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Infanta Elena attends French Open

  June 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm by

Paris, France – June 10th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended the French Open men’s final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Sunday June 10th. The eldest daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia was accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Mr José Ignacio Wert, the President of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Mr … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Opens “The Last Raphael” Exhibition

  June 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

Madrid – June 11th,2012 Her Majesty The Queen has presided over the opening of the “The Last Raphael” exhibition at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Queen Sofia was accompanied by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Mr Jesus Posada, the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, Mr Gianfranco Fini and the Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Mr José Ignacio Wert. This major exhibition is … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia attend Spain vs Italy Euro 2012

  June 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm by

Gdansk, Poland – June 10th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias flew to Gdansk in Poland yesterday to support the Spanish football team in their opening game against Italy. The Prince and Princess were accompanied by the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and were greeted upon their arrival at the Gdansk Arena by the Polish President, First lady and Prime Minister. To show their support, the … Continue reading

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The Prince of Viana Culture Awards 2012

  June 11, 2012 at 8:51 am by

Navarre – June 6th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias were in Navarre on June 6th to preside over the Prince of Viana Culture Awards 2012. The royal couple arrived at the Benedictine Monastery of San Salvador of Leyre in northern Navarre, Spain and they were accompanied by the Spanish Minister for Education,The Archbishop of Pamplona and the Abbot of San Salvador of Leyre. Among the … Continue reading

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Doña Irene Urdangarín turns 7

  June 6, 2012 at 3:11 am by

Her Excellency Doña Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón celebrates her 7th birthday today. She is the only daughter of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma and Don Inaki Urdangarín the Duke Consort of Palma. Doña Irene was born on June 5th, 2005 in Barcelona, Spain. At one month old, Her Excellency was baptized on the 14th of July, 2005 in the garden of the Palacio de la Zarzuela. Her Excellency was named … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Preside Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 3, 2012 at 7:00 am by

Valladolid – June 2nd, 2012 Their Majesties The King and Queen were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias to the historic city of Valladolid in north-central Spain to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony. The Prince and Princess have just returned from a busy three-day official visit to Portugal. His Majesty The King was noticeably aided by the use of a crutch … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia’s Official Visit to Portugal, Days Two and Three

  June 3, 2012 at 6:41 am by

May 31st and June 1st – Lisbon, Portugal On Thursday May 31st, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias travelled to the city of Braga in the northwest of Portugal. Here the royal couple paid a visit to the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, where the Prince later unveiled a plaque in honour of the royal visit. The Prince and Princess then returned to Lisbon where they attended a … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia’s Official Visit to Portugal, Day One

  June 2, 2012 at 5:21 am by

May 30th, 2012 – Lisbon, Portugal Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias started a three-day official visit to the Portuguese Republic on Wednesday May 30th. Upon their arrival in Lisbon, the Prince and Princess were greeted by the Spanish Ambassador to Portugal and the Portuguese Foreign Minister. After a warm welcome, Their Royal Highnesses moved onto the historic Jeronimos Monastery where Prince Felipe laid a wreath on … Continue reading

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Simoneta Gómez Acebo Joins Pilgrims in El Rocío

  May 28, 2012 at 10:30 am by

May 26th, 2012 – El Rocío Andalusia, Spain Her Excellency Doña Simoneta Gómez Acebo attended the annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Virgin at of El Rocío. For the third year in a row, the eldest niece of the King and the only daughter of Infanta Pilar, joined thousands of faithful pilgrims at the Hermitage of El Rocío in Andalusia. Wearing a straw hat and a medal of the … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Open Madrid Book Fair

  May 28, 2012 at 10:01 am by

Madrid – May 25th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena presided over the official opening of the 71st Annual Madrid Book Fair. Despite the intense heat, the royal trio all looked relaxed as they made their way around the various book booths at the Retiro Park in Madrid. Accompanying the royal party were the Spanish Education Minister and the Mayor of Madrid. The Madrid Book … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina, Children Return to Spain for Funeral

  May 12, 2012 at 7:20 am by

Vitoria – May 12th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma and her four children, Don Juan Valentín, Don Pablo Nicolás, Don Miguel and Doña Irene Urdangarín, have returned to Spain for the funeral of the children’s paternal grandfather. The father of the Duke of Palma, Juan María Urdangarín, died on Thursday, May 10th aged 79, following a long illness. His son, Don Inaki Urdangarín, had … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia’s Visit to Washington, D.C.

  May 11, 2012 at 9:34 am by

April 30th, 2012 Earlier last week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia made a private family visit to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 10th birthday of her grandson, Don Miguel Urdangarín. His Excellency is the third son of Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca and Don Inaki Urdangarín, Duke Consort of Palma de Mallorca.The family are currently residing in Washington, DC, since 2009. Don Miguel was born at Barcelona’s … Continue reading

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The Duke of Palma’s Father Passes Away

  May 11, 2012 at 1:25 am by

Vitoria – May 10th, 2012 Juan María Urdangarín, the father of Don Iñaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma has passed away aged 79 in Vitoria. Its believed that the Duke’s father had been suffering from a serious illness and his condition deteriorated over the past few months. Juan María Urdangarín is survived by his Belgian wife, Claire Liebaert and seven children.

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Prince Felipe attends UEFA Europa League Final

  May 10, 2012 at 9:30 am by

Bucharest, Romania – May 9th, 2012 His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias attended the UEFA Europa League final in Bucharest last night between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. The Prince was one of thousands of Spanish supporters who travelled to the National Stadium in Bucharest, Romania to watch the final between the two Spanish teams. At the stadium, His Royal Highness met with Crown Princess Margarita of Romania and … Continue reading

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No Official Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

  May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am by

Zarzuela, Madrid The Spanish Royal Court has announced that there will be no official celebration to mark the 50th golden wedding anniversary of Their Majesties on May 14th. The announcement has left many Spanish royal watchers surprised, but given the recent controversy surrounding the King and his ill-advised hunting trip and accident in Botswana, perhaps the King is looking to maintain a low profile. In stark contrast when Their Majesties … Continue reading

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Emmanuelle de Dampierre Passes Away

  May 7, 2012 at 8:56 am by

Rome, Italy Emmanuelle de Dampierre passed away in Rome on May 2nd, 2012. Born into the Italian nobility on November 8th, 1913, Emmanuelle married Infante Jaime of Spain, Duke of Segovia on March 4th, 1935. The couple had two children: Don Alphonse de Bourbon (1936-1989) and Don Gonzalo de Bourbon (1937-2000). However, their marriage was unhappy and it ended in divorce in 1947. In 1949, Emmanuelle de Dampierre remarried in … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Opens New Civil Guard Cavalry Complex

  May 7, 2012 at 6:19 am by

Valdemoro – May 3rd, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo was in Valdemoro on the outskirts of Madrid on May 3rd. The eldest daughter of Their Majesties presided over the official opening of the new equestrian facilities of the Civil Guard at Valdemoro. A keen horsewoman and lover of equestrian, Infanta Elena was accompanied by the director general of the Guardia Civil, the Mayor of … Continue reading

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Infanta Sofía of Spain Celebrates her 5th Birthday

  May 2, 2012 at 9:36 am by

Madrid – April 29th, 2012 On Sunday April 29th, Her Royal Highness Infanta Sofía of Spain celebrated her fifth birthday. Infanta Sofía was born in at Ruber International Clinic in Madrid in 2007, the second daughter of the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Sofía is currently third in the line line of succession to the Spanish throne after her father, Prince Felipe, and older sister, Infanta Leonor. The Infanta is … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz in Malaga

  April 30, 2012 at 9:12 am by

Malaga – April 21st, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz attended the 40th anniversary of the ‘Nuevo Futuro’ at the Finca de la Concepción in Malaga. The elder sister of King Juan Carlos is the Honorary President of the ‘Nuevo Futuro’ charitable foundation and was welcomed by the Mayor of Malaga and several other dignitaries. The Duchess of Badajoz praised “smooth running of the Nuevo … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia hosts Dinner in Queen Silvia’s Honour at the Zarzuela Palace

  April 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm by

Madrid – April 20th, 2012 Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain welcomed Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden to the Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid on Friday April 20th. The King and Queen of Sweden are currently on a private visit to Spain, where the King will preside over the 63rd World Scout Foundation in Madrid. In a warm display of mutual affection, both queens entered the Palacio de … Continue reading

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