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Dutch Introductory Visit To The Kingdom Of Spain

  September 21, 2013 at 4:18 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands paid an introductory visit to the Kingdom of Spain on Wednesday September 18th. The Dutch King and Queen arrived for the one day visit at the Torrejon Air Base, where they were greeted by the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Their Majesties were accompanied by the Prince and Princess to the Zarzuela Palace outside Madrid, which is the residence of the King … Continue reading

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More Surgery For King Juan Carlos Of Spain

  September 21, 2013 at 4:11 am by

The Spanish Royal Court has announced yesterday that King Juan Carlos will have to undergo more surgery. The aging Spanish Monarch has developed an infection near his left hip and the King will need to have the joint surgically replaced for a second time. The date of the surgery has of yet to be announced. This latest surgery comes less than a year after the King had his left hip … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia’s Visit To New York

  September 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain paid a short visit to to New York City between September 9th and 10th. The ever popular Queen of Spain met with Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations at the UN HQ in New York City where they discussed a number of important issues, including the rights of disabled people. Later that day, Queen Sofia accepted the Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Rights … Continue reading

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Letizia, Princess of Asturias Turns 41

  September 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm by

Spain’s Princess of Asturias celebrates her 41st birthday on September 15th. Born Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano in Oviedo, Asturias in northern Spain in 1972. The family later moved to Madrid  where Letizia went onto persue a career in journalism. Letizia married Alonso Guerrero Pérez in a civil ceremony in August 1998, but this union ended in divorce a year later. Letizia then landed herself presenting jobs at CNN+ and later moved to Spain’s … Continue reading

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Doña Victoria Federica de Marichalar turns 13

  September 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm by

Doña Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón turned 13 years old on September 9th. The only daughter of Infanta Elena and her former husband, Don Jaime de Marichalar, Victoria is the eldest granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. She is currently sixth in the line of succession to the Spanish Throne. Doña Victoria Federica has an older brother Don Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y Borbón. … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals in Buenos Aires

  September 6, 2013 at 6:44 am by

Members of the Spanish Royal Family travelled to the Argenitian capital Buenos Aires this week to support Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. On September 2nd, Prince Felipe headed the Spanish delegation that arrived in Buenos Aires. On September 5th, he was joined by his wife, Princess Letizia, and aunt,Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. On Thursday evening, both Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia were photographed together looking happy … Continue reading

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The Death of the Duchess of Medinaceli

  August 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm by

Doña Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli died on August 18th at her Seville residence aged 96. Regarded by many as Spain’s last great noble, the Duchess was born in 1917 at the Palacio de los Duques de Medinaceli in Madrid. Her father, Don Luis Jesús Fernández de Córdoba, was the 17th Duke of Medinaceli, and her mother was Doña Ana Maria Fernandez de Henestrosa. The future … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Summer Vacation 2013

  August 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm by

Members of the Spanish Royal Family have been enjoying the annual Summer Holiday or Vacation on the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Last week Queen Sofia accompanied by her sister, Princess Irene of Greece, arrived at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca and was later joined by Infantas Elena and Cristina and their children. The Prince of Asturias later arrived on the island take part in the Copa del Rey … Continue reading

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Are Infanta Cristina and Her Children Moving To Switzerland?

  August 2, 2013 at 2:17 am by

It has been reported in the Spanish media that Infanta Cristina and her four children – Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene – are moving to Geneva, Switzerland. It’s also reported that her husband, Inaki Urdangarín, will remain in Barcelona for the time being. Infanta Cristina is the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia. The Infanta and her husband have been under severe media scrutiny following the … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar Turns 77

  July 31, 2013 at 6:52 am by

Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Grandee of Spain, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre turned 77 on July 30th. The Infanta is the elder sister of King Juan Carlos of Spain and also has a younger sister, Infanta Margarita of Spain. Infanta Pilar was born in Cannes, France on July 30th, 1936 during the exile of the Spanish Royal Family. Her full name is María del Pilar Alfonsa Juana … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Attend Memorial Mass For Train Victims

  July 31, 2013 at 4:18 am by

Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended a memorial mass for the 79 victims of the recent Spanish train crash at the imposing Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela on Monday, July 29th. Prince Felipe was accompanied by his wife, Princess Letizia, and his sister, Infanta Elena Duchess of Lugo. The Spanish Royals were met with burst of applause as they made their way to the Cathedral, where they were greeted … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen visit Santiago de Compostela

  July 26, 2013 at 8:44 am by

July 25th, 2013 Spain’s King and Queen paid a visit this afternoon to the city of Santiago de Compostela, following the horrific train crash on Wednesday evening which claimed over 80 lives. Their Majesties paid a visit to the Hospital Clinic in Santiago where many of the injured are still being treated. The King, accompanied by Queen Sofia, later spoke to the assembled media. Earlier the Royal Palace issued a … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos on Official Visit to Morocco

  July 21, 2013 at 1:41 am by

July 15th-18th King Juan Carlos paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco from July 15th until July 18th. This official visit was postponed earlier this year as the King was due for surgery and thus the visit was rescheduled. The King was greeted upon arrival at Rabat-Salé Airport by King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid. The Spanish Monarch was later the … Continue reading

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Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar Turns 15

  July 20, 2013 at 9:34 am by

Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar y Borbón celebrated his 15th birthday on July 17th. The eldest son of Infanta Elena of Spain and Don Jaime de Marichalar, he is currently fifth in the line of succession to the Spanish Throne. Don Felipe Juan was named in honour of his uncle Prince Felipe and great-grandfather, Infante Juan the Count of Barcelona, but he is often referred to by his Saints name … Continue reading

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The British Infanta

  July 18, 2013 at 9:56 am by

On July 13th, 1966 a largely forgotten member of the Spanish Royal Family died at Sanlúcar de Barrameda in southern Spain. The royal lady in question was Beatrice, Duchess of Galliera, who was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Born Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh on April 20th, 1884 in Kent, her father was Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and her mother was Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. Prior to her … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Attend Anniversary Mass for Don Juan

  June 23, 2013 at 11:24 am by

Madrid – June 20th, 2013 King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia presided over a solemn anniversary mass at the magnificent Capilla Real de Madrid to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the King’s late father, Infante Don Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona. Also attending the mass were the entire extended Spanish Royal Family: the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infantas Elena and Cristina, Don Felipe Juan de … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Of Japan’s Official Visit To Spain

  June 22, 2013 at 4:47 am by

His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan paid a week long official visit to the Kingdom of Spain from June 10th to the 17th. The Crown Prince was invited by the the invitation of the Spanish Government to mark the 400th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Spain and Japan. The Crown Prince was received and welcomed by the Prince of Asturias on Monday June 10th at a ceremony at … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Preside over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm by

Madrid – June 1st, 2013 Their Majesties The King and Queen were accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony in Madrid on Saturday June 1st. This very solemn ceremony is a tribute to all fallen soldiers on Armed Forces Day and this year took place on the Plaza de la Lealtad in Madrid. The Plaza de la Lealtad also … Continue reading

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Ninth Wedding Anniversary for Felipe and Letizia

  May 23, 2013 at 10:31 am by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on May 22nd. Prince Felipe, the heir to the Spanish throne, married former television journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at a lavish wedding ceremony which was celebrated at the Cathedral of Santa María la Real de La Almudena in Madrid. The couple have two daughters: Infantas Leonor and Sofia. It was business as usual for the Prince and Princess despite … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Attend Pledge of Allegiance to Royal Guard Ceremony

  May 14, 2013 at 10:26 am by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias, accompanied by Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, presided over the Pledge of Allegiance to the Royal Guard Ceremony at the El Pardo Palace on May 10th. Also present during this very solemn ceremony were the Spanish Minister of Defence and the only daughter of Infanta Pilar, Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo. The Prince of Asturias, who was dressed in full military uniform and wore the beret … Continue reading

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