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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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The Borbons Release 2016 Christmas Cards

  December 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm by

The Spanish Royal Court has today released the official Christmas card from the King and his family. It features a new photograph of King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia. The family wear festive red in the photo, except for Infanta Leonor, who instead wears a grey jumper with a yellow reindeer design. Also released was the card sent out by … Continue reading

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King Felipe Meets Children Taking Part In ‘What Is A King’ Competition

  December 12, 2016 at 11:30 am by

At the El Pardo Palace today, King Felipe VI received a number of school children who have participated in the thirty-fifth edition of the ‘What Is A King For You?’ competition. 21 winners from around Spain came to the Palace with the art pieces, writings, or multimedia presentations that they had entered for the competition. After personally speaking with the children, King Felipe was then shown each of the winning … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Open Carlos III Exhibition

  December 5, 2016 at 4:28 pm by

Today at the Royal Palace in Madrid, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia opened an exhibition focusing on Carlos III, the Spanish King whose efforts assisted in the modernisation of the country in the mid-1700s. The pair were shown around the exhibition, titled ‘Carlos III: Majesty and Ornate in the Scenarios of the Illustrious King’, by its curator, accompanied by a number of official dignitaries. The 131 pieces on shown … Continue reading

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A Chic Queen Letizia Attends FAO Symposium in Rome

  December 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain was in Rome today, to attend an international symposium arranged by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), of which she is a Special Ambassador for Nutrition. The Queen was welcomed by the FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva ahead of a summary session of the working groups involved with the symposium, entitled ‘Sustainable Food Systems for Health Diets and Nutrition Improvement’.  After a … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present The ‘Rey Jaime I’ Awards

  November 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

During a visit to Valencia, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia presented the 28th edition of the Rey Jaime I Awards, which have the aim of promoting research and scientific development within Spain by “bringing together research, scientific and business entities”. The King gave a speech at the ceremony where he said it was time to “place research, development, innovation and entrepreneurship among the main priorities of our country” to … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Host Audience Marking 60 Years of Television Española

  November 18, 2016 at 2:35 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain welcomed representatives of Television Española to Zarzuela Palace today for an audience, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of their first official television broadcast, which was on October 28, 1956. Among those present for the audience was José Antonio Sánchez Dominguez, the president of RTVE (Spanish Radio and Television Corporation) that oversees both public television and radio in Spain. Queen Letizia kept her outfit simple, yet chic … Continue reading

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King Felipe Swears In A New Spanish Government

  November 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm by

After almost a full year with an official government, Spain’s new minority government led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, was sworn in today at Zarzuela Palace in front of King Felipe VI. Thirteen ministers either swore or promised to uphold their positions in relation to the constitution during the meeting. Prime Minister Rajoy won a parliamentary vote of confidence last Saturday to form a government.

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Queen Letizia and Princess Lalla Salma Attend World Cancer Congress in Paris

  October 31, 2016 at 6:10 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia and Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma have today attended the World Cancer Congress hosted at the Palais des Congrès de Paris alongside French President Francoise Hollande. Princess Dina Mired of Jordan was also present. The Queen delivered one of the congress’s opening speeches, praising the work done by researchers and encouraging that research continue. “Resources dedicated to these means are paramount due to the ever increasing costs of new … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Holds Audiences At Zarzuela Palace

  October 27, 2016 at 5:10 pm by

The Queen of Spain welcomed a number of people to Zarzuela Palace today for official audiences. Representatives of the Association of People Affected by Ovarian Cancer and the ‘Education, Future and Technology’ challenge project each spent time with Queen Letizia informing her of their organisations’ progress and recent works. The Queen’s outfit at first appeared to be a simple black blouse with matching trousers – until Letizia turned slightly to … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Enjoy A Day in Los Oscos As Part of the Princess of Asturias Awards

  October 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have spent the day in the region of Los Oscos, a series of councils in the western portion of Asturias, which has be declared the 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards’ ‘Exemplary Town of Asturias’. King Felipe and Queen Letizia stopped in the towns of San Martin de Oscos, Villanueva de Oscos and  Santa Eulalia; where they were shown a number of different local sites of … Continue reading

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Princess of Asturias Awards Presented in Oviedo

  October 21, 2016 at 10:29 pm by

The 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards were presented this evening at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo. King Felipe, Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia were in attendance for the event. This year’s laureates are: for Arts, Núria Espert; for Communication and Humanities, James Nachtwey; for Social Sciences, Mary Beard; for Technical and Scientific Research, Hugh Herr; for Sport, Javier Gómez Noya; for Literature, Richard Ford; for International Cooparetion, the United Nations Framework Convention … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Attend Princess of Asturias Awards Concert

  October 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

October brings the laureates of the Princess of Asturias Awards to Oviedo, and tonight was the annual pre-awards ceremony concert held at the Prince Felipe Auditorium. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were present for the concert, where Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’ was performed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation Choir and the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra. The Queen opted for a simple black cocktail … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Celebrate A Rainy National Day In Madrid

  October 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

Spain has celebrated its National Day, and the wet weather did not dampen the spirits of King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their two daughters as they attended official ceremonies in Madrid. First was the royal family’s homage to the flag of Spain at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo where they were joined by the President of the caretaker government, Mariano Rajoy. The King reviewed the troops, while his wife and daughters … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation Meeting

  October 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm by

At the Museo del Prado today, Queen Letizia was present at the board meeting for international patrons of the Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation. During the meeting the attendees discussed the Museum’s bicentennial, as well as the Foundation’s 2016 projects. Letizia wore an elegant plum blouse with a white floral print skirt from Felipe Varela for the event. The Queen is Honorary President of the Foundation.

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It’s Día de la Banderita Time! Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia Get Into Spirit For Red Cross Day

  October 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

As they do each year, Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia today took part in the Día de la Banderita, Day of the Banderita, to raise funds for the Spanish Red Cross. The Queens manned tables in the Peurta del Sol outside the Red Cross headquarters in Madrid, as members of the public made donations. Queen Letizia happily posed for photos with a group of bikers who support the event each year. … Continue reading

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Royals Fly To Israel To Honour Late President Shimon Peres At Funeral Service

  September 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm by

Dozens of world leaders made the trip to Israel today to attend the funeral service for the country’s late former President, Shimon Peres. Included in the congregation were the Prince of Wales, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain. All three men wore traditional yarmulkes during the funeral and burial services at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. President Peres, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … Continue reading

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Spain’s Olympic and Paralympic Medalists Attend Reception at the Royal Palace of El Pardo

  September 28, 2016 at 9:26 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today hosted a reception at the Royal Palace of El Pardo for the Spanish medalists from the recent Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. Infanta Elena, who is Honorary President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, was also present. The royals personally greeted all of the athletes, who won 17 Olympic and 31 Paralympic medals; posing for photos with many of them. The King gave a … Continue reading

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