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The King and Queen of Spain start Baltic Tour: Day One – Estonia

  May 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm by

Yesterday, May 5, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia began a tour of the Baltic states in Estonia, marking their first state visit to this country, although the Estonian President made a state visit to Spain in July 2007. Their Majesties arrived on Monday at Tallin, where they were welcomed by the President of Estonia, Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and his wife, Evelin Ilves. After a brief meeting in the … Continue reading

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Tres Bien: French Presidential Couple make High-Profile Visit to Spain

  May 2, 2009 at 8:01 am by

It promised to be a headline-grabber from the start, and grab headlines it did. The first state visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni to Spain last April 27 and 28 was definitely an affair no media entity would want to pass. The flashy Sarkozy arrived in Spain on April 27 and was given all the pomp and trappings of the arrival ceremony given to any … Continue reading

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President of Colombia’s Working Visit to Spain

  April 30, 2009 at 4:05 am by

After the state visit of President Nicholas Sarkozy, yesterday the King of Spain welcomed the President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, for a two-day official visit to Spain, although his visit was outshone by the French state visit. President Uribe arrived in Spain on Tuesday, and while the Royal Family farewelled their French guests, Uribe meet with the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, at Moncloa Palace, where they talked … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Spain support Madrid 2016

  April 29, 2009 at 6:32 am by

Madrid is back as a candidate city to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain want to give all their “royal” support. With that aim, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will preside over the Spanish delegation that will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2nd, where the announcement of the 2016 host city will take place. Madrid will compete with … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Schedule Next State Visits

  April 23, 2009 at 4:48 am by

Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, upon the invitation of President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of the Republic of Estonia, will pay a state visit to Estonia on May 4-5, 2009. Also on May 5, at the end of their visit to Estonia, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will travel to Latvia, upon the invitation of the President Valdis Zatlere to make another state visit, which will finish … Continue reading

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State Visit from India to Spain Continues

  April 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm by

On the second day of her visit to Spain, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil attended a meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, in which they talked about the current financial crisis, the commercial relations between India and Spain and their cooperation in the fight against terrorism. After the meeting, representatives of both governments signed three bilateral agreements in the fields of agriculture, tourism and industry in the … Continue reading

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State Visit from India to Spain Begins

  April 22, 2009 at 1:46 am by

The Indian President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil accompanied by her husband Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat, arrived this morning at Madrid Airport to begin, for the first time in Indian and Spanish history, a State Visit to Spain. The Indian President was welcomed by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain in an official ceremony at Pardo Palace, the official residence of Head of States during State Visits. Among other … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Award the Cervantes Prize 2008

  April 21, 2009 at 5:44 am by

As per tradition, yesterday Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias, hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace for representatives of the letter-writing world to commemorate the grant of the Cervantes Prize 2008. The Miguel de Cervantes Prize was founded in 1974 and it is awarded annually by the Ministry of Culture, whose main goal is to honour the lifetime achievement … Continue reading

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State Visit from India to Spain Announced

  April 14, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

Upon invitation by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, the President of the Republic India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and her husband, Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat will pay a State Visit to Spain between 21-22, April 2009. Smt. Patil is the 12th President of India, she was elected on July 25, 2007. She is the first woman to have been elected as President of India. For more info visit … Continue reading

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Spain National Awards for Sports

  March 31, 2009 at 3:12 pm by

Yesterday, the Spanish Royal Family attended at the Royal Palace the official ceremony of delivery of National Sports for Awards 2009. The awards are hosted by the National Council for Sports, whose principal intention is to reward the more outstanding Spanish sportsman, associations and sports institutions of the year. Among others winners, this year the “Queen Sofia Award” goes to tennis players Virginia Ruano and Ana Isabel Medina, who won … Continue reading

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German President Visits Spain

  March 13, 2009 at 7:47 am by

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Horst Köhler and his wife Eva Luise Köhler, recently went on an official visit to Spain on the occasion of the celebration of the 5th Hispanic – German Forum which was organised by the Official Credit Institute. The first day of the visit, March 12th, was spent with King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia and The Prince and Princess of Asturias where … Continue reading

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The Russians are coming…again

  March 7, 2009 at 12:33 am by

The Russians are back in Spain with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev making his first state visit. The quick visit took place on March 2-3. President Medvedev was given military honors upon his arrival (photo) and, along with his wife Svetlana Medvedeva, were received by King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, and the Prince and Princess of Asturias. The welcome was followed with a lunch at the Zarzuela Palace. March 2 was … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Visit Florida

  February 22, 2009 at 7:44 pm by

After their state visit to Jamaica King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia headed to Pensacola and Miami in Florida, USA. The visit started on February 18, when their Majesties attended the commemorative events marking the 450th anniversary of the founding of the Santa María settlement, the first Spanish settlement in the US, in Pensacola Bay by Tristán de Luna y Arellano. The next day, the King and Queen met with … Continue reading

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Caribbean Tour by the King and Queen of Spain

  February 19, 2009 at 7:24 pm by

This week King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain are making State visits to Trinidad and Tobago and to Jamaica. The King and Queen began this week by travelling to Trinidad and Tobago. On their arrival at Port-of-Spain their Majesties were welcomed by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, and later they met with Professor George Maxwell Richards, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, … Continue reading

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Televisión Española Rekindles King Juan Carlos’ “Most Difficult Day”

  February 17, 2009 at 3:36 am by

It is the event that would probably what many Spaniards attribute as King Juan Carlos’ most outstanding action as a monarch. On the 23rd of February 1981, some 200 members of the Guardia Civil stormed the Congreso de los Diputados and staged a coup while Congress was in the process of electing a new Prime Minister. The coup was a failure however, as King Juan Carlos, dressed in his uniform … Continue reading

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President Cristina Kirchner Meets Spanish Royals

  February 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm by

His Majesty the King received the President on Monday 9 February in an official ceremony at Pardo Palace. Later Ms. Fernandez had a private lunch in Zarzuela Palace hosted by the King and his family, and in the evening the King and Queen hosted a gala dinner in her honor. As is traditional in a state visit, the President visited the Spanish Parliament, where she give a short speech, and … Continue reading

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