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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Three

  July 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain concluded their three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Friday. The Spanish monarchs were farewelled from Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with warm kisses and hugs; before they travelled to the Francis Crick Institute for a tour of the facilities – including Europe’s largest individual biomedical laboratory – with the Duke of York.  From there, the … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Two

  July 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm by

The second day of the Spanish State Visit to Britain saw King Felipe and Queen Letizia accompanied by various members of the British Royal Family on their engagements through the day. King Felipe began his morning at a British-Hispanic business meeting at Mansion House alongside Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The aim of the meeting was to increase trade between the two countries, which totalled to €30billion in 2016. Later, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The UK: Gala Banquet

  July 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm by

On the first evening of the Spanish King and Queen’s state visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a glittering gala banquet at Buckingham Palace to honour her guests. She and the Duke of Edinburgh posed for photographs with King Felipe and Queen Letizia before heading into the banquet, where they were joined by all senior working members of the British Royal Family (including a debuting Prince Harry) … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Welcoming Ceremony

  July 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began their state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with the customary welcome at Horse Guards Parade in the presence of Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. After greeting each other, the King and Prince Philip inspected a guard of honour before the royal party traveled to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession, … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Depart For London – A State Visit Is Coming!

  July 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain departed Madrid late Tuesday, bound for London and the long-awaited state visit between Spain and the United Kingdom. They were farewelled by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor, from the Adolfo Suarez-Madrid Barajas Airport. Accompanying the royal couple on their trip is a strong business delegation, as well as the Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfonso Dastis. King Felipe and Queen Letizia will … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present The Princess of Girona Foundation Awards

  June 29, 2017 at 7:11 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain presented the 2017 Princess of Girona Foundation awards on Thursday evening in a ceremony at the Girona Conference Centre. King Felipe praised the work of the Foundation and the young people of the region, particularly in their combined efforts to improve youth employment, in a speech he delivered during the ceremony. This year’s laureates were: for Scientific Research, Héctor Gómez Díaz; for Arts and Literature, Juan … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mark Forty Years Since Spain’s Cortes Generales Elected

  June 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attended events marking the fortieth anniversary of Spain’s 1977 general elections, the first election since prior to the Spanish Civil War. The royal couple were present for a solemn session of the Cortes Generales at the Palacio de las Cortes in Madrid on Wednesday. They were joined by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the President of the Congress of Deputies, Ana María Pastor, and the President of the Senate, Pio García-Escudero. “Recalling … Continue reading

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Dutch, Spanish Monarchs Host Foreign Leaders

  June 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm by

The Kings and Queens of the Netherlands and Spain both hosted foreign leaders at their respective palaces today. In Wassenaar, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima gave an audience to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at their home, Villa Eikenhorst. Meanwhile, in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia gave a luncheon for visiting Slovenian President Borut Pahor at Zarzuela Palace.

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Queen Letizia Dons Edgy Claret Leather Jacket During Visit to Santander

  June 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm by

The Queen of Spain had a ‘Fabulous Friday’ moment as she donned a Carolina Herrera peplum leather jacket in a rich claret hue, paired with a pair of crisp white trousers, as she joined King Felipe VI on a visit to Santander. The royal couple presided over the opening of the new Centro Botín arts facility that has been established by the Botín Foundation, with the aim of becoming one of Europe’s lading art centres.  … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit The Museo Nacional del Prado

  June 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia paid a visit to the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid on Monday, joining a group of schoolchildren for viewings of several pieces of art as part of ‘The Art of Educating’ program run by the Museum. Among the paintings the royal couple viewed were Diego Velazquez’s Las Medians and Fra Angelico’s La Anunciación. The program is run in conjunction with the La Caixa Foundation, in different … Continue reading

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King Felipe Confirms Posthumous Order of Civil Merit To Spanish London Attack Victim

  June 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm by

At the Spanish Embassy in Kazakhstan on Friday, King Felipe VI signed a Royal Decree confirming the posthumous awarding of the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit to Ignacio Echeverría, the Spanish victim of last Saturday’s terrorist attack in London. Mr Echeverría, who worked for HBSC in London, was given the honour by the Spanish Government on recommendation by Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy to recognise his “heroic and exemplary act” … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit CNTA For 25th Anniversary

  June 6, 2017 at 11:08 am by

The King and Queen of Spain visited San Adrián, in Navarre, on Tuesday where they attended twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations of the National Centre for Food Technology and Security at the organisation’s headquarters. King Felipe and Queen Letizia, wearing a wine red blouse and white skirt with a floral print, first listened to a presentation on the research projects currently being undertaken by the CNTA, which include studies on superfoods and micro … Continue reading

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He’s All White! King Felipe Cuts Dashing Figure Celebrating 300 Years of Marine Guard Company

  June 2, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The King of Spain cut a dashing figure in his white naval dress uniform on Friday as he was joined by his father, King Juan Carlos I (also in full uniform), for the tercentenary celebrations of the Company of the Marine Gardens at the Escuela Naval Militar in Marín, north-western Spain. King Felipe and King Juan Carlos boarded the Maritime Action Ship Tornado to inspect a naval review, before they reviewed a guard of Escuela Naval Militar … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mark Sixty Years of Europa Press

  May 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm by

At the Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid on Tuesday evening, King Felipe and Queen Letizia helped to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Europa Press Agency. The King spoke at the dinner, saying that the media “must remain a pillar of freedom for communication, and equally remain independent and respectful of political and social plurality, defenders of democratic values.” Queen Letizia opted for a dove grey Nina Ricci midi dress featuring … Continue reading

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Armed Forces Day Marked by King and Queen in Guadalajara

  May 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have headed celebrations to mark Armed Forces Day, attending the events held in Guadalajara, central Spain. The King laid a wreath in memory of fallen Spanish servicemen and women, after reviewing a military guard. He and Queen Letizia then watched a military parade comprised of over 2,500 members of the Armed Forces that concluded with a display from the Acrobatic Eagle Patrol unit of the Air Force. … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Joined by Portuguese President for Madrid Book Fair Opening

  May 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm by

At the Retiro Park in Madrid on Friday, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by the President of Portugal for the opening of the 76th edition of the Madrid Book Fair. The group visited a number of stalls across the fair, which this year is focusing specifically on Portuguese culture (thus the attendance of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa). Queen Letizia kept the high Madrid temperatures at bay in a … Continue reading

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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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Queen Sofia Celebrates Four Decades of Her Foundation

  May 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today celebrated the fortieth anniversary of her foundation, the Queen Sofia Foundation, at the foundation’s Alzheimers Centre in Madrid. Also attending the event was King Juan Carlos I, and the reigning King and Queen. The Foundation was formed on May 17, 1977 by the Queen. It has since carried out over 150 projects with focuses on social action, health, education, women, agriculture and the environment. “This anniversary … 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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