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Yet Another Relative of King Felipe VI Investigated By Tax Services

  May 18, 2016 at 5:52 am by

Princess Inès of the Two Sicilies, youngest daughter of the late Infante Alfonso of Spain and his wife Infanta Alicia, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma, is being investigated by Spanish tax services for money laundering. The princess has put the money she inherited from her father -who died in 1964- on a bank account in Switzerland. The princess says that the Swiss bank accounts can easily explained: her father opened them … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Attend Mass For Earthquake Victims

  May 18, 2016 at 4:30 am by

Yesterday the King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain attended a tribute Mass for the victims of the earthquake in Ecuador.   The earthquake happened on April 16th and had the epicenter close to the towns of Muisne and Pedernales, 170 kilometers away from the Ecuador’s capital Quito. At least 659 people were killed and 27,732 people injured. The mass was held … Continue reading

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Wild Boar Hunting To Keep The Spanish Royals Safe

  May 14, 2016 at 3:45 am by

The Patrimonio Nacional, caretaker of the Spanish royal palaces, has announced that 2400 wild boars on the Zarzuela estate need to be removed to assure the safety of the royal family and their visitors. The boars may form a danger as they may carry infections or they may cause traffic accidents on the estate. The Patrimonio asks companies to come with ideas how to remove the boars within two years … Continue reading

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Father and Son Together At Innovation Day

  May 13, 2016 at 12:53 pm by

King Juan Carlos joined his son King Felipe VI of Spain to visit the “Day of Innovation”, organised by the COTEC foundation. The present king is honorary president of the organisation while his father was the founding president. In his speech King Felipe VI stressed the importance of innovation for the succes of a nation. The king also made a comparion to Spain’s successes in sport: “If we succeed in … Continue reading

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Umbrellas Out As Felipe and Letizia Visit La Rinconada

  May 11, 2016 at 2:39 am by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the town of La Rinconada, Seville yesterday. The couple needed to take their umbrella’s out as it was raining heavily. Despite the weather, a large and enthousiastic crowd turned out to catch a glimp of their monarchs. Many of them had waited for hours in the rain. Their patience was rewarded as the king and queen took their time to shake … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Marks World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in Albacete

  May 9, 2016 at 10:49 am by

Spain’s Queen Letizia this morning attended a ceremony at the Palacio de Congresos in Albacete to mark World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, which is observed each May 8 on the anniversary of the birth of Henri Dunant, founder of the Red Cross. In her speech, the Queen said that “few organisations awaken and inspire so much respect as does the Red Cross” and listed some of the words … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Celebrate ‘El Pais’ Anniversary, Present Journalism Award

  May 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia were special guests at a dinner celebrating the 40th anniversary of El Pais newspaper at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid. During the dinner, the couple presented the 32nd edition of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards, which honour the best journalists in the Hispanic world for their defence of freedom, independence, rigour and honesty. The Queen looked lovely in a simple navy blue cocktail dress, with a sabrina … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Pays A Visit To The Research Institute of Food Science

  May 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm by

The Queen of Spain was at the Autonomous University of Madrid today to visit the Research Institute of Food Science’s facilities. Dressed in a pale grey pant suit first seen in Puerto Rico earlier this year, Queen Letizia was shown the Institute’s lab rooms where they research food sciences and promote technological developments which will benefit the field as well as wider society. Letizia, who is a Special Ambassador of … Continue reading

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Royal Gathering in Monaco to Honour King Juan Carlos I

  April 28, 2016 at 11:29 am by

On April 21st Don Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon organised a party in Monaco to honour his cousin, King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The event would have been largely unnoticed by the photo agencies and consequently the royal online community, were it not for prince Jean of France. The duke of Vendôme shared some photos of the event on his blog that were taken by David Nivière. Among the guests were … Continue reading

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Papa-Daughter Date: Felipe and Leonor Enjoy Evening at UEFA Semi-Final

  April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Last night, the UEFA Champions League semi-final match between Atletico de Madrid and Bayern Munich had two royal spectators in King Felipe VI and his eldest daughter, Princess Leonor. The two royals were seen in the VIP section of the Vicente Calderon Stadium as the Spanish team defeated its German rival 1-0 to gain the advantage in the path to the final at the end of May (the King leapt … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present Cervantes Prize to Mexican Writer

  April 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today delivered the 2015 Miguel de Cervantes Prize to Mexican writer Fernando del Paso in a ceremony at the University of Alcalá. The King present Mr del Paso with his medal, following a speech in which he said that del Paso had honoured the Spanish language by “making it shine in your books with the skill of a goldsmith who makes the best of … Continue reading

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Letizia Pretty In Red As She and Felipe Hold A Lunch

  April 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a pre-lunch for the Cervantes Prize award at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid today. Attending the lunch were officials, academics, editors, critics, teachers, booksellers and writers. The “Miguel de Cervantes” Award is the highest recognized award for creative work of Spanish and Latin American writers. Embed from Getty Images

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Flashback Friday: The Kings of Spain Begin State Visit to the UK

  April 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On April 22, 1986 King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived in London to begin their state visit to the United Kingdom, the first by a Spanish head of state in over 80 years. They were greeted at Heathrow Airport by the Prince and Princess of Wales, before travelling to Windsor Castle for the official welcoming ceremony presided over by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Closes Conference on Rare Diseases Education

  April 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

The Queen of Spain today gave a speech at the closing seminar of the third International Educational Conference on Rare Diseases at the Universidad del País Vasco in Bilbao. “Thank you for the work you do, to be useful and brave, to establish the necessary rules for everyone to understand, so that society understands that we must all contribute and we are all necessary,” Queen Letizia said, praising the work of … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Dons Leather Culottes For Audience with National Fashion Winners

  April 13, 2016 at 11:24 am by

As she greeted this year’s winners of the National Fashion Awards at Zarzuela Palace for an audience today, Queen Letizia opted to show off her fashionable side by wearing a pair of black leather culottes. The culottes, from Spanish brand Uterqüe, were paired with a black and white printed blouse and a bright red blazer. The pants were first worn back in February, and they still aren’t a favourite of this … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar Explains Her Panama Offshore Firm

  April 7, 2016 at 5:52 am by

Spain’s Infanta Pilar (79), aunt of King Felipe VI has released a press statement on Wednesday about the offshore firm she had for forty years in Panama. The existance of this firm was leaked last weekend in the ‘Panama Papers’. In the statement the princess explains why, when and how the firm was started. In 1969 the company was founded by Aleko Pakamarkou, an entreperneur and a good friend of … Continue reading

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Dom Duarte Pio About Infanta Cristina: ‘If She Did It, She Will Have To Pay For It’

  April 5, 2016 at 9:56 am by

The Duke of Bragança spoke to the Spanish newspaper ‘El Espanol’ about the chances of a restauration of Portugal’s monarchy, about his friendship with the Infantas Pilar and Margarita and about his love for Spain. The chef of the Portuguese royal family also offered his thoughts about  the Infanta Cristina, who is facing charges of fraud. He also reveals that Ronald Reagan once suggested he should run for president and … Continue reading

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Tax Authorities Will Investigate Infanta Pilar’s Offshore Firm

  April 5, 2016 at 5:35 am by

A spokesperson of the Spanish tax authorities has announced that they have started an investigation into the firm that Infanta Pilar, sister of King Juan Carlos, has had for forty years in Panama. Yesterday it became clear that the princess is one of the names that has been mentioned in the ‘Panama papers’.  The papers show that hundreds politicians and celebrities have offshore accounts in Panama, possibly to evade taxes … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar’s ‘Financial Facade’ Named In Panama Papers

  April 4, 2016 at 11:11 am by

Today had more bad news in store for the Spanish royal family. Although the king has worked hard to make the family’s finances more transparent, his family doesn’t seem to be too cooperative.  His sister the Infanta Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin are suspected of embazzling tax money. However, his aunt Pilar now also is under scrutiny. This weekend the so-called ‘Panama Papers’ have been opened. A group of … Continue reading

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Bahrain’s Crown Prince Joined by Spain’s Former King at Grand Prix

  April 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm by

The Crown Prince of Bahrain and the former King of Spain enjoyed the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix together, as they walked the grid prior to the race’s start. Prince Salman bin Hamad and King Juan Carlos were joined at one point by the chief executive of the Formula 1 Group, Bernie Ecclestone. King Juan Carlos also spent a few moments greeting several drives, including Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr, as he … Continue reading

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