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Princess Leonor Invested With The Order of The Golden Fleece

  January 30, 2018 at 3:41 pm by

In a formal ceremony at the Royal Palace of Madrid on Tuesday at noon, the 12-year-old Princess of Asturias was invested with the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece by her father, King Felipe VI, to mark his fiftieth birthday. “Today, the Princess of Asturias receives the Collar of the Golden Fleece, deeply rooted in the history of Spain and Europe. An Order that for centuries has been … Continue reading

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Family Photo Released From King Juan Carlos’s Private Birthday Luncheon

  January 6, 2018 at 7:00 am by

The Spanish Royal Court has published a family photograph taken on Friday during a private luncheon hosted at Zarzuela Palace to celebrate King Juan Carlos’s eightieth birthday. King Juan Carlos is shown with his wife, Queen Sofia, and two of his children, King Felipe VI and Infanta Elena; daughter-in-law Queen Letizia; and four of his eight grandchildren: Infantas Leonor and Sofía, and Felipe and Victoria de Marichalar y Borbón. Among the … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos’s Milestone Eightieth Birthday: Photo Retrospective

  January 5, 2018 at 2:00 am by

Spain’s King Juan Carlos I, the former reigning monarch, today celebrates his eightieth birthday. He was born in 1938 in Rome, the elder son of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona – son of Alfonso XIII, the last Spanish King before the monarchy was abolished – and his wife, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Juan Carlos was officially named the successor to Spain’s dictator, Generalísimo Francisco Franco, in 1969 – upon … Continue reading

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Vamos Garbi! King Juan Carlos Watches As Spaniard Is Crowned Wimbledon Champion

  July 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain was seated in the Royal Box of Centre Court at Wimbledon on Saturday, to watched his compatriot Garbiñe Muguruza claim the women’s singles title. Following Muguruza’s 7-5, 6-0 defeat of American Venus Williams, the King met up with the new champion inside the clubrooms to offer personal congratulations. The Duke of Kent, as President of the All England Club, had presented the trophies to both … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Join Farewell To Germany’s Helmut Kohl

  July 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm by

Spain was represented by King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia on Saturday at the memorial service for the late German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, held in Strasbourg, France at the European Parliament. They joined leaders such as current German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and former US President Bill Clinton, all of whom spoke at the late Chancellor’s European Act of State, the first held by the European Union. Earlier, … Continue reading

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“Gigante Nadal”: King Juan Carlos Watches On As Rafa Makes History

  June 11, 2017 at 11:17 pm by

The former King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, was in the stands at Roland Garros on Sunday afternoon to watch his countryman, Rafael Nadal, make tennis history as he became the first player in the Open era to win the same Grand Slam tournament a staggering ten times. Mr Nadal defeated Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets, 6-2 6-3 6-1, to take home the historic French Open trophy. The Spanish Royal Court issued … 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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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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Infanta Margarita Awarded the Royal National Academy of Medicine’s Gold Medal

  May 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm by

In a ceremony at the Royal National Academy of Medicine in Madrid on Monday, the Duchess of Soria and Hernani was awarded the Gold Medal of the Academy by her brother, King Juan Carlos. The 78-year-old Infanta was awarded the medal for her long-standing “attention, dedication and affection” for the Academy over the years. Accompanying King Juan Carlos, who said to his sister that “Queen Sofia, I and the whole family … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Exhibition For Juan Carlos and Sofia

  April 4, 2017 at 11:09 am by

It was a case of deja vu for King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain on Tuesday as they attended the opening of an exhibition celebrating the 80th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (they had attended another exhibition opening the day before). The couple were given a tour of the exhibition, entitled ‘Piety and Terror in Picasso: The Road to Guernica” after the famous painting which is regarded as one of … Continue reading

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Juan Carlos and Sofia Visit Museo del Prado, Open Exhibition

  April 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm by

During a visit to the Museo del Prado in Madrid on April 3, Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were tasked with opening a new exhibition celebrating Hispanic art and culture. ‘Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures of the Hispanic Society Museum and Library‘ has brought over two hundred pieces from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library in New York to Spain for the first time. The King and Queen were given … Continue reading

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Spain’s Kings and Queens Present The National Sports Awards

  January 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by the former regent couple, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, for the presentation of the 2015 National Sports Awards at the Royal Palace of El Pardo today. The annual awards are presented to Spanish sports people or organisations that through have contributed to the “promotion or spread of physical activity” through  “their direct activity of personal initiative, as well as … Continue reading

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The Borbons Release 2016 Christmas Cards

  December 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm by

The Spanish Royal Court has today released the official Christmas card from the King and his family. It features a new photograph of King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia. The family wear festive red in the photo, except for Infanta Leonor, who instead wears a grey jumper with a yellow reindeer design. Also released was the card sent out by … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Open Carlos III Exhibition

  December 5, 2016 at 4:28 pm by

Today at the Royal Palace in Madrid, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia opened an exhibition focusing on Carlos III, the Spanish King whose efforts assisted in the modernisation of the country in the mid-1700s. The pair were shown around the exhibition, titled ‘Carlos III: Majesty and Ornate in the Scenarios of the Illustrious King’, by its curator, accompanied by a number of official dignitaries. The 131 pieces on shown … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Taken To Hospital After Riding Accident

  September 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm by

It has been reported that Infanta Elena has been taken to hospital after falling of her horse in Zarzuela Palace riding tracks in Madrid yesterday. The 52 years old Princess suffered a wrist injury and was operated on this morning. Infanta Elena will be discharged later this afternoon. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia have been seen visiting the Infanta at the hospital last night. Embed from Getty Images King Juan … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Athens 2004

  August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games returned to their home country of Greece for the first time in over 100 years. Spain’s Queen Sofia shows off her snaps to former Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne brings her trusty sports uniform to Greece – a Team GB bucket hat and wrap-around sunglasses – as she watches the slalom canoe final. The Danes – Prince Henrik, Queen … Continue reading

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A Family Dinner in Mallorca Kicks Off The Borbons’ Summer Holiday

  July 31, 2016 at 9:18 pm by

The Borbons spend a few weeks each summer in Palma de Mallorca, and this evening was the first occasion a large portion of the family was together for this year’s holiday. King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, Leonor and Sofia, Infanta Elena and her two children Felipe and Victoria, and King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were all seen leaving Flaningan Restaurante in Portals Nous after dinner. Earlier … Continue reading

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King Simeon Presents Spanish Edition of Autobiography ‘A Single Destiny’

  June 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm by

In the presence of his family and the former Kings of Spain, Bulgaria’s last King – and a former Prime Minister – Simeon presented the Spanish translation of his autobiography Simeon II of Bulgaria: A Single Destiny at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. At the conclusion of the presentation, King Simeon specifically thanked King Juan Carlos, his good friend for over five decades, for all his … Continue reading

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De Marichalar Children Join Grandfather At Charity Bullfight

  June 2, 2016 at 7:26 am by

Felipe and Victoria Federica de Marichalar accompanied their maternal grandfather, King Juan Carlos, to a charity bullfight at the La Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid yesterday. The charity bullfight that is part of the Festival of San Isidro is one of the most important events in the bullfighting calendar, as it raises money for hospitals to help provide treatment for disadvantaged people. Also in the royal box was Infanta … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens An Exhibition In Madrid With King Felipe And Queen Letizia

  May 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

Today, Monday May 30, Princess Beatrix was present at the opening of an exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid along with King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. Embed from Getty Images The exhibition called “El Bosco” was organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, a Dutch painter born around 1450’s. In the Prado Museum, major work of the Dutch painter from the Royal … Continue reading

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