Alarcón, where she visited the project ‘The Music of Recycling’ that is supported by the Queen Sofia Foundation. During her visit at the Villapaz Reception Centre, Queen Sofia met with the twenty local students who take part in the project and was shown their instruments. The students were undergoing a test during the visit, so the Queen was able to see them … Continue reading

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King Felipe Presides Over First Pascua Militar

  January 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm by

The King of Spain presided over his first Pascua Militar as Spain’s head of state yesterday at the Royal Palace in Madrid. Stepping out into the Plaza de la Armería for a military review, King Felipe VI was accompanied by his wife, Queen Letizia. Also in attendance was Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The national anthem of Spain, La Marcha Real, was played and a 21-canon salute took place as per tradition. Later … Continue reading

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Spanish King Completes German Visit

  December 4, 2014 at 10:04 pm by

On December 2, the second and last day of his introductory visit to Germany, King Felipe VI attended various meeting in North Rhine-Westphalia. In Bielefeld, the King visited the new Research and Development Center of the Spanish company Gestamp. At his arrival he was greeted by Angelica Schwall-Düren, Minister Federal Affairs, Europe and Media, Pit Clausen, the Mayor of Bielefeld and Francisco José Riberas, President and CEO of Gestamp. Gestamp … Continue reading

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Spanish Introductory Visit to Germany

  December 1, 2014 at 7:37 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia started a two-day introductory visit to Germany today. The Royal Couple, accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, arrived at Berlin-Tegel Airport around 12 o’clock. Then the King and the Queen went to the Presidential Palace, the Bellevue Palace, were they were welcomed by German President Joachim Gauck and the First Lady, Daniela Schadt. King Felipe and President … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Alba Has Died

  November 20, 2014 at 8:52 am by

The Duchess of Alba, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, has died today at the age of 88, news which was confirmed by the Mayor of Seville. The Duchess passed away at her home in Seville, Dueñas Palace. She had been admitted to Seville’s Sacred Heart Hospital at the beginning of this week, suffering from pneumonia. The Duchess was released yesterday, to spend her last hours at home. Her third husband, Alfonso Diez, and six … Continue reading

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