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Guestlist for the Cremation Ceremony of King Rama IX

  October 26, 2017 at 2:29 am by

The cremation ceremony of king Rama IX of Thailand will be attended by members of 16 royal families. The royal guests started to arrive yesterday. Sixteen royal houses will be represented. The foreign royal guestlist is as follows: Belgium: Queen Mathilde Bahrein: Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa  (Prime Minister of Bahrain) Bhutan: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wanchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik Japan: Prince and Princess … Continue reading

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Florals In Palma For Queen Letizia During Official Dinner

  August 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia was stunning in a gold floral embellished sheath dress this evening as she and her husband, King Felipe VI, hosted a dinner for members of the Balearic community at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. The red, green and purple florals on her sleeveless dress worked perfectly with the location, and Letizia paired it with a pair of red block heels and gold floral earrings. 500 guests from … 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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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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A Sofia Double-Act In Stockholm For Dementia Forum X Conference

  May 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm by

There were two royal Sofias present at the Dementia Forum X international conference at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm on Thursday: Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Sofia of Sweden. The Queen of Sweden was also present. The trio participated in the forum, first held in 2015, which was attended by 120 individuals from around the globe who have an interest in dementia care and research and have the ability … 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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Spanish Royals Celebrate Easter In Palma de Mallorca

  April 16, 2017 at 7:58 am by

As they do each year, the Spanish Royal Family has marked the Easter holidays in Palma de Mallorca. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by their daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia (who is now officially taller than her elder sister), and the former Queen, Sofia, for Easter Sunday mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. They spent time posing for photos and passing Easter well-wishers to the … Continue reading

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Twenty Years of The Spanish Geographical Society Celebrated With Queen Sofia

  April 6, 2017 at 11:11 am by

Queen Sofia of Spain has attended the Spanish Geographical Society’s annual awards ceremony on Thursday at the Mutua Madrileña Auditorium in Madrid. The ceremony was also used to celebrate the Society’s twentieth anniversary. The Queen – wearing a simple navy blue dress and blazer with a set of colourful jewels – helped present awards in the categories of photography, travel, research, communication and innovation, as well as the overall ‘Spanish Geographical Society … Continue reading

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Hola Panda! Queen Sofia Visits Madrid Zoo Aquarium’s Newest Panda Cub

  April 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain stopped in the Madrid Zoo Aquarium on Wednesday where she saw the zoo’s newest panda cub, Chulina, on her first walk outside of her pagoda habitat. Chulina is the first female giant panda that had been born at the Zoo. She was born last August and has remained kept inside the panda enclosure’s pagoda away from the public for the first formative months of her life. … 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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Queen Sofia Awarded ‘Circle of the Lyceum’ Gold Medal

  February 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm by

Queen Sofia was tonight presented with the gold medal of the Circle of the Lyceum for her support of the arts and music during a ceremony at Barcelona’s Great Theater of the Lyceum. The Queen gave a speech at the event, where she said she was incredibly honoured to receive the award and to have been able to “support the various activities aimed at promoting the reconstruction of this Great Theatre” … Continue reading

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Lady In Red: Queen Sofia Attends ‘La Traviata’ Opera In Valencia

  February 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm by

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia on Thursday evening, Queen Sofia of Spain attended a performance of the Giuseppe Verdi opera La Traviata. The Queen posed for photos on the red carpet with fashion designer Valentino Garavani, who designed the costumes of the opera, actress Monica Bellucci, and tenor Plácido Domingo. Sofia Coppola directed this version of the opera. Also attending were Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou and … 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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Princess of Asturias Awards Presented in Oviedo

  October 21, 2016 at 10:29 pm by

The 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards were presented this evening at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo. King Felipe, Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia were in attendance for the event. This year’s laureates are: for Arts, Núria Espert; for Communication and Humanities, James Nachtwey; for Social Sciences, Mary Beard; for Technical and Scientific Research, Hugh Herr; for Sport, Javier Gómez Noya; for Literature, Richard Ford; for International Cooparetion, the United Nations Framework Convention … Continue reading

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It’s Día de la Banderita Time! Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia Get Into Spirit For Red Cross Day

  October 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm by

As they do each year, Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia today took part in the Día de la Banderita, Day of the Banderita, to raise funds for the Spanish Red Cross. The Queens manned tables in the Peurta del Sol outside the Red Cross headquarters in Madrid, as members of the public made donations. Queen Letizia happily posed for photos with a group of bikers who support the event each year. … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Watches On As Mother Teresa Becomes A Saint

  September 5, 2016 at 5:12 am by

Yesterday, Queen Sofia of Spain was one of thousands packed into St Peter’s Square in the Vatican for the canonisation of Mother Teresa. The process of canonisation was begun under Pope John Paul II shortly after the nun’s death in 1997, and the final stage – a second recognised miracle – was approved in December 2015 by the current Pope, Francis. Prior to the solemn mass of canonisation, the Queen briefly met … 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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