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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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Easter in Mallorca For the Borbons

  March 27, 2016 at 9:00 am by

King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters were joined today by Queen Sofia for the Easter Sunday mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. The royals smiled happily as they posed for photographs upon their arrival, before being greeted by the Bishop of Mallorca, Javier Salinas, and other members of the church. Queen Sofia was by far the most colourful and eye-catching Borbon lady present, wearing a bright green … Continue reading

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Annual Memorial Service Held at Tatoi

  March 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece were joined by several close family members today for the annual memorial service held at Tatoi to honour the late King Paul and Queen Frederika. Crown Prince Pavlos, Prince Nikolaos, Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Irene (both daughters of Paul and Frederika) were present for the service, as were former staff of the family. Place Royale 9h15, la Famille de #Grèce réunie à … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia To Attend British-Spanish Society Centenary in London

  February 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain will be in London on April 20 to attend the British-Spanish Society’s 100th anniversary as guest of honour. The celebrations will take place at the Dorchester Hotel, and will also be attended by the Duke of York. Spanish media reports quoted a ‘diplomatic source’ as saying that the Queen’s visit to London creates a “real Spanish presence in London at such an important time after the … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Visits Food Bank of Madrid

  November 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm by

As part of the Queen Sofia Foundation, Spain’s former Queen paid a visit to the Food Bank of Madrid today where she saw the work the organisation does and what their plans are for the ‘Great Collection of Food’ that will take place this weekend. Queen Sofia was also shown around the new facilities that have been built through projects financed by her Foundation: expanded offices, improved refrigeration of the warehouse, … 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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Felipe and Letizia Attend The Princess of Asturias Award 2015 – Day 2

  October 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the juries and the members of the Princess of Asturias Awards, Foundation Boards of Trustees and the winners of the 2014 Thesis, University of Oviedo awards. The royal couple also met with the winners of the Medal of Asturias 2015, they congratulated them on their win. View image | gettyimages.com In the evening, Kind Felipe, Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia Attend Joint Meeting

  September 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm by

Queen Letizia and her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia, attended a joint with the Foundation Against Drug Addiction at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. The two Queens sat next to each other during the meeting. View image | gettyimages.com They met with the communication media of FAD, a drug awareness organisation of which Sofia is honorary president. Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia also posed with their guests.

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Queen Sofia Attends the 25th Anniversary of ‘Perro Guia ONCE’s Foundation’

  September 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain attended the 25th anniversary of the ‘Perro Guia ONCE’s Foundation’ in Madrid. The foundation is located around 20km from Madrid and is a center that trains guide dogs. During the event, Queen Sofia was seen carrying the puppies and watched a brief demonstration. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Sofia holding a guide dog puppy

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Queen Sofia Presides Over Senda Awards Ceremony

  July 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today presided over the fifteenth Senda Awards Ceremony at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Madrid. During the ceremony, the Queen was presented with the Senior Honour Award, for her four decades of work in the social and humanitarian fields, including assistance to the elderly. View image | gettyimages.com The Senda Awards are awarded each year to individuals or organisations which have made “outstanding … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Receives Award from Spanish UNICEF Committee

  June 23, 2015 at 12:25 pm by

Spain’s Queen Sofia today was presented with the Joaquin Ruiz-Giménez Award from the Spanish UNICEF Committee in a ceremony at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). The prize was awarded to the former Queen due to her five decades of commitment and work in defence of the most vulnerable, particularly children. Queen Letizia, the organisation’s Honorary President, was on hand to deliver the award to her mother-in-law. View image | gettyimages.com “You … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Inaugurates “Children’s Shelter”

  June 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Sofia inaugurated the Children’s Shelter which is supervised by the Franciscan Brothers of the White Cross in Albacete, Spain. View image | gettyimages.com During the visit, Queen Sofia unveiled a plaque, held a meeting with the members of the shelter which briefed Her Majesty on their work and visited a workshop.

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Queen Sofia Opens Madrid Book Fair

  May 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today opened the annual Madrid Book Fair in Retiro Park. She toured the fair, which has over 470 exhibitors, seeing what all the stands had to offer. The Queen visited a number of stalls, including those of major publishers Random House and Penguin, as well as smaller stalls like Adela and Añana Salt Valley. She also went through the children’s pavilion, and SamSung Hall which showcases how technology … 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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Queen Sofia Presents Trophies at Mutua Madrid Open 2015

  May 10, 2015 at 4:20 pm by

Queen Sofia delivered the winners’ trophies at the Mutua Madrid Open 2015 men’s final today. Scotsman Andy Murray defeated local champion Rafael Nadal in the final, the Spaniard going down 6-3, 6-2 in just under ninety minutes. The Queen sat in the audience for the match with Spain’s Minister for Education, Culture and Sports, José Ignacio Wert, and the director of the Open, Manuel Santana. Afterwards, she presented Murray and Nadal … Continue reading

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Irene Urdangarín Has Her First Communion

  May 7, 2015 at 1:36 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca’s youngest child, daughter Irene, has had her first communion recently. Doña Irene celebrated the special religious occasion at the Church of Hermance on the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The family has lived in Geneva since summer 2013. Queen Sofia and Infanta Elena both travelled to Switzerland for the event. A photograph of Irene, her parents, siblings and grandmother was given exclusively to Hola! … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia Attend Reina Sofia 2014 Awards Ceremony

  April 29, 2015 at 9:31 am by

Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia attended the Reina Sofia Award 2014 which is held by the Royal Board on Disability. The event was held the El Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain. The awards are given to for the continuous work in scientific research and health work. Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia handed out awards to the winners. Queen Letizia wore a beige skirt suit and a white lace top which she matched … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia and Princess Irene Release Two Iberian Lynx

  April 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Irene of Greece today released two Iberian lynx. The event took place on the ‘The Chestnut’ farm in the municipality of Mazarambroz in full Montes de Toledo. The owners of The Chestnut farm and a few authorities where present at the event. The Royal ladies released two lynx that where born in 2014 in a breeding center. The lynx where released in an area … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Attend Easter Mass

  April 5, 2015 at 11:44 am by

As the Spanish royals do yearly on Easter day, they have attend Easter Mass in Mallorca. This year King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Infanta Leonor, Infanta Sofía and Queen Sofía attended. On arrival to the Palma de Mallorca Cathedral, the Spanish royals took a few minutes to pose for some pictures then the royals shook hand with a few priests before heading inside the cathedral for the mass. After the mass, … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Visits ‘The Music of Recycling’ Students

  February 3, 2015 at 9:10 am by

Queen Sofia of Spain yesterday was in Pozuelo de Alarcón, where she visited the project ‘The Music of Recycling’ that is supported by the Queen Sofia Foundation. During her visit at the Villapaz Reception Centre, Queen Sofia met with the twenty local students who take part in the project and was shown their instruments. The students were undergoing a test during the visit, so the Queen was able to see them … Continue reading

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