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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Bienvenido! King Felipe and Queen Letizia Host Lunch For Costa Rican President

  May 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm by

At the Royal Palace of Madrid, the King and Queen of Spain have hosted a luncheon for the visiting Costa Rican President. President Luis Guillermo Solís and his wife Mercedes Peñas Domingo are currently on an official visit to Spain. King Felipe and President Solís had a photocall in the Palace gardens ahead of the lunch, which was attended by a variety of people connected to both countries. Describing the Central American country as … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Open New Exhibition at National Library of Spain

  May 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

At the National Library of Spain on Thursday, King Felipe and Queen Letizia opened a new exhibition focusing on the historic manuscripts from the University of Salamanca. The university is celebrating the eight-hundred anniversary of receiving a Royal Charter next year. The King and Queen were given a tour of the exhibition – entitled ‘Scripts. Handwritten Treasures of the University of Salamanca’ – which brings 23 manuscripts, some dating back to the … Continue reading

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King Felipe Honours Antonio Banderas For “Enhancing Image of Spain”

  April 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

The King of Spain presented actor Antonio Banderas with the fourth ‘Camino Real’ award for his work “positively projecting and enhancing the image of Spain in the US” on Tuesday at the Universidad de Alcalá. “Mr Banderas is a clear example of the talent, ingenuity and versatility that our land is capable of giving. Not only is he an actor of recognized prestige, but he has also developed an infinity of activities within and outside his profession. … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin Two-Day Visit to the Canary Islands

  April 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain embarked on a two-day visit to the Canary Islands on Monday, where they will visit a number of organisations that are important to the Islands’ economic, social, cultural and scientific initiatives. They began at Casa de Colón in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for a presentation on Spain’s nomination for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2018, the Risco Caido and the sacred mountains of Gran … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Award Eduardo Mendoza Garriga The ‘Miguel de Cervantes’ Prize

  April 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm by

In the annual ceremony at the University of Alcalá, the King and Queen of Spain awarded the 2016 Miguel de Cervantes Literature Prize on Thursday April 20. The prize for 2016 was won by Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza Garriga. King Felipe called Mr Mendoza Garriga a “true artisan of language” in his speech at the event, praising his “use of language to approach different realities, from that of the different marginal … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to the UK: Another Postponement?

  April 18, 2017 at 9:16 am by

The long-awaited state visit by King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain to the United Kingdom is in jeopardy once again, after the British Prime Minister this morning announced a snap general election to be held on June 8 – the last day of the scheduled state visit. While the election needs to be approved by parliament, it is unlikely to be knocked back. This would mean that the Spanish … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Celebrate Easter In Palma de Mallorca

  April 16, 2017 at 7:58 am by

As they do each year, the Spanish Royal Family has marked the Easter holidays in Palma de Mallorca. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by their daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia (who is now officially taller than her elder sister), and the former Queen, Sofia, for Easter Sunday mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. They spent time posing for photos and passing Easter well-wishers to the … Continue reading

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Condolences Sent To Swedish King Following Terror Incident in Stockholm

  April 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

The King of Sweden has cut short an official visit to Brazil following a terrorist attack in central Stockholm that has killed at least four people on Friday afternoon. “It is with dismay the Royal Family and I have been informed of the attack in Stockholm this afternoon. The background and full extent of the incident is not yet known. We are closely following the developments, but our thoughts are already … Continue reading

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Sayōnara Japan! King Felipe and Queen Letizia Finish State Visit

  April 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm by

On the final day of their state visit to Japan, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain travelled on a Shinkansen with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to the city of Shizuoka. Here they visited the Shizuoka Prefecture Earthquake Disaster Prevention Centre to see technologies that are being used to improve the detection and response to earthquakes. The monarchs were shown the Seismic Effects Experimentation Area, witnessing a demonstration of a chair mechanised … Continue reading

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Spanish Monarchs Begin State Visit to Japan

  April 5, 2017 at 8:13 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain officially began their state visit to Japan on Wednesday, with a traditional welcoming at the Tokyo Imperial Palace by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were also present at the welcoming. In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the National Museum of Science and Innovation to see projects that have been … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Arrive In Japan Ahead Of State Visit

  April 4, 2017 at 7:47 am by

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Japan on the afternoon of April 4 ahead of their state visit to the country. Their plane landed at Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) where they were welcomed by a number of officials, and a small crowd of fans. The couple will spend the next three days in Japan, upon the invitation of Emperor Akihito. King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s visit will focus … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia Present New ‘Honorary Ambassadors of the Spanish Brand’ in Madrid

  March 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia were present at a ceremony honouring seven new ‘Honorary Ambassadors of the Spanish Brand’ as voted by the jury of the Forum of Renowned Spanish Brands (FMRE) on Tuesday March 14. The Royal Couple presented the seven Ambassadors – in the fields of business management, sports, tourism and gastronomy, culture and communication, social action, and science and innovation – with diplomas and a glass trophy during … Continue reading

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Spanish-British State Visit Confirmed For June

  March 10, 2017 at 11:34 am by

It has been confirmed this morning by the British and Spanish Royal Courts that the much-awaited state visit to the United Kingdom by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain will take place this June. The royal couple will make the visit between June 6 and 8, at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. The state visit was originally planned to take place in March 2016, however was cancelled … Continue reading

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The Kings of Spain Attend ‘In Memoriam’ Concert Honouring Terrorism Victims

  March 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain this evening were present at the 15th annual concert held in memory of victims of terrorism. The couple were welcomed by representatives of the Victims of Terrorism Foundation, the organisation which puts together the concert. A minute’s silence was held before the concert by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music, accompanied by the RTVE Orchestra and Choir, was held. A … Continue reading

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Spain’s Champion Basketball Team Received By King Felipe

  March 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

King Felipe VI today held a number of audiences at Zarzuela Palace, including one for the winner of the 2016-2017 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto, Real Madrid (who hold the record for most titles won in the Copa del Rey – 27). The King greeted each of the players, coaches and management staff before they posed for photographs with the golden trophy, that Felipe carefully inspected with a smile on his face.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Return Dinner Hosted By Argentine President

  February 23, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The President of Argentina this evening hosted a return dinner at El Pardo Palace in Madrid to thank the King and Queen of Spain for their hospitality during this week’s state visit. Over 350 people from business, sports and arts fields were invited to the dinner, and each were received by both King Felipe and Queen Letizia, and President Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada. At the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Debuts The Fleur de Lys Tiara During Argentinian State Visit Gala

  February 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm by

The Queen of Spain made the day of royal watchers everywhere Wednesday night at the gala banquet for the President of Argentina as she debuted the ‘biggest gun’ in the collection of tiaras at her disposal: the diamond Fleur de Lys tiara that dates back to Queen Victoria Eugenia. Paired with a simple black evening gown from Felipe Varela and the sky blue sash of the Argentine Order of the Liberator General … Continue reading

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King Felipe & Queen Letizia Attend Telefónica Foundation Project

  February 13, 2017 at 10:16 am by

At the Telefónica Building in Madrid today, the King and Queen of Spain attended the closure of the Telefónica Foundation’s research project into the economic value of the Spanish language. The purpose of the research project, which has been undertaken by the Foundation for ten years, was to “quantify economically the cultural value of having our language spoken by 500 million people”.  King Felipe gave a speech at the closing event, in … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Visit Cardiovascular Research Centre

  February 9, 2017 at 10:24 am by

The King and Queen of Spain paid a visit to the Carlos III National Centre for Cardiovascular Research in Madrid on Thursday. They attended a meeting of the CNIC Foundation and were given a tour of the research facilities before sitting in on a debate on the topic “Excellence of cardiovascular research in Spain”. During the debate, King Felipe and Queen Letizia heard from Borja Ibáñez, Guadalupe Sabio and Rui Benedito, laureates … Continue reading

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