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Spanish State Visit to Britain Postponed

  February 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

After speculation last week, it has been confirmed that the upcoming Spanish state visit to the United Kingdom has been postponed. The reason for the postponement is the fact that a new government has yet to be formed in Spain following December’s elections. The process is expected to last several more weeks, and it would be inopportune for King Felipe VI to be out of the country. A spokesperson for … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Attend Pascua Militar

  January 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presided over the annual Pascua Militar parade in the Armoury Square of the Royal Palace of Madrid. Dressed in the Captain General uniform of the Spanish Military, Felipe VI reviewed the formation of the Royal Guard and took a 21-gun salute, with his wife – who wore a black dress with a lace overlay and a white jacket – by his side. It … Continue reading

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King of Spain Delivers Fine Arts ‘Golden Medal of Merit’

  December 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm by

In a ceremony at the Bellas Artes Museum in Seville, King Felipe and Queen Letizia today delivered the golden medals of merit for fine arts. The King said the awards illustrated the “wealth of [Spanish] culture and the depth of the bonds that our society has with art, heritage and protection and promotion.” View image | gettyimages.com He and Queen Letizia presented medals to 22 people and three organisations for … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan on Two-Day Visit to Spain

  November 20, 2015 at 9:30 pm by

The King and Queen of Jordan have completed a two-day visit to Spain, where they were hosted by King Felipe VI. There was three Kings and three Queens at a private dinner hosted by the Spanish King last night at El Pardo Palace, where both Queen Letizia and Queen Rania donned black cocktail dresses – though in quite different styles that reflected their individual fashion personalities. Cómo llevar el cuero … Continue reading

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Spain’s King And Queen Sign Condolence Book Of Paris Attacks

  November 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm by

Today, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia signed the book of condolence over the terrorists attacks that took place on November 13 in the French capital, Paris. The royals visited the French embassy in Madrid and were accompanied by the French ambassador to Spain during their visit. King Felipe earlier sent a message to the French President expressing his sadness and support of the Spanish government over the attacks.  

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King Felipe Presents National Awards for Innovation and Design

  November 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today attended the National Awards for Innovation and Design 2015 at the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga. King Felipe delivered a speech in which he said it was imperative to “awaken and encourage innovative vocations” in Spain in order to continue responding positively to future challenges. He and Queen Letizia then presented the five awards to individuals and organisations that have excelled in the field of design … Continue reading

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Felipe VI Attends An Event At The Diplomatic School

  November 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

King Felipe VI of Spain attends an event with dimplomatic corps today in Madrid. The event was the graduation of 12 new secretary of embassies who completed courses at the Diplomatic School. During his speech at the event, Kind Felipe said “Today as yesterday, in the exercise of our functions, we should know better preserve the principles and values ​​that characterize our society: the defense of freedom, democracy and human … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit Colombres As Part of the Princess of Asturias Award 2015 – Day 3

  October 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the town Colombres as part of the 2015 Princess of Asturias Awards. The town won this years award of Exemplary Town of Asturias. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe started his visit by giving a speech, he said “Colombres offers the world a lesson in beauty, solidarity and shared work. Your history can not be understood without the solidarity character you have. We … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Attend The Princess of Asturias Award 2015 – Day 2

  October 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the juries and the members of the Princess of Asturias Awards, Foundation Boards of Trustees and the winners of the 2014 Thesis, University of Oviedo awards. The royal couple also met with the winners of the Medal of Asturias 2015, they congratulated them on their win. View image | gettyimages.com In the evening, Kind Felipe, Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Attend Start of the 2015 Princess of Asturias Awards

  October 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

Dressed head to toe in black, Spain’s Queen Letizia attended the tribute to US filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola at the Jovellanos Theatre in Dijon, Spain today. US filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has been awarded the 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for Arts. The event is held during the Princess of Asturias Award week. After the tribute, Queen Letizia joined King Felipe at the 24th Princess of Asturias Awards Concert which … Continue reading

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Spain Celebrates National Day

  October 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm by

The King of Spain led the country in National Day celebrations today at the official ceremony at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo in Madrid. King Felipe, Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía were all present for the homage to the Spanish flag, the first event of National Day, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other officials linked to Madrid and the military. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia’s First Day in the United States

  September 15, 2015 at 7:54 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their official visit to the United States, spending their first day in Virginia and Washington, D.C. They first toured Mount Vernon, the plantation estate owned by America’s first President, George Washington, located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The couple laid a wreath at the tomb of Washington while there, and then were shown the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Constitutional Court For King Felipe and Queen Letizia

  September 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were guests at a luncheon held to mark the 35th anniversary of Constitutional Court of Spain today. The couple were greeted by Francisco Perez de los Cobos, the President of the Constitutional Court, which was established in July 1980, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría. View image | gettyimages.com Once inside, the King and Queen met with the twelve … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos: “We Have A Great King”

  September 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm by

Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, has given an interview to journalist Carlos Herrera for his new radio program, Herrera en COPE, in which he praised the efforts of his son, King Felipe VI. “We have a great King with very many good qualities,” King Juan Carlos said of his son, stating that he was “very proud, excited and above all very pleased” to see how the change in reign has worked out, … Continue reading

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King Felipe Presents Copa del Rey Awards on Final Day

  August 8, 2015 at 8:39 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI delivered the prizes to the winning teams of the 34th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE sailing competition during a ceremony at the Ses Voltes Cultural Center in Palma de Mallorca this evening. Eight teams – four Spanish, two American, one Japanese, one Italian – were named the 2015 champions in their individual categories. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, King Felipe received a … Continue reading

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Summer Photo Session in Palma de Mallorca

  August 3, 2015 at 10:09 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have posed for photographs with their two daughters, Leonor and Sofía, to mark the beginning of their summer holiday in Palma de Mallorca. At around 7:30pm, the family – dressed in simple summer attire – came out into the courtyard of Marivent Palace, their resident on the island, to greet the media. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe arrived in Palma late last week, … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Ceremony at the General Air Academy

  July 14, 2015 at 4:08 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain visited the General Air Academy in San Javier, in the country’s southeast today. The couple were present for the presentation of new officers into the Spanish Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe inspected the 154 new officers before a prayer of thanksgiving was given by the Vicar of the Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com A fly-past was also held to honour … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Welcome Peruvian President On State Visit

  July 9, 2015 at 6:01 am by

On July 7, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed the Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso and his wife Nadine Heredia Alarcon who are on a two day state visit to Spain. King Felipe and Queen Letizia met the President and the first lady at at El Pardo Palace at a welcome ceremony. Later that day, a luncheon held at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. View image | gettyimages.com In the evening, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Last Day

  July 2, 2015 at 3:24 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain wrapped up their state visit to Mexico by visiting Zacatecas. The Spanish royals were accompanied by the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife, Angelica Rivera. During their visit to Zacatecas, they attended the closing ceremony of the symposium “Past, present and future of relations between Mexico and Spain” which was being held at the Viceregal Museum of Guadalupe. During the ceremony, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 2

  June 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm by

Day two of the Mexican state visit was just as busy and packed as day one. Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Latin American Alliance of Rare Diseases. Queen Letizia later joined King Felipe at the Mexico-Spain Business Forum which was also attended by the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto. View image | gettyimages.com Later that morning, the King and Queen attended the Permanent Commission of the Congress. They … Continue reading

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