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Felipe and Letizia Attend Start of the 2015 Princess of Asturias Awards

  October 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

Dressed head to toe in black, Spain’s Queen Letizia attended the tribute to US filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola at the Jovellanos Theatre in Dijon, Spain today. US filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has been awarded the 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for Arts. The event is held during the Princess of Asturias Award week. After the tribute, Queen Letizia joined King Felipe at the 24th Princess of Asturias Awards Concert which … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends World Food Day In Milan

  October 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain attended World Food Day which marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation. The event took place at the the Milan Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. Queen Letizia is the FAO’s special ambassador for nutrition. She was joined by leading figures who help to fight hunger. Dressed in a red peplum dress and hair pulled up, Queen Letizia listened to a few speeches and posed for a … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Opens 10th International Seminar of Language and Journalism

  October 13, 2015 at 12:05 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain inaugurated the 10th International Seminar of Language and Journalism ‘Manuales de Estilo en la Era de la Marca Personal’ at the Monastery of Yuso in San Millan de la Cogolla, Spain. During the event, Queen Letizia gave a speech, listened to a few presentations, took a few group pictures and greeted some children who lined up to see her. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Letizia arriving for … Continue reading

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Spain Celebrates National Day

  October 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm by

The King of Spain led the country in National Day celebrations today at the official ceremony at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo in Madrid. King Felipe, Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía were all present for the homage to the Spanish flag, the first event of National Day, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other officials linked to Madrid and the military. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

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Letizia Wears A Figure Hugging Dress During A School Visit

  October 1, 2015 at 2:11 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain looked elegant in a dark red figure hugging dress during her visit to the Javier Garcia Tellez secondary school for the opening of their vocational training course in Caceres. Upon arrival, Queen Letizia took the time to greet people who lined up to see her and took a few pictures with them. She then took a tour of the course and met with the teachers and … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia Attend Joint Meeting

  September 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm by

Queen Letizia and her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia, attended a joint with the Foundation Against Drug Addiction at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. The two Queens sat next to each other during the meeting. View image | gettyimages.com They met with the communication media of FAD, a drug awareness organisation of which Sofia is honorary president. Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia also posed with their guests.

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Queen Sofia Attends the 25th Anniversary of ‘Perro Guia ONCE’s Foundation’

  September 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain attended the 25th anniversary of the ‘Perro Guia ONCE’s Foundation’ in Madrid. The foundation is located around 20km from Madrid and is a center that trains guide dogs. During the event, Queen Sofia was seen carrying the puppies and watched a brief demonstration. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Sofia holding a guide dog puppy

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Felipe and Letizia’s First Day in the United States

  September 15, 2015 at 7:54 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their official visit to the United States, spending their first day in Virginia and Washington, D.C. They first toured Mount Vernon, the plantation estate owned by America’s first President, George Washington, located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The couple laid a wreath at the tomb of Washington while there, and then were shown the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Constitutional Court For King Felipe and Queen Letizia

  September 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were guests at a luncheon held to mark the 35th anniversary of Constitutional Court of Spain today. The couple were greeted by Francisco Perez de los Cobos, the President of the Constitutional Court, which was established in July 1980, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría. View image | gettyimages.com Once inside, the King and Queen met with the twelve … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos: “We Have A Great King”

  September 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm by

Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, has given an interview to journalist Carlos Herrera for his new radio program, Herrera en COPE, in which he praised the efforts of his son, King Felipe VI. “We have a great King with very many good qualities,” King Juan Carlos said of his son, stating that he was “very proud, excited and above all very pleased” to see how the change in reign has worked out, … Continue reading

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Ole! King Juan Carlos Goes To The Bullfighting

  August 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm by

King Juan Carlos was joined by his eldest daughter Elena and her two children, Felipe and Victoria, in the audience of a bullfight tonight in San Sebastián. The toreros (bullfighters) greeted the royals after their respective fights, shaking hands with the former King. This is the first bullfight held in San Sebastián in over three years, after the ban on bullfighting in the city was overturned by the recently elected coalition of Basque … Continue reading

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King Felipe Presents Copa del Rey Awards on Final Day

  August 8, 2015 at 8:39 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI delivered the prizes to the winning teams of the 34th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE sailing competition during a ceremony at the Ses Voltes Cultural Center in Palma de Mallorca this evening. Eight teams – four Spanish, two American, one Japanese, one Italian – were named the 2015 champions in their individual categories. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, King Felipe received a … Continue reading

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Summer Photo Session in Palma de Mallorca

  August 3, 2015 at 10:09 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have posed for photographs with their two daughters, Leonor and Sofía, to mark the beginning of their summer holiday in Palma de Mallorca. At around 7:30pm, the family – dressed in simple summer attire – came out into the courtyard of Marivent Palace, their resident on the island, to greet the media. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe arrived in Palma late last week, … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia’s Grandfather Passes Away

  July 28, 2015 at 6:29 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain’s grandfather has died at the age of 98. Francisco Rocasolano passed away today at the University Hospital of Salamanca where he was admitted on Saturday. The Queen cancelled the event, the ceremony of National Fashion Award, which she was supposed to attend today. View image | gettyimages.com Francisco Rocasolano in June 2004

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Ceremony at the General Air Academy

  July 14, 2015 at 4:08 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain visited the General Air Academy in San Javier, in the country’s southeast today. The couple were present for the presentation of new officers into the Spanish Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe inspected the 154 new officers before a prayer of thanksgiving was given by the Vicar of the Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com A fly-past was also held to honour … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Welcome Peruvian President On State Visit

  July 9, 2015 at 6:01 am by

On July 7, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed the Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso and his wife Nadine Heredia Alarcon who are on a two day state visit to Spain. King Felipe and Queen Letizia met the President and the first lady at at El Pardo Palace at a welcome ceremony. Later that day, a luncheon held at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. View image | gettyimages.com In the evening, … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Presides Over Senda Awards Ceremony

  July 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today presided over the fifteenth Senda Awards Ceremony at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Madrid. During the ceremony, the Queen was presented with the Senior Honour Award, for her four decades of work in the social and humanitarian fields, including assistance to the elderly. View image | gettyimages.com The Senda Awards are awarded each year to individuals or organisations which have made “outstanding … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Last Day

  July 2, 2015 at 3:24 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain wrapped up their state visit to Mexico by visiting Zacatecas. The Spanish royals were accompanied by the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife, Angelica Rivera. During their visit to Zacatecas, they attended the closing ceremony of the symposium “Past, present and future of relations between Mexico and Spain” which was being held at the Viceregal Museum of Guadalupe. During the ceremony, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 2

  June 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm by

Day two of the Mexican state visit was just as busy and packed as day one. Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Latin American Alliance of Rare Diseases. Queen Letizia later joined King Felipe at the Mexico-Spain Business Forum which was also attended by the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto. View image | gettyimages.com Later that morning, the King and Queen attended the Permanent Commission of the Congress. They … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 1

  June 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm by

On day one of their State Visit to Mexico, King Felipe and Queen Letizia laid a floral wreath tribute at the Monument to the Child Heroes of Mexico at Chapultepec Park before attending an official welcome ceremony at Campo Marte in the presence of the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, and his wife Angélica Rivera. During the welcome ceremony, a canon salute was fired and a military parade was watched … Continue reading

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