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Iñaki Urdangarín To Remain In Switzerland During Appeal Process

  February 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

A court in Palma de Mallorca has decided that Iñaki Urdangarín will be allowed to continue living in Switzerland with his family until the conclusion of the appeal process against the guilty verdict he was handed last week in the Nóos corruption case. Iñaki is required to meet with local authorities on the first day of each month and inform the court if he changes residence at any time. He will not … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Debuts The Fleur de Lys Tiara During Argentinian State Visit Gala

  February 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm by

The Queen of Spain made the day of royal watchers everywhere Wednesday night at the gala banquet for the President of Argentina as she debuted the ‘biggest gun’ in the collection of tiaras at her disposal: the diamond Fleur de Lys tiara that dates back to Queen Victoria Eugenia. Paired with a simple black evening gown from Felipe Varela and the sky blue sash of the Argentine Order of the Liberator General … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Awarded ‘Circle of the Lyceum’ Gold Medal

  February 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm by

Queen Sofia was tonight presented with the gold medal of the Circle of the Lyceum for her support of the arts and music during a ceremony at Barcelona’s Great Theater of the Lyceum. The Queen gave a speech at the event, where she said she was incredibly honoured to receive the award and to have been able to “support the various activities aimed at promoting the reconstruction of this Great Theatre” … Continue reading

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Iñaki Urdangarin Sentenced To Six Years In Prison for Nóos Fraud

  February 17, 2017 at 7:40 am by

The Nóos scandal has come to a conclusion today in Mallorca, where Iñaki Urdangarin was sentenced to serve six years and three months in prison after being found guilty of fraud by the Provincial Court of Palma. He has also been fined 512,000€. Infanta Cristina, his wife, has been found not guilty of tax evasion. She will be required to pay a 265,000€ fine. Urdangarin had been charged with several crimes – … Continue reading

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And The State Visits Keep Rolling In: A List Of Upcoming Events

  February 14, 2017 at 11:44 pm by

With today’s confirmation King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have accepted the invitation to pay a state visit to Denmark next month, the list of upcoming state visits across Europe has grown again. So that none get missed in the royal watching calendar, we’ve gathered all the necessary information below. State Visit from Canada to Sweden The Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, will be arriving in Sweden next week to … Continue reading

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King Felipe & Queen Letizia Attend Telefónica Foundation Project

  February 13, 2017 at 10:16 am by

At the Telefónica Building in Madrid today, the King and Queen of Spain attended the closure of the Telefónica Foundation’s research project into the economic value of the Spanish language. The purpose of the research project, which has been undertaken by the Foundation for ten years, was to “quantify economically the cultural value of having our language spoken by 500 million people”.  King Felipe gave a speech at the closing event, in … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Madrid

  February 12, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Location: Madrid, Kingdom of Spain Built: 1738 to 1755 Architects: Filippo Juvarra, Giovanni Battista Sacchetti Commissioned By: Felipe V of Spain Style: Baroque / Neoclassical Rooms: 3,000 plus On The Palace Grounds: Sabatini Gardens, Campo del Moro Gardens, Royal Armoury of Madrid, Royal Pharmacy Current Owner: The Spanish State Current Use: State ceremonies hosted by the Royal Family Fun Fact: The palace sits on the site of the Royal Alcázar of Madrid which burnt down in 1734 A full list of Palace … Continue reading

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Lady In Red: Queen Sofia Attends ‘La Traviata’ Opera In Valencia

  February 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm by

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia on Thursday evening, Queen Sofia of Spain attended a performance of the Giuseppe Verdi opera La Traviata. The Queen posed for photos on the red carpet with fashion designer Valentino Garavani, who designed the costumes of the opera, actress Monica Bellucci, and tenor Plácido Domingo. Sofia Coppola directed this version of the opera. Also attending were Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou and … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Visit Cardiovascular Research Centre

  February 9, 2017 at 10:24 am by

The King and Queen of Spain paid a visit to the Carlos III National Centre for Cardiovascular Research in Madrid on Thursday. They attended a meeting of the CNIC Foundation and were given a tour of the research facilities before sitting in on a debate on the topic “Excellence of cardiovascular research in Spain”. During the debate, King Felipe and Queen Letizia heard from Borja Ibáñez, Guadalupe Sabio and Rui Benedito, laureates … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Stuns In Caped Dress At Innovation & Design Awards

  February 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia looked fabulous in a frock from designer Juanjo Oliva at Monday’s National Awards for Innovation and Design 2016 ceremony at the Regional Archaeological Museum of the Community of Madrid. The olive green dress, which featured a built-in cape, was a departure from the Queen’s usual style – but is an incredibly successful addition to her wardrobe! The pairing with cream snakeskin heels and clutch added just the right amount of … Continue reading

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Felipe, Letizia And The Girls Enjoy The Slopes Over The Weekend

  February 5, 2017 at 12:16 pm by

King Felipe of Spain, Queen Letizia have been enjoying a long weekend away from their busy schedule and joined by their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia. The royals are spending the weekend in Aragon Valley. They have been seen dining at the restaurant of the hotel they are staying in, visiting museums and small shops around town. King Felipe and his family were also seen enjoying a day … Continue reading

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Spanish Kings Receive The President of Germany

  February 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, was received at Zarzuela Palace by King Felipe and Queen Letizia for a luncheon as part of his official visit to Spain. The group posed for photographs on the outside staircase of the Palace before heading inside for the lunch. President Gauck was joined by his partner, Daniela Schadt, who was wearing a red dress and overcoat; while the Queen repeated a red and grey ombre … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Close ‘Cervantes Lives’ 400th Anniversary Commemorations

  January 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today officially closed the ‘Cervantes Lives’ series of events held to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, one of the world’s pre-eminent Spanish language writers. Held at the Royal Palace of Madrid, the closing event was attended by 200 guests from the cultural and education spheres. King Felipe delivered a speech in which he said that Cervantes’ “ideals of … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit Agriculture Fair

  January 25, 2017 at 3:52 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today paid a visit to the 29th AGROEXPO in Badajoz that is organised by the Feria Institución de Extremadura. The couple were given a tour of the expo, inspecting some of the 250 exhibitors that are taking part this year. Felipe and Letizia also got to meet children from local schools that were attending the expo today as part of their extracurricular schedule. The Queen looked incredibly chic … Continue reading

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Spain’s Kings and Queens Present The National Sports Awards

  January 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by the former regent couple, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, for the presentation of the 2015 National Sports Awards at the Royal Palace of El Pardo today. The annual awards are presented to Spanish sports people or organisations that through have contributed to the “promotion or spread of physical activity” through  “their direct activity of personal initiative, as well as … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Open International Tourism Fair

  January 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain today were present for the inauguration of the International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2017. Taking place at the Juan Carlos I Trade Fair Centre, the 37th edition of the tourism fair brings together exhibitors and business from over 160 countries to promote the latest in international travel trends, services and businesses. The King and Queen, who was wearing burgundy trousers, a pale pink blouse … Continue reading

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King Felipe Meets With His Saudi Counterpart

  January 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

King Felipe VI of Spain had an audience with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud on Sunday at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The two monarchs discussed bilateral relations prior to an official lunch. During the audience, King Salman awarded King Felipe with the Grand Collar of the Order of Abdul Aziz, the highest order in the Saudi Kingdom. Earlier in the day, King Felipe had a meeting at the Spanish … Continue reading

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King Felipe Attends Funeral of Former Portuguese President

  January 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI today attended the state funeral of the former Portuguese President, Mário Soares, at the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. He was joined at the service by Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, as well as a number of heads of state. The King offered his condolences to the family of President Soares, who died at the age of 92 on Saturday, upon his arrival at the Monastery. Earlier, the … Continue reading

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Navy Chic: Queen Letizia Attends AECC Meeting in Madrid

  January 10, 2017 at 1:47 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain has attended the first meeting of 2017 for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), of which she is Honorary President, at the organisation’s head quarters in Madrid. At the meeting, the Queen along with board members and staff of the organisation and others affiliated with the AECC’s efforts, discussed and outlined the strategy points of the AECC for the year. The Queen donned a professional ensemble of … Continue reading

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King Felipe Presides Over 2017 Pascua Militar

  January 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Today at the Plaza de la Armería at the Royal Palace of Madrid, King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the annual Pascua Militar, a military ceremony dating back to 1782 and the reign of Carlos III. The King reviewed the Royal Guard formation during the ceremony, which also included a 21-gun salute and the playing of the Spanish national anthem, La Marcha Real. Queen Letizia joined her husband in … Continue reading

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