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Felipe and Letizia Attend Oath Ceremony of New Royal Guards

  May 22, 2015 at 8:21 am by

The King and Queen of Spain have attended a ceremony at the El Rey Military Barracks in El Pardo where new members of the Royal Guard swore allegiance to the Spanish flag. King Felipe first inspected a guard of honour before the main ceremony began, led by the head of the Royal Guard, Colonel Ramón Álvarez de Toledo Álvarez de Builla. The Colonel received the new military and civil personnels’ allegiance to defend … Continue reading

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The Princess of Asturias Has Her Holy Communion

  May 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm by

This morning in Madrid, the Princess of Asturias partook in her first holy communion alongside her classmates from the Primaria del Colegio Santa María de los Rosales. Princess Leonor was accompanied to the Our Lady of Assumption chapel by her parents, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and her younger sister Sofia. Grandparents from both sides – King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, Jesus Ortiz y Alvarez and his wife Ana and … Continue reading

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Audiences at Zarzuela Palace

  May 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today received three different groups in audience at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. First, members of the operations team – including the director and general manager – of the magazine Semana were welcomed to the Palace to mark their 75th year of publication. A presentation of some of the most outstanding images featured in the magazine during its history was shown to King Felipe and Queen Letizia during the … Continue reading

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Kings Felipe and Abdullah Attend Charlemagne Prize Ceremony

  May 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

Spanish King Felipe VI and Jordanian King Abdullah II were both present today in Aachen, Germany for the annual awarding of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. The two Kings attended the ceremony at the Aachen City Hall where the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz, was awarded the prize which is presented to individuals who have worked hard “in the service of European unification.” View image | gettyimages.com In his acceptance … Continue reading

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Italian President Lunches in Madrid

  May 11, 2015 at 6:44 pm by

The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, was in Spain today and he was welcomed to the Royal Palace of Madrid by the Royal Family. King Felipe VI first had an audience with the President, who took office in February, before the pair were joined by Queen Letizia for lunch. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen wore a light grey skirt with a floral print matched with a navy blouse for the occasion.

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Spanish King and Queen Present Journalism Awards

  May 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today presented several journalism awards at the Casa del Lector in Madrid. The “Rey de España” and “Don Quijote” awards are presented to journalists of the Spanish and Portuguese languages from countries that make up the Latin American Community of Nations, as well as nations which Spain share considerable historical connections with. View image | gettyimages.com In his speech, King Felipe congratulated the award winners … Continue reading

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King Felipe Opens National Congress of Lawyers

  May 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm by

King Felipe inaugurated today the National Congress of Lawyers which is being held from May 6-8, 2015 and is being organized by the General Council of Spanish Lawyers and held every four years. King Felipe gave a speech, in which he said, “The Bar is, above all, an immediate reference for citizens in everything related to justice.” King Felipe went on saying, “Therefore my presence at this Congress has a lot … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Queen Letizia of Spain

  April 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm by

Today has been a busy day for Spain’s Queen Letizia, who attended four events at Zarzuela Palace. Queen Letizia had an audience with the Board of the Royal Association of Friends of the Queen Sofia Museum. Queen Letizia is honorary president of the association. She also held an audience with executive representatives of the Association “Hispania Nostra” for Defence of Spanish Cultural Heritage. The representatives talked about their objectives of … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Attend State Funeral for Germanwings Disaster Victims

  April 27, 2015 at 10:09 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain this afternoon were present at the state funeral held for the victims of last month’s Germanwings Flight 9525 air crash. Held at the Basílica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the 150 victims of the air crash were honoured and remembered in a religious service led by the Archbishop of Barcelona, Cardinal Lluís Martínez Sistach. Representatives of the Evangelical, Jewish and Muslim communities of Spain were also in attendance and … Continue reading

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King Felipe VI Holds Audience with Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem

  April 27, 2015 at 8:44 am by

King Felipe received the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Shlomo Moshe Amar, in an audience this morning at the Zarzuela Palace. Mr Amar was elected to this position in 2014, after serving as the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 2003 to 2013. The audience took place ahead of the King’s meeting with representatives of this week’s Erensya Summit in Avila, Toledo and Madrid. The summit will bring together 70 representatives of … Continue reading

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Spanish King Delivers Cervantes Prize

  April 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia this afternoon attended the presentation of the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid. This year’s laureate is Juan Goytisolo for his collection of novels and essays. He was presented with an award of €125,000. King Felipe in his speech said that Mr Goytisolo’s work has helped to remind people that “Spain cannot ignore its mission as acting as the cultural … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Hold A Lunch

  April 22, 2015 at 12:03 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a lunch in the Royal Palace in Madrid in honor of some writers who are attending the Cervantes Prize. As tradition, a day before the Cervantes Prize event, the King and Queen hold a lunch in honor of the writers. The prize ceremony will take place tomorrow at the University of Alcalá in Barcelona. The award goes to Spanish writer, Juan Goytisolo Gay. During … Continue reading

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Spanish King And Queen Attend “La Caixa” Scholarship Event In Barcelona

  April 10, 2015 at 12:05 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the “la Caixa” scholarship event in Barcelona today. Their Majesties handed out 120 scholarships for postgraduate studies at universities around the world: 65 in Europe, 48 in North America and 7 in Asia. During King Felipe’s speech, he said “to the progress of our country always remembering and thanking the opportunity offered and who knew ye will win you with your worth and your … Continue reading

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King Felipe Visits Traffic Management Centre

  April 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm by

The King of Spain today paid a visit to the Madrid Traffic Management Centre of the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT). He was accompanied by the Spanish Interior Ministry, Jorge Fernandez Diaz. King Felipe VI attended a work meeting with the directors of the centre, where they discussed the role of the DGT in improving the population’s quality of life and ‘Operation Easter Space’, which is specifically put in place to monitor … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Attend Easter Mass

  April 5, 2015 at 11:44 am by

As the Spanish royals do yearly on Easter day, they have attend Easter Mass in Mallorca. This year King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Infanta Leonor, Infanta Sofía and Queen Sofía attended. On arrival to the Palma de Mallorca Cathedral, the Spanish royals took a few minutes to pose for some pictures then the royals shook hand with a few priests before heading inside the cathedral for the mass. After the mass, … Continue reading

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Spanish-French State Visit Cancelled

  March 24, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

The Spanish state visit to France has been cancelled following the Germanwings air crash in southern France. King Felipe and Queen Letizia first met with the French Prime Minister, Minister Manuel Valls, who was born in Barcelona, for a welcoming ceremony at the Hotel de Invalides. Then came the news of the air crash as they were about to meet with President François Hollande. After an audience, the trio held a press … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Terrorism Victim Tribute

  March 12, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain tonight were at the National Auditorium in Madrid for the thirteenth edition of the ‘In Memoriam’ concert for victims of terrorism. The couple were welcomed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, and the President of the Victims of Terrorism Foundation, María del Mar Blanco. The Foundation annually arranges the memoriam concert to honour the memory of victims of terrorism … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015

  March 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm by

As the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima yesterday afternoon, March 2, gave a speech at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. At her arrival at Fira Gran Via where the congress took place, the Queen was welcomed by King Felipe of Spain. The King was there to preside over the inauguration of the congress. Queen Maxima spoke during the session … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Host Gala Dinner for Colombian President

  March 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain tonight hosted a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid for the visiting Colombian President. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia posed with President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and his wife María Clemencia Rodríguez for photographs before greeting the 110 dinner guests in the palace’s Throne Room. Among those attending the dinner were Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and members of the Spanish government … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Visit A Coruña

  February 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain had a day of engagements in A Coruña today, attending the closing of a general assembly, presenting medals and opening an exhibition. Joined by the President of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, and his wife Maria, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were first at the Rosalia de Castro Theatre for the closing of the 23rd Eixo Atlântico do Noroeste Peninsular General Assembly. Since 1992, the association has brought together … Continue reading

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