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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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King Felipe & Queen Letizia Visit Freixenet Winery

  February 12, 2015 at 9:25 pm by

What does one do when visiting a wine maker to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of their first production? Sample some of the product, of course! Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia were in the village of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia today at wine company Freixenet’s factory. They make Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine that is mainly produced in Catalonia. Here, the couple were given a tour of the factory by the … Continue reading

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King Felipe Presides Over First Pascua Militar

  January 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm by

The King of Spain presided over his first Pascua Militar as Spain’s head of state yesterday at the Royal Palace in Madrid. Stepping out into the Plaza de la Armería for a military review, King Felipe VI was accompanied by his wife, Queen Letizia. Also in attendance was Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The national anthem of Spain, La Marcha Real, was played and a 21-canon salute took place as per tradition. Later … Continue reading

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Spanish King Completes German Visit

  December 4, 2014 at 10:04 pm by

On December 2, the second and last day of his introductory visit to Germany, King Felipe VI attended various meeting in North Rhine-Westphalia. In Bielefeld, the King visited the new Research and Development Center of the Spanish company Gestamp. At his arrival he was greeted by Angelica Schwall-Düren, Minister Federal Affairs, Europe and Media, Pit Clausen, the Mayor of Bielefeld and Francisco José Riberas, President and CEO of Gestamp. Gestamp … Continue reading

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Spanish Introductory Visit to Germany

  December 1, 2014 at 7:37 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia started a two-day introductory visit to Germany today. The Royal Couple, accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, arrived at Berlin-Tegel Airport around 12 o’clock. Then the King and the Queen went to the Presidential Palace, the Bellevue Palace, were they were welcomed by German President Joachim Gauck and the First Lady, Daniela Schadt. King Felipe and President … Continue reading

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Spanish Introductory Visit to Luxembourg

  November 11, 2014 at 11:05 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain continued with their introductory visits today, meeting with the Grand Ducal Couple in Luxembourg. King Felipe and Queen Letizia were greeted at Luxembourg’s Findel Airport by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, before heading to the Grand Ducal Palace for an inspection of the guard with Grand Duke Henri. Despite the grey skies, the two parties seemed very happy to be in each other’s company, and … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mourn Bus Crash Victims

  November 10, 2014 at 11:37 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia comforted relatives of the 14 people killed in a bus crash in south-eastern Spain at a funeral held in Bullas earlier today. The King and Queen solemnly greeted and embraced the victims’ families during the funeral mass, which was led by the Bishop of Cartagena, Jose Manuel Lorca Planes. The couple also met with emergency service workers. King Felipe issued a statement on Sunday expressing … Continue reading

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King Felipe Hosts First State Visit of His Reign

  October 29, 2014 at 9:23 pm by

King Felipe VI of Spain has hosted his first state visit today, welcoming President Michelle Bachelet of Chile to Madrid. The official welcoming ceremony took place at the Royal Palace of El Pardo, where King Felipe and his wife, Letizia, greeted President Bachelet in the Palace forecourt. The trio stood to attention for the national anthems of both countries, before the King and the President inspected a military guard of … Continue reading

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