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King Juan Carlos to Have Left Hip Surgery

  November 18, 2012 at 6:00 am by

November 17th, 2012 It has been announced that King Juan Carlos will undergo left hip surgery next week. The 74-year-old Spanish Monarch, who is currently hosting a gathering of Latin American Leaders in Cadiz, appeared supporting himself with two crutches. It is believed that the surgery will greatly benefit the mobility of the aging King, who has had a string of health issues of late. In April, the King had … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos on Official Visit to India

  October 29, 2012 at 9:22 pm by

October 24th-27th, 2012 His Majesty King Juan Carlos paid an official visit to the Republic of India from October 24th until October 27th. His Majesty arrived at the International Airport in Mumbai late in the evening of Wednesday October 24th, and was received by the Spanish Ambassador. The King had arrived with four Spanish government ministers and a trade delegation as the aim of this visit was to boost and … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2012

  October 15, 2012 at 9:32 am by

On Friday October 12th, the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual National Day celebrations in Madrid. Members of the Royal Family present this year were the King and Queen, the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo. Notably absent this year was the presence of Infanta Cristina and her husband the Duke Consort of Palma de Mallorca. Also notable this year was the fact that … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals attend Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Anniversary

  October 11, 2012 at 6:47 am by

October 8th, 2012 Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended the twentieth anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. The King and Queen were accompanied by Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. To coincide with the anniversary celebrations, Their Majesties opened the exhibition “Gauguin and the Trip to the Exotic”, which features over 100 works by 19th century French Post-Impressionist artist, Paul Gaugin. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum was … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Honour Regimiento de Caballería Acorazado “Alcántara”

  October 2, 2012 at 6:10 am by

October 1st, 2012 – Madrid The Spanish Royal Family presided over a solemn military ceremony in the courtyard of the Palacio Real in Madrid for the imposition of the Distinguished Cross San Fernando to the Alcantara Regimental Cavalry Banner. Present today were The King, Queen, Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infantas Elena and Pilar, Infanta Margarita and her husband the Duke of Soria, Infante Carlos and his wife Princess Anne. … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos meets Former US President Bill Clinton

  September 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm by

New York – September 23rd, 2012 King Juan Carlos I attended the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York City on Sunday September 23rd. Afterwards, the King met with former US President Bill Clinton in a relaxed and jovial atmosphere, with Mr Clinton joking that the King’s seat was ‘not a throne’. The King and Mr Clinton discussed a range of issues including the economic situation in Spain, violence … Continue reading

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New Spanish Royal Family Website

  September 16, 2012 at 9:15 am by

On Monday September 10th, the newly redesigned Spanish Royal website — Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España – Castellano — was launched. Replacing the old outdated site had been rumoured for some time, and the new site has a more professional look with a lot more information, photos and features. The new site banner features Their Majesties the King and Queen, and the site has video links and … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Hosts Dinner for Balearic Authorities

  August 17, 2012 at 9:59 am by

August 8th,2012 – Palma de Mallorca His Majesty the King hosted the annual dinner for the Balearic Islands’ authorities at the the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Palma de Mallorca. King Juan Carlos was joined by the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Notably absent was Infanta Elena and her younger sister, Infanta Cristina and her husband, who have all been present over the past few years. … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Suffers Another Fall

  August 5, 2012 at 7:52 am by

Madrid – August 2nd, 2012 His Majesty King Juan Carlos suffered another fall yesterday while on a visit to the Defence Headquarters in Madrid. It appears that the King stumbled on a step having inspected and saluted a guard of honour and fell. The King immediately got back up and suffered nothing more than a few cuts and bruises to his chin and nose. The King later continued his visit … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: Competitors

  July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am by

There is just over six hours to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad! Our third and final blog entry focusing on combined royal and Olympic history showcases royals who have themselves competed in an Olympic Games. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Stockholm 1912 Prince Friedrich Karl competed for the German team in the team jumping event, winning a bronze medal for his efforts. Grand … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: Host Nations

  July 25, 2012 at 8:29 am by

With the Games of the XXX Olympiad kicking off on Friday in London, the TRF Blog will be looking at the connection between Royal Families and the Summer Olympic Games throughout history over the next few days. Our first blog entry focuses on royal nations which have hosted a Summer Olympic Games. Greece: Athens 1896 The first Games of the Modern Olympiad were held in the traditional home of the … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family host Audience for Olympic Team

  July 24, 2012 at 7:32 am by

Madrid – July 23rd, 2012 Members of the Spanish Royal Family hosted an audience for the Spanish Olympic Team at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid earlier today. Present were Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias. After meeting the team, the King delivered a speech wishing the team ‘much success’ and the King also expressed his thoughts for … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Removed as Honorary President of the WWF

  July 24, 2012 at 7:17 am by

Madrid – July 21st, 2012 The Spanish branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature voted on Saturday to remove King Juan Carlos I as Honorary President of the WWF. This position has been held by His Majesty since its creation in Spain in 1968. Following the bad publicity and outcry generated by the King’s ill advised elephant hunting trip to Botswana in April, the Spanish WWF charity voted overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Spainish Royal Family Takes Another Pay Cut

  July 19, 2012 at 9:12 am by

Madrid – July 18th, 2012 The Spanish Royal Court has announced that the King and Prince of Asturias are to have their salaries cut by 7.1 percent. In another move to reduce the Royal budget, expenses claimed by other members of the Royal Family will also be cut. The Royal budget for 2012 was set at around €8.3, which is down 2% from 2011 and overall quite small compare to … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos to visit Russia on July 18 and 19

  July 15, 2012 at 7:08 am by

The Spanish Royal Court has announced that King Juan Carlos will make an official two-day visit to the Russian Federation on July 18th. This solo working visit by His Majesty comes only five weeks after a visit to both Brazil and Chile in early June. The King will be accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, along with a Spanish trade and business … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Host an Audience for National Football Team

  July 3, 2012 at 6:48 am by

Madrid – July 2nd, 2012 His Majesty The King was joined by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena at the Palacio de la Zarzuela to host an audience in honour of the National Football Team. Shortly after arriving at the Madrid-Barajas Airport, the winning Spanish Team departed for the Palace where they were greeted by a jubilant King Juan Carlos … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Preside Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 3, 2012 at 7:00 am by

Valladolid – June 2nd, 2012 Their Majesties The King and Queen were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias to the historic city of Valladolid in north-central Spain to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony. The Prince and Princess have just returned from a busy three-day official visit to Portugal. His Majesty The King was noticeably aided by the use of a crutch … Continue reading

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No Official Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

  May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am by

Zarzuela, Madrid The Spanish Royal Court has announced that there will be no official celebration to mark the 50th golden wedding anniversary of Their Majesties on May 14th. The announcement has left many Spanish royal watchers surprised, but given the recent controversy surrounding the King and his ill-advised hunting trip and accident in Botswana, perhaps the King is looking to maintain a low profile. In stark contrast when Their Majesties … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Fractures His Hip

  April 15, 2012 at 4:17 am by

Madrid – April 14th, 2012 His Majesty King Juan Carlos I has undergone surgery this morning following a fall in which he suffered a fracture in three fragments of his right hip. The 74-year-old monarch was on a private visit to Botswana; the Palace said the King’s fall in Botswana was “accidental” but gave no further details regarding his visit. The King was taken to the San Jose Hospital in … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family attend 2012 Easter Sunday Mass

  April 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm by

Palma de Mallorca – April 8th, 2012 Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended the traditional Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca earlier today. Present this year were Their Majesties The King and Queen, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias along with Their Royal Highnesses the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena of Spain. The Royal Family were greeted outside the … Continue reading

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