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Letizia at Rare Diseases World Day

  March 4, 2016 at 5:08 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain attended the Rare Diseases World Day at CSIC headquarters on March 3, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. The Queen is the honorary president for the Spanish federation of rare diseases. In her speech she emphasized the importance of more research about rare diseases. According to the queen there are 3 million people who suffer from a rare disease: “it is important that all of them feel welcome … Continue reading

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Iñaki Denies Involvement of Cristina and Juan Carlos

  March 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm by

Iñaki Urdangarin, husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain, had to testify in court again today. The former duke of Palma de Mallorca is a suspect in a fraud scandal. He and his business partner Diego Torres are accused of misusing public funds for their Nóos foundation. Iñaki denied that either his wife or his father-in-law knew about the embazzlements. He told them little about his business, only about a business … Continue reading

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Discreet Spanish Royal Wedding

  February 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm by

Beltrán Gómez-Acebo y Borbón,  youngest son of Infanta Pilar of Spain, married his fiancée Andrea Pascual in a discreet ceremony this morning. The two married in the residence of Infanta Pilar in the Puarta de Hierro district of Madrid. The ceremony was kept small and only a few people attended. Among the guests were  the bride’s parents, Infanta Pilar, the Gómez-Acebo siblings and King Juan-Carlos, uncle of the groom. The … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Spanish King Alfonso XIII

  February 28, 2016 at 6:02 am by

75 years ago, King Alfonso XIII of Spain died at Rome’s Grand Hotel, aged 54. The former King, who went into exile in 1931 upon the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic, had suffered a series of heart attacks in the week leading up to his death. Alfonso’s estranged wife, Victoria Eugenia, and three of the couple’s children, Don Juan, Don Jaime and Infanta Beatriz, were by his bedside when … Continue reading

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Iñaki Testifies: “I Don’t Know”, “I Can’t Recall” and “I Suppose So”

  February 27, 2016 at 5:53 am by

Yesterday it was Iñaki’s turn to speak and defend himself. The borther-in-law of the Spanish King is facing trial for corruption. He and his business partner Diego Torres are suspectedof embazzling 6,2 million Euros. According to ‘El País’, Iñaki answered most questions with: “I don’t know”, “I can’t recall”or “I suppose so”. What he did remember and admit was that the real estate company Aizoon, owned by him and his … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Open Contemporary Art Fair (Updated)

  February 25, 2016 at 12:56 pm by

Today King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain opened Arco 2016 in Madrid. The international contemporary art fair celebrated its 35th anniversary this year, a good reason for both the king and queen to mark the occassion with a joint appearance. The queen dressed in a colourful pink jacket, a white blouse and some interesting black pants made of leather. The king wore his usual outfit: a striped suit. … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina on Forced Leave From Job While Palace Is Linked To Nóos Case

  February 24, 2016 at 5:22 am by

Infanta Cristina has been forced to take an unpaid leave by her employer, the La Caixa Foundation, for which she has been working since 1992. The last few years the Princess worked for their international events department in Geneva, Switzerland. Iñaki Urdangarin is also without a job since he was forced to leave Telefónica due to the Nóos trial. The Nóos case continues in Mallorca. Yesterday Iñaki’s business partner Diego … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Marks Special Anniversary

  February 23, 2016 at 4:40 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain visited the school ‘Niño Jesus’ in Madrid yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the school. The school is part of the Children’s University hospital in Madrid and offers lessons to children that are being treated in the hospital. A cheerful and relaxed looking Queen Letizia seemed well at ease with the students, while they explained their lessons. The Spanish Queen looked wonderful in a recycled … Continue reading

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Banned Documentary Reveals Juan Carlos Has Dyslexia

  February 21, 2016 at 4:28 am by

This week French television station France 3 aired the Spanish documentary ‘Yo, Juan Carlos I, Rey de Espanã (I, Juan Carlos I, King of Spain). The documentary was written by Miguel Courtois. Together with Laurence Debray, biographer of the king, he also wrote the script. The documentary reviews the last 40 years of Spain’s history through the eyes of Juan Carlos. The documentary was made in co-production with the Spanish … Continue reading

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Royals Who Wore Red This Week

  February 20, 2016 at 3:37 am by

This week, red has been the color of which the royal ladies have gone for, whether it’s an accessory or an outfit. At the beginning of the week, Queen Letizia of Spain matched her soft white suit with a red clutch. A few days later, Queen Silvia of Sweden matched her black and grey skirt suit with a red scarf while The Duchess of Cornwall wore a red coat matched … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Visit Museo del Prado

  February 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain paid a visit to the famed Museo del Prado in Madrid for a meeting of the board of trustees today. The couple viewed one of the museum’s latest acquisitions, Fra Angelico’s The Virgin of the Pomegranate,  which was purchased from the Duke of Alba, before heading into the meeting with the museum’s board. Queen Letizia donned an ivory skirt suit with a … Continue reading

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New Phase in Nóos Trial Starts as Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Return To Court

  February 10, 2016 at 5:57 am by

Yesterday Infanta Cristina of Spain and her husband Iñaki Urdangarin returned to the courthouse of Mallorca. The couple arrived at 9AM to defend themselves against allegations of corruption. Iñaki and his business partner Diego Torres are considered the masterminds behind the Nóos scandal and responsible for embazzling €6.2 million from public funds. According to Miquel Roca, defence lawyer of the princess, a new phase of the trial started yesterday. Seventeen … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia To Attend British-Spanish Society Centenary in London

  February 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain will be in London on April 20 to attend the British-Spanish Society’s 100th anniversary as guest of honour. The celebrations will take place at the Dorchester Hotel, and will also be attended by the Duke of York. Spanish media reports quoted a ‘diplomatic source’ as saying that the Queen’s visit to London creates a “real Spanish presence in London at such an important time after the … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to Britain Postponed

  February 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

After speculation last week, it has been confirmed that the upcoming Spanish state visit to the United Kingdom has been postponed. The reason for the postponement is the fact that a new government has yet to be formed in Spain following December’s elections. The process is expected to last several more weeks, and it would be inopportune for King Felipe VI to be out of the country. A spokesperson for … Continue reading

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Spanish Court Declares Infanta Cristina WILL Face Trial

  January 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm by

The three judges presiding over the Nóos corruption trial in Palma de Mallorca have declared that Infanta Cristina will have to face two charges of tax fraud, as they feel the Bótin doctrine does not apply to her as they believe her to have been a “necessary cooperator” in the alleged crime. Infanta Cristina will now return to court on February 9 with the other 17 defendants in the case, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Britain Possibly Cancelled Due To Political Deadlock

  January 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm by

Bad news for those who have been looking forward to the state visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to the United Kingdom, planned for 8-10 March. Due to the post-election deadlock in Spanish politics, the Spanish government is seriously considering a cancellation of the visit. Last week the socialist party PSOE already expressed their dissatifaction about the bad timing of the visit. They expect that the … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Dons Red For Audiences at Zarzuela

  January 26, 2016 at 10:21 pm by

The Queen of Spain held two audiences today at Zarzuela Palace. Wearing a red blazer over a white and black floral top from Mango, Queen Letizia welcomed individuals from the Madrid Association for Specific Language Impairment and from the Board and Scientific Committee of the Spanish Nutrition Foundation. Embed from Getty Images Queen Letizia during the audience at Zarzuela Palace

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Spanish King and Queen Attend Pascua Militar

  January 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presided over the annual Pascua Militar parade in the Armoury Square of the Royal Palace of Madrid. Dressed in the Captain General uniform of the Spanish Military, Felipe VI reviewed the formation of the Royal Guard and took a 21-gun salute, with his wife – who wore a black dress with a lace overlay and a white jacket – by his side. It … Continue reading

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King of Spain Delivers Fine Arts ‘Golden Medal of Merit’

  December 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm by

In a ceremony at the Bellas Artes Museum in Seville, King Felipe and Queen Letizia today delivered the golden medals of merit for fine arts. The King said the awards illustrated the “wealth of [Spanish] culture and the depth of the bonds that our society has with art, heritage and protection and promotion.” View image | gettyimages.com He and Queen Letizia presented medals to 22 people and three organisations for … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Visits Food Bank of Madrid

  November 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm by

As part of the Queen Sofia Foundation, Spain’s former Queen paid a visit to the Food Bank of Madrid today where she saw the work the organisation does and what their plans are for the ‘Great Collection of Food’ that will take place this weekend. Queen Sofia was also shown around the new facilities that have been built through projects financed by her Foundation: expanded offices, improved refrigeration of the warehouse, … Continue reading

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