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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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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Sydney 2000

  August 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

The first Olympics of the new millennium were held in Sydney, Australia and several royals made the trek “Down Under” for the event (one even managed to find a wife – while another’s was in the pool!). Vamos!: Prince Felipe cheers on Spain’s men’s handball team during a match against Sweden. Also present are Queen Sofia, a pregnant Infanta Cristina and her eldest son Juan (starring wide-eyed at his uncle’s antics) … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Athens 2004

  August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games returned to their home country of Greece for the first time in over 100 years. Spain’s Queen Sofia shows off her snaps to former Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne brings her trusty sports uniform to Greece – a Team GB bucket hat and wrap-around sunglasses – as she watches the slalom canoe final. The Danes – Prince Henrik, Queen … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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A Family Dinner in Mallorca Kicks Off The Borbons’ Summer Holiday

  July 31, 2016 at 9:18 pm by

The Borbons spend a few weeks each summer in Palma de Mallorca, and this evening was the first occasion a large portion of the family was together for this year’s holiday. King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, Leonor and Sofia, Infanta Elena and her two children Felipe and Victoria, and King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were all seen leaving Flaningan Restaurante in Portals Nous after dinner. Earlier … Continue reading

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Spain’s Two Queens Celebrate Drug Foundation’s 30th Anniversary

  June 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm by

The current and former Queens of Spain – Letizia and Sofia – today were helped mark the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD) in a special ceremony in Madrid, which also honoured Queen Sofia’s work for the charity over the years. Queen Letizia, who wore a simple pale pink skirt and matching blouse with black chiffon detailing, praised FAD for “supporting all without hurting, or … Continue reading

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King Simeon Presents Spanish Edition of Autobiography ‘A Single Destiny’

  June 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm by

In the presence of his family and the former Kings of Spain, Bulgaria’s last King – and a former Prime Minister – Simeon presented the Spanish translation of his autobiography Simeon II of Bulgaria: A Single Destiny at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. At the conclusion of the presentation, King Simeon specifically thanked King Juan Carlos, his good friend for over five decades, for all his … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens An Exhibition In Madrid With King Felipe And Queen Letizia

  May 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

Today, Monday May 30, Princess Beatrix was present at the opening of an exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid along with King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. Embed from Getty Images The exhibition called “El Bosco” was organized to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, a Dutch painter born around 1450’s. In the Prado Museum, major work of the Dutch painter from the Royal … 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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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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