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Prince of Asturias Turns 46

  January 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm by

The Prince of Asturias turns 46 years old on January 30th. The heir apparent to the Spanish throne was born in Madrid to the then Prince Juan Carlos and Princess Sofia in 1968. He was baptised on the 8th of February as Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia at the Zarzuela Palace chapel by the Archbishop of Madrid. Chosen as his godparents were … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar of Spain’s Son Marries In Miami

  January 21, 2014 at 6:55 am by

Don Juan Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon, Viscount de la Torre has married his American girlfriend, Winston Carney, in Miami. The Viscount is the eldest son of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz and her late husband Don Luis Gomez-Acebo, Viscount de la Torre. In April of this year, Winston gave birth to their first child a son, Nicholas Gomez-Acebo. No members of the extended Spanish Royal Family were present … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina Charged With Tax Evasion, Money Laundering

  January 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm by

Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma has been charged with tax evasion and money laundering. She has been summoned to court on March 8th. Infanta Cristina is the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain. Her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, is at the centre of a corruption scandal over allegations regarding the misappropriation of several million euros of public funds when he was head of the … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos I Turns 76

  January 7, 2014 at 4:57 am by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain celebrates his 76th birthday on Sunday, January 5th. The Spanish Monarch who has reigned since 1975 was actually born in Rome, Italy during the Spanish Borbóns exile in 1936. His father was the late Infante Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona and his mother was the late Princess María Mercedes de Bourbon-Dos Sicilias, Countess of Barcelona. The future King of Spain was baptized as Juan … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Christmas 2013

  December 31, 2013 at 3:22 am by

Members of the Spanish Royal Family gathered at the Zarzuela Palace on Christmas Eve to watch the annual Christmas Message of His Majesty the King. This years Christmas Message is the 38th televised address by the Spanish Monarch. The King defend the unity of Spain and also spoke of the economic and financial crisis which has bedeviled the Spanish economy. Its believed that Infanta Cristina, accompanied by her husband and … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Turns 50

  December 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm by

Infanta Elena of Spain celebrates her 50th birthday on December 20th. The eldest child and daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia was born in Madrid in 1963. Her baptism took place at the Zarzuela Palace Chapel on December 27th; her godparents being her late grandmother, Princess Maria de las Mercedes de Borbón-Two Sicilies, Countess of Barcelona and her cousin, Infante Alfonso de Orleans y Borbón, Duke of Galliera. … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Release Christmas Cards

  December 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm by

The Spanish Royal Court has released the official 2013 Spanish Royal Family Christmas cards this week. The first card was from the King and Queen, which featured a 16th century Nativity scene – the “Adoration of the Shepherds” – by Italian painter Jacopo Bassano, which forms part of the Collection of the National Museum of the Prado in Madrid. The second card released featured the Prince and Princess of Asturias … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Preside Over National Sports Awards

  December 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm by

December 2nd, 2013 The Spanish Royal Family presided over the 2013 National Sports Awards which were held at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid on December 2nd. Presiding over the 2013 Awards was Queen Sofia, who was accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo. King Juan Carlos was absent this year, as he is still in recovery from his hip operation. The annual … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar Launches The Nuevo Futuro 2013

  December 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm by

Her Royal Highness, The Infanta Pilar Duchess of Badajoz launched the 2013 Rastrillo Nuevo Futuro in Madrid on November 21st. The elder sister of His Majesty The King of Spain, is the Honorary President of this charitable partnership which was founded in 1968. Earlier in the week, Infanta Pilar attended the annual press conference prior to the Rastrillo Nuevo Futuro launch day. HRH discussed a range of issues including the … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos I Leaves Hospital

  November 26, 2013 at 11:06 am by

Madrid – November 25th King Juan Carlos I of Spain was discharged from the Chiron Hospital Universitario Madrid on Monday November 25th. The Spanish Monarch was admitted to the hospital last week and underwent successful surgery on his left hip. Over the weekend, the King received visits from Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and Infantas Leonor, Sofia, Elena and Cristina. Last week marked the 38th anniversary of the accession of … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias Visit the USA

  November 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias have completed an official visit to California and Florida. The visit’s aim was to promote the economic, political and cultural relationships between the Kingdom of Spain and the United States of America. The royal couple departed the Barajas Airport in Madrid on November 13th, and later arrived in California. The first visit by the Prince and Princess was to the historic Mission San Carlos … Continue reading

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Three Different Evening Looks From Three Different Royals

  November 7, 2013 at 5:03 am by

November 6, 2013 was a busy evening for different royals who all wore completely different outfits for the evening. Let’s start with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who wore a black fitted dress matched with a black cape, black pumps and a black clutch to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Stock Exchange building in Amsterdam. She had her hair pulled back in a lovely hairdo and finished … Continue reading

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The Prince of Asturias Awards 2013

  November 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias presided over the prestigious Prince of Asturias awards ceremony in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias in northern Spain last week. The Royal Couple arrived on a wet Thursday October 24th and attended a series of audiences at the Reconquita Hotel in Oviedo. Later that evening, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attended a gala concert at the Principe Felipe Auditorium. After the concert, the couple … Continue reading

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The Queen Of Spain Turns 75

  November 3, 2013 at 6:05 am by

The Queen of Spain celebrated her 75th birthday on November 2nd. The ever popular Queen Sofia was born a Princess of Greece on this day in 1938. She was the eldest child of the late King Paul of Greece and Frederica of Hanover. Queen Sofia of Spain has two younger siblings, ex-King Constantine II of Greece and Princess Irene of Greece. The future Queen Consort of Spain married Infante Juan … Continue reading

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Infanta Leonor Turns 8

  November 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm by

Infanta Leonor of Spain celebrated her 8th birthday on October 31st. Currently second in line to the throne, Leonor is the eldest daughter of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. The future Queen of Spain has a younger sister, Infanta Sofia. Infanta Leonor was born on October 31st, 2005 and was baptised at the Chapel of the Palace of Zarzuela on January 14th, 2006. Their Majesties the King and Queen stood … Continue reading

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Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo Turns 45

  October 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm by

Dona Simoneta Gómez-Acebo celebrated her 45th birthday on October 28th. Simoneta is the only daughter of Infanta Pilar of Spain and the late Don Luis Gómez-Acebo. She is also the eldest niece of King Juan Carlos I. She is not in line to the throne as her mother renounced her rights prior to her marriage to the late Visconde de la Torre in 1967. María de Fatima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos I ‘Feeling Better’

  October 15, 2013 at 10:44 am by

October 14th, 2013 King Juan Carlos held his first public appearance yesterday at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid in almost two weeks after his recent hip surgery. The Spanish Monarch, accompanied by his son, Prince Felipe, held a meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo at the King’s private office. Looking thinner than before his surgery, the King discussed details of the upcoming … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Celebrate National Day

  October 13, 2013 at 10:38 am by

On Saturday October 12th, the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual National Day celebrations in Madrid. This year the Madrid Military Parade was presided over by the Prince and Princess of Asturias. The absence of the King was due to his recent surgery, the Queen and Infanta Elena also did not attend the military parade. However the official reception at the Palacio Real in Madrid was presided over by … Continue reading

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Duke of Soria Turns 70

  October 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm by

October 9th, 2013 Don Carlos Zurita, the Duke of Soria and Hernani, the husband of the Infanta Margarita of Spain, celebrates his 70th birthday on October 9th. A popular member of the extended Spanish Royal Family, the Duke was born in Malaga, Spain in 1943. In October 1972 he married Infanta Margarita, the younger sister of King Juan Carlos I at Estoril in Portugal. The couple have two children, Don … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Ladies Support Red Cross Fundraising Day

  October 4, 2013 at 3:32 am by

October 3rd, 2013 As with previous years on the Día de la Banderita, female members of the Spanish Royal Family were out in force to preside over the Madrid ‘Día de la Banderita de la Cruz Roja Española’ or the Spanish Red Cross Fundraising Day. Attending this year’s fundraising stalls were Queen Sofia, Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena. In a relaxed atmosphere, all three royal ladies posed for photos with … Continue reading

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