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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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Armed Forces Day Marked by King and Queen in Guadalajara

  May 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have headed celebrations to mark Armed Forces Day, attending the events held in Guadalajara, central Spain. The King laid a wreath in memory of fallen Spanish servicemen and women, after reviewing a military guard. He and Queen Letizia then watched a military parade comprised of over 2,500 members of the Armed Forces that concluded with a display from the Acrobatic Eagle Patrol unit of the Air Force. … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Joined by Portuguese President for Madrid Book Fair Opening

  May 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm by

At the Retiro Park in Madrid on Friday, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by the President of Portugal for the opening of the 76th edition of the Madrid Book Fair. The group visited a number of stalls across the fair, which this year is focusing specifically on Portuguese culture (thus the attendance of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa). Queen Letizia kept the high Madrid temperatures at bay in a … Continue reading

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Final of ‘FameLab Spain’ Attended by Queen Letizia

  May 24, 2017 at 4:44 pm by

The Queen of Spain was present for the final of the fifth edition of ‘FameLab Spain 2017’, a competition to promote scientific communication. Wearing a white suit jacket-style vest over black trousers, Queen Letizia presented Universidad de Extremadura student Pedro Daniel Pajares with the first place prize for his presentation. FameLab, which began in the UK in 2005, brings together scientists to “engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Celebrates Four Decades of Her Foundation

  May 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today celebrated the fortieth anniversary of her foundation, the Queen Sofia Foundation, at the foundation’s Alzheimers Centre in Madrid. Also attending the event was King Juan Carlos I, and the reigning King and Queen. The Foundation was formed on May 17, 1977 by the Queen. It has since carried out over 150 projects with focuses on social action, health, education, women, agriculture and the environment. “This anniversary … Continue reading

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A Sofia Double-Act In Stockholm For Dementia Forum X Conference

  May 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm by

There were two royal Sofias present at the Dementia Forum X international conference at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm on Thursday: Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Sofia of Sweden. The Queen of Sweden was also present. The trio participated in the forum, first held in 2015, which was attended by 120 individuals from around the globe who have an interest in dementia care and research and have the ability … Continue reading

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Infanta Sofía Has Her First Holy Communion

  May 17, 2017 at 9:52 am by

In a ceremony at the Our Lady of Assumption Chapel in Aravaca this morning, Infanta Sofía of Spain – younger daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia – had her first holy communion alongside twenty classmates from the Primaria del Colegio Santa María de los Rosales. The Infanta, who celebrated her tenth birthday last month, posed for photos outside the chapel as she arrived with her parents and elder sister, the … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Visits Seville For World Red Cross Day Celebration

  May 11, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The Queen of Spain was in Seville on Thursday where she attended the annual conference at the Teatro de la Maestranza hosted by the Spanish Red Cross to mark World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. Held this year with the theme ‘Women, Commitment and Solidarity’, hundreds of individuals associated with the organisation from across the country were present. Queen Letizia – wearing a repeated grey embellished Carolina Herrera dress – gave … Continue reading

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Infanta Margarita Awarded the Royal National Academy of Medicine’s Gold Medal

  May 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm by

In a ceremony at the Royal National Academy of Medicine in Madrid on Monday, the Duchess of Soria and Hernani was awarded the Gold Medal of the Academy by her brother, King Juan Carlos. The 78-year-old Infanta was awarded the medal for her long-standing “attention, dedication and affection” for the Academy over the years. Accompanying King Juan Carlos, who said to his sister that “Queen Sofia, I and the whole family … Continue reading

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Bienvenido! King Felipe and Queen Letizia Host Lunch For Costa Rican President

  May 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm by

At the Royal Palace of Madrid, the King and Queen of Spain have hosted a luncheon for the visiting Costa Rican President. President Luis Guillermo Solís and his wife Mercedes Peñas Domingo are currently on an official visit to Spain. King Felipe and President Solís had a photocall in the Palace gardens ahead of the lunch, which was attended by a variety of people connected to both countries. Describing the Central American country as … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Open New Exhibition at National Library of Spain

  May 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

At the National Library of Spain on Thursday, King Felipe and Queen Letizia opened a new exhibition focusing on the historic manuscripts from the University of Salamanca. The university is celebrating the eight-hundred anniversary of receiving a Royal Charter next year. The King and Queen were given a tour of the exhibition – entitled ‘Scripts. Handwritten Treasures of the University of Salamanca’ – which brings 23 manuscripts, some dating back to the … Continue reading

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Another Milestone Birthday: Infanta Sofía Turns Ten

  April 29, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The younger daughter of the King and Queen of Spain, Infanta Sofía, today celebrates her tenth birthday. Sofía was born in the late afternoon of April 29, 2007 at Ruber International Hospital in Madrid when her parents were still the Prince and Princess of Asturias. She made her public debut five days later when she and her mother left hospital accompanied by her father and elder sister, Leonor. The Infanta was baptised … Continue reading

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Thursday, Grey Day: Queen Letizia Attends Rare Diseases Congress

  April 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm by

A simple, chic grey ensemble from Carolina Herrera that was Queen Letizia’s choice for her visit to Valencia on Thursday for Fourth Rare Diseases Education Congress. The a-line skirted dress was paired with a matching cocoon coat from the designer, which features a purple lining to add some colour to the look. The Queen accessorised with a pair of chandelier earrings and snakeskin pumps. Queen Letizia attended the congress, which had … Continue reading

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King Felipe Honours Antonio Banderas For “Enhancing Image of Spain”

  April 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

The King of Spain presented actor Antonio Banderas with the fourth ‘Camino Real’ award for his work “positively projecting and enhancing the image of Spain in the US” on Tuesday at the Universidad de Alcalá. “Mr Banderas is a clear example of the talent, ingenuity and versatility that our land is capable of giving. Not only is he an actor of recognized prestige, but he has also developed an infinity of activities within and outside his profession. … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin Two-Day Visit to the Canary Islands

  April 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain embarked on a two-day visit to the Canary Islands on Monday, where they will visit a number of organisations that are important to the Islands’ economic, social, cultural and scientific initiatives. They began at Casa de Colón in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for a presentation on Spain’s nomination for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2018, the Risco Caido and the sacred mountains of Gran … Continue reading

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