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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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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 1

  June 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm by

On day one of their State Visit to Mexico, King Felipe and Queen Letizia laid a floral wreath tribute at the Monument to the Child Heroes of Mexico at Chapultepec Park before attending an official welcome ceremony at Campo Marte in the presence of the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, and his wife Angélica Rivera. During the welcome ceremony, a canon salute was fired and a military parade was watched … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Arrive in Mexico Ahead of State Visit

  June 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

On Sunday evening, the Spanish King and Queen touched down in Mexico city ahead of their state visit which begins tomorrow. King Felipe and Queen Letizia have a busy agenda during the visit. They will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife, attend various events, luncheons and dinners. For up to date news, pictures and videos, visit the State visit to Mexico: June 28 – July 1, 2015 thread. … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Award Princess of Girona 2015 Awards

  June 25, 2015 at 1:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presented the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards in a ceremony during the IMPULSA Forum at the Auditorium Conference Centre in the north-eastern city of Girona. Five individuals or organisations collected their statuettes from King Felipe. Olga Felip Ordis won in the category of Arts and Letters, Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro in Social, Samuel Sanchez Ordonez in Scientific Research, Bernat Ollé Pocurull in Business and the Fundación Secretariado Gitano … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom

  June 12, 2015 at 2:56 am by

King Felipe VI of Spain has stripped his sister, Infanta Cristina, of her royal dukedom. A spokesperson for the royal court confirmed the news last night: “The Official Journal of the state will tomorrow publish a royal decree by which His Majesty the King will revoke the use of the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca by Her Royal Highness the Infanta Cristina.” View image | gettyimages.com A royal … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Attend The ‘Principe de Viana’ Awards 2015

  June 10, 2015 at 12:41 pm by

King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia attended the Principe de Viana’ Awards 2015 Tribute to the Kings of Navarre in Navarra, Spain. King Felipe handed out the awards during the ceremony and gave a speech where he said “Whenever we come to Navarra appreciate the vitality of this community, the roots of its history, culture and traditions in today’s reality, as well as the collective drive to achieve goals … Continue reading

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President of Paraguay Lunches With Spanish King

  June 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm by

The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes Jara, is currently on an official visit to Spain, and he was guest of honour at a luncheon hosted by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at the Royal Palace in Madrid today. During the lunch, King Felipe delivered a speech in which he praised the current relationship between Spain and Paraguay, as well as Paraguay’s work in developing their nation, and said that … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mark Armed Forces Day

  June 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain attended the military parade marking Armed Forces Day this afternoon at the Plaza de la Lealtad (Plaza of Loyalty) in Madrid. King Felipe first laid a wreath in the plaza in memory of soldiers who have given their lives for Spain and inspected the guard of honour before he and Queen Letizia watched the parade. Over 500 members of the five branches of the Spanish … Continue reading

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Final Day of Spanish State Visit to France

  June 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain completed their French state visit earlier today, bidding farewell to the city that gave them an overwhelmingly warm reception. In the morning, King Felipe had a breakfast meeting with French and Spanish businessmen at the Spanish Embassy. The King emphasised the relationship between France and Spain in regards to trade, and encouraged the “increase in cooperation between companies” of the two countries to “launch … Continue reading

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Second Day of the Spanish State Visit to France

  June 3, 2015 at 8:52 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today continued their state visit to France, meeting with a number of organisations and individuals in Paris. The day began with an audience with the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, at the Guild Hall. During the meeting, the King and Queen opened a new garden symbolising peace and freedom. Afterwards, the couple headed over to the Palacio Petit Luxembourg where they met with the President of the … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin French State Visit

  June 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their State Visit to France, which was originally meant to be held in March this year but was cancelled due to the Germanwings air disaster. After a ceremonial departure from Barajas Airport in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Paris where French President François Hollande officially welcomed them at the Arc de Triomphe. Here, the official party – including the … Continue reading

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King Felipe Attends the 25th Anniversary of the Police Intervention Unit

  May 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm by

King Felipe of Spain attended the 25th anniversary of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) which is part of the National Police. Upon arrival, King Felipe received the baton of the National Police Corps from the Interior Minister. The national anthem was then played then he reviewed the police line. King Felipe honored past members of the unit and toured an exhibition which showcased uniforms of the unit over that past 25 … Continue reading

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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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