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Royal Gathering in Monaco to Honour King Juan Carlos I

  April 28, 2016 at 11:29 am by

On April 21st Don Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon organised a party in Monaco to honour his cousin, King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The event would have been largely unnoticed by the photo agencies and consequently the royal online community, were it not for prince Jean of France. The duke of Vendôme shared some photos of the event on his blog that were taken by David Nivière. Among the guests were … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Kings of Spain Begin State Visit to the UK

  April 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On April 22, 1986 King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived in London to begin their state visit to the United Kingdom, the first by a Spanish head of state in over 80 years. They were greeted at Heathrow Airport by the Prince and Princess of Wales, before travelling to Windsor Castle for the official welcoming ceremony presided over by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of … Continue reading

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Bahrain’s Crown Prince Joined by Spain’s Former King at Grand Prix

  April 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm by

The Crown Prince of Bahrain and the former King of Spain enjoyed the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix together, as they walked the grid prior to the race’s start. Prince Salman bin Hamad and King Juan Carlos were joined at one point by the chief executive of the Formula 1 Group, Bernie Ecclestone. King Juan Carlos also spent a few moments greeting several drives, including Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr, as he … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos in Bahrain for Formula 1 Grand Prix

  April 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm by

Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, is in Bahrain this weekend to attend the second round of the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix. On Friday, he was given a tour of the Red Bull garages by the team’s Principal Director, Christian Horner, during the day’s practice sessions. King Juan Carlos also met driver Fernando Alonso and Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of the Formula One Group, while at the Bahrain … Continue reading

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Iñaki Denies Involvement of Cristina and Juan Carlos

  March 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm by

Iñaki Urdangarin, husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain, had to testify in court again today. The former duke of Palma de Mallorca is a suspect in a fraud scandal. He and his business partner Diego Torres are accused of misusing public funds for their Nóos foundation. Iñaki denied that either his wife or his father-in-law knew about the embazzlements. He told them little about his business, only about a business … Continue reading

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Banned Documentary Reveals Juan Carlos Has Dyslexia

  February 21, 2016 at 4:28 am by

This week French television station France 3 aired the Spanish documentary ‘Yo, Juan Carlos I, Rey de Espanã (I, Juan Carlos I, King of Spain). The documentary was written by Miguel Courtois. Together with Laurence Debray, biographer of the king, he also wrote the script. The documentary reviews the last 40 years of Spain’s history through the eyes of Juan Carlos. The documentary was made in co-production with the Spanish … 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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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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Ole! King Juan Carlos Goes To The Bullfighting

  August 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm by

King Juan Carlos was joined by his eldest daughter Elena and her two children, Felipe and Victoria, in the audience of a bullfight tonight in San Sebastián. The toreros (bullfighters) greeted the royals after their respective fights, shaking hands with the former King. This is the first bullfight held in San Sebastián in over three years, after the ban on bullfighting in the city was overturned by the recently elected coalition of Basque … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Princess Victoria Take Part In The Volvo Ocean Race

  June 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm by

The 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, which is currently being racing in Gothenburg, Sweden saw two royals join their country’s teams. King Juan Carlos of Spain was onboard MAPFRE, while Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was onboard SCA. Sweden won second place, Crown Princess Victoria joined the Swedish team’s victory at the award ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com Spain came in third place, arriving at the finish line, King … 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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King Juan Carlos Officially Signs Abdication Act

  June 18, 2014 at 11:58 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain today signed the abdication act which gave the Kingship to his son, Felipe. The signing took place at the Royal Palace in Madrid, where the abdication act was signed with a golden pen. King Juan Carlos was applauded as he made his way back to his seat, where, in a symbolic act, switched places with his son after an emotional hug to highlight the … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos I’s Last Official Act

  June 18, 2014 at 8:46 am by

His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sofia hosted a Luncheon for members of the Spanish Government yesterday at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. This luncheon marked the last Official act by Their Majesties as King & Queen of Spain. Attending yesterdays luncheon were the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, President of the Senate Pio Garcia Escudero, President of the Constitutional Court, Francisco Pérez … Continue reading

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Royal Look-Back: Proclamation of King Juan Carlos

  June 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm by

Seeing as King Juan Carlos will formally abdicate the Spanish throne after a long reign tomorrow, the blog has decided to look back at his accession ceremonies which took place in 1975. On November 22, 1975 following the death of General Franco, Don Juan Carlos de Borbón was proclaimed King of Spain. The proclamation ceremony took place at the Spanish Cortes (Parliament), where the new Queen Sofia and the couple’s … Continue reading

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State Visit From Mexico to Spain

  June 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm by

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, accompanied by his wife, Angélica Rivera, began a state visit to the Kingdom of Spain on Monday June 9th. The King and Queen presided over the official welcoming ceremony at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid. Following this, the President and First Lady travelled the short distance to the Zarzuela Palace, where the King and Queen hosted a luncheon. They were joined by … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos I Presides Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 9, 2014 at 2:01 am by

The King and Queen of Spain were accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony in Madrid on June 8th. This very solemn military ceremony is a tribute to all fallen soldiers on Armed Forces Day and this year took place on the Plaza de la Lealtad in Madrid. The Plaza de la Lealtad also houses the Spanish War Memorial … Continue reading

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Spanish Abdication Set for June 18

  June 5, 2014 at 11:19 pm by

The Spanish Royal Court has confirmed that the abdication of King Juan Carlos I will take place on June 18. King Juan Carlos will sign the abdication act in a ceremony at the Royal Palace, which will be attended by members of the royal family. The following day, June 19, the Prince of Asturias will officially by proclaimed as King Felipe VI in a ceremony at the Cortes Generales building. … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Announces Abdication

  June 2, 2014 at 8:32 am by

The King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, has today announced his abdication. “A new generation must be at the forefront…younger people with new energies,” the King said in a television speech this afternoon, “Prince Felipe has the maturity and preparation to be king.” The news was initially announced by Prime Minister Rajoy, in a surprise press conference. “King Juan Carlos has just communicated to me his will to give up the … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Double Canonisation at the Vatican

  April 27, 2014 at 9:38 am by

Catholic royals from across Europe were present at the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II today at the Vatican. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, former King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Aglaë of Liechtenstein were amongst the million plus there for the mass, which was … Continue reading

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Easter Holidays with the Spanish Royal Family

  April 22, 2014 at 6:22 am by

Members of the Spanish Royal Family arrived on the Balearic Island of Mallorca during the Holy Week to start the traditional short Easter Holidays at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca. Earlier last week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia accompanied by her younger sister, HRH Princess Irene of Greece were the first royal arrivals on the island. On Holy Tuesday, The Queen and her sister attended the German Requiem concert … Continue reading

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