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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Two

  July 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm by

The second day of the Spanish State Visit to Britain saw King Felipe and Queen Letizia accompanied by various members of the British Royal Family on their engagements through the day. King Felipe began his morning at a British-Hispanic business meeting at Mansion House alongside Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The aim of the meeting was to increase trade between the two countries, which totalled to €30billion in 2016. Later, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The UK: Gala Banquet

  July 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm by

On the first evening of the Spanish King and Queen’s state visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a glittering gala banquet at Buckingham Palace to honour her guests. She and the Duke of Edinburgh posed for photographs with King Felipe and Queen Letizia before heading into the banquet, where they were joined by all senior working members of the British Royal Family (including a debuting Prince Harry) … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Welcoming Ceremony

  July 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began their state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with the customary welcome at Horse Guards Parade in the presence of Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. After greeting each other, the King and Prince Philip inspected a guard of honour before the royal party traveled to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession, … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Depart For London – A State Visit Is Coming!

  July 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain departed Madrid late Tuesday, bound for London and the long-awaited state visit between Spain and the United Kingdom. They were farewelled by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor, from the Adolfo Suarez-Madrid Barajas Airport. Accompanying the royal couple on their trip is a strong business delegation, as well as the Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfonso Dastis. King Felipe and Queen Letizia will … Continue reading

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Which Tiara Will Queen Letizia Take To London?

  July 10, 2017 at 9:30 am by

The King and Queen of Spain begin the long-awaited Spanish State Visit to Britain on Wednesday, and – after two postponements – the big question on the lips of royal watchers is, which tiara from the Spanish collection will be making the trip to grace Queen Letizia’s head? Let’s have a quick review of the options Letizia has in the Spanish vaults… The Fleur de Lys Tiara The definitive ‘Big Gun’ … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Meeting of Drug Addiction Support Organisation

  July 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

In Madrid on Tuesday, Queen Letizia was present for a board meeting of the Fundación de Ayuda contra la Drogadicción (Foundation for Aid against Drug Addiction) of which she is honorary president. FAD was established in 1986 with the objective of “preventing drug use and other risky behaviours that prevent or hinder the person and social development of adolescents”. The Queen donned a pale pink ensemble from Zara – a pair … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Join Farewell To Germany’s Helmut Kohl

  July 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm by

Spain was represented by King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia on Saturday at the memorial service for the late German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, held in Strasbourg, France at the European Parliament. They joined leaders such as current German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and former US President Bill Clinton, all of whom spoke at the late Chancellor’s European Act of State, the first held by the European Union. Earlier, … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present The Princess of Girona Foundation Awards

  June 29, 2017 at 7:11 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain presented the 2017 Princess of Girona Foundation awards on Thursday evening in a ceremony at the Girona Conference Centre. King Felipe praised the work of the Foundation and the young people of the region, particularly in their combined efforts to improve youth employment, in a speech he delivered during the ceremony. This year’s laureates were: for Scientific Research, Héctor Gómez Díaz; for Arts and Literature, Juan … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mark Forty Years Since Spain’s Cortes Generales Elected

  June 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attended events marking the fortieth anniversary of Spain’s 1977 general elections, the first election since prior to the Spanish Civil War. The royal couple were present for a solemn session of the Cortes Generales at the Palacio de las Cortes in Madrid on Wednesday. They were joined by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana María Pastor, and the President of the Senate, Pio García-Escudero. “Recalling … Continue reading

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Dutch, Spanish Monarchs Host Foreign Leaders

  June 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm by

The Kings and Queens of the Netherlands and Spain both hosted foreign leaders at their respective palaces today. In Wassenaar, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima gave an audience to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at their home, Villa Eikenhorst. Meanwhile, in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia gave a luncheon for visiting Slovenian President Borut Pahor at Zarzuela Palace.

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Queen Letizia Dons Edgy Claret Leather Jacket During Visit to Santander

  June 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm by

The Queen of Spain had a ‘Fabulous Friday’ moment as she donned a Carolina Herrera peplum leather jacket in a rich claret hue, paired with a pair of crisp white trousers, as she joined King Felipe VI on a visit to Santander. The royal couple presided over the opening of the new Centro Botín arts facility that has been established by the Botín Foundation, with the aim of becoming one of Europe’s lading art centres.  … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit The Museo Nacional del Prado

  June 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia paid a visit to the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid on Monday, joining a group of schoolchildren for viewings of several pieces of art as part of ‘The Art of Educating’ program run by the Museum. Among the paintings the royal couple viewed were Diego Velazquez’s Las Medians and Fra Angelico’s La Anunciación. The program is run in conjunction with the La Caixa Foundation, in different … Continue reading

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Recycled Floral Hugo Boss For Queen Letizia At ‘Residencia de Estudiantes’ Board Meeting

  June 14, 2017 at 11:37 am by

The Queen of Spain was spring fresh in a recycled pastel Hugo Boss floral dress today as she attended the annual board meeting of the Residencia de Estudiantes (Student Residences) at their Madrid headquarters. Queen Letizia joined the meeting for the cultural centre, which annually arranges dozens of conferences, concert, poem readings and exhibitions based on various cultural aspects. Over 3,000 students from a number of fields of study reside in … Continue reading

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“Gigante Nadal”: King Juan Carlos Watches On As Rafa Makes History

  June 11, 2017 at 11:17 pm by

The former King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, was in the stands at Roland Garros on Sunday afternoon to watch his countryman, Rafael Nadal, make tennis history as he became the first player in the Open era to win the same Grand Slam tournament a staggering ten times. Mr Nadal defeated Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets, 6-2 6-3 6-1, to take home the historic French Open trophy. The Spanish Royal Court issued … Continue reading

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King Felipe Confirms Posthumous Order of Civil Merit To Spanish London Attack Victim

  June 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm by

At the Spanish Embassy in Kazakhstan on Friday, King Felipe VI signed a Royal Decree confirming the posthumous awarding of the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit to Ignacio Echeverría, the Spanish victim of last Saturday’s terrorist attack in London. Mr Echeverría, who worked for HBSC in London, was given the honour by the Spanish Government on recommendation by Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy to recognise his “heroic and exemplary act” … Continue reading

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Cool Blue: Infanta Elena Presents Children’s Painting Prizes

  June 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm by

Infanta Elena was fresh in shades of blue on Thursday as she presented the twenty-sixth annual National Heritage Child and Youth Painting Contest at the Palacio Real de El Pardo. The contest is aimed at primary and secondary school children, with the aim of helping them learn about locations important to Spain’s national heritage and the Spanish Crown. The artwork the students create must “reflect the interiors or exteriors” of these locations. … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit CNTA For 25th Anniversary

  June 6, 2017 at 11:08 am by

The King and Queen of Spain visited San Adrián, in Navarre, on Tuesday where they attended twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations of the National Centre for Food Technology and Security at the organisation’s headquarters. King Felipe and Queen Letizia, wearing a wine red blouse and white skirt with a floral print, first listened to a presentation on the research projects currently being undertaken by the CNTA, which include studies on superfoods and micro … Continue reading

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He’s All White! King Felipe Cuts Dashing Figure Celebrating 300 Years of Marine Guard Company

  June 2, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The King of Spain cut a dashing figure in his white naval dress uniform on Friday as he was joined by his father, King Juan Carlos I (also in full uniform), for the tercentenary celebrations of the Company of the Marine Gardens at the Escuela Naval Militar in Marín, north-western Spain. King Felipe and King Juan Carlos boarded the Maritime Action Ship Tornado to inspect a naval review, before they reviewed a guard of Escuela Naval Militar … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mark Sixty Years of Europa Press

  May 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm by

At the Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid on Tuesday evening, King Felipe and Queen Letizia helped to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Europa Press Agency. The King spoke at the dinner, saying that the media “must remain a pillar of freedom for communication, and equally remain independent and respectful of political and social plurality, defenders of democratic values.” Queen Letizia opted for a dove grey Nina Ricci midi dress featuring … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Looks Pretty In Red and White Attending An Event

  May 29, 2017 at 11:45 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain stepped out this morning in Madrid wearing a red and white outfit. Queen Letizia was attending the 10th anniversary celebration of Fundación Microfinanzas BBVA where she was also a speaker. The Spanish Queen kept things simple and classic, she wore a Carolina Herrera white blouse with lace inserts on the sleeves, and a red Hugo boss pencil skirt which featured two buttons on the side. She … Continue reading

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