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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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King Felipe & Queen Letizia Visit Boal, Prince of Asturias Award Winner

  October 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia yesterday paid a visit to the town of Boal, in Asturias’s west, which was named this year’s Exemplary Town of Asturias. The King and Queen were shown around the town by its Mayor, Jose Antonio Barrientos, and other officials, visiting a laundry centre, a primary school and the House of Beekeeping. During the official portion of the visit – where the town was officially declared the … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Officially Signs Abdication Act

  June 18, 2014 at 11:58 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain today signed the abdication act which gave the Kingship to his son, Felipe. The signing took place at the Royal Palace in Madrid, where the abdication act was signed with a golden pen. King Juan Carlos was applauded as he made his way back to his seat, where, in a symbolic act, switched places with his son after an emotional hug to highlight the … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos I’s Last Official Act

  June 18, 2014 at 8:46 am by

His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sofia hosted a Luncheon for members of the Spanish Government yesterday at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. This luncheon marked the last Official act by Their Majesties as King & Queen of Spain. Attending yesterdays luncheon were the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, President of the Senate Pio Garcia Escudero, President of the Constitutional Court, Francisco Pérez … Continue reading

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State Visit From Mexico to Spain

  June 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm by

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, accompanied by his wife, Angélica Rivera, began a state visit to the Kingdom of Spain on Monday June 9th. The King and Queen presided over the official welcoming ceremony at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid. Following this, the President and First Lady travelled the short distance to the Zarzuela Palace, where the King and Queen hosted a luncheon. They were joined by … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos I Presides Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 9, 2014 at 2:01 am by

The King and Queen of Spain were accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony in Madrid on June 8th. This very solemn military ceremony is a tribute to all fallen soldiers on Armed Forces Day and this year took place on the Plaza de la Lealtad in Madrid. The Plaza de la Lealtad also houses the Spanish War Memorial … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Speaks at UNICEF Annual Session

  June 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm by

The Queen of Spain is currently on a three day visit to New York City. Despite the news of the abdication of her husband, King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia continued with her official plans and her official visit began in New York City on Tuesday. Queen Sofia, as a special guest, attended the annual session of the UNICEF Executive Board at the United Nations headquarters. The Queen gave a speech where she remembered … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Double Canonisation at the Vatican

  April 27, 2014 at 9:38 am by

Catholic royals from across Europe were present at the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II today at the Vatican. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, former King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Aglaë of Liechtenstein were amongst the million plus there for the mass, which was … Continue reading

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Easter Holidays with the Spanish Royal Family

  April 22, 2014 at 6:22 am by

Members of the Spanish Royal Family arrived on the Balearic Island of Mallorca during the Holy Week to start the traditional short Easter Holidays at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca. Earlier last week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia accompanied by her younger sister, HRH Princess Irene of Greece were the first royal arrivals on the island. On Holy Tuesday, The Queen and her sister attended the German Requiem concert … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Honours the Duke of Suárez

  March 27, 2014 at 7:43 am by

On Sunday March 23rd, Adolfo Suárez, 1st Duke of Suárez and Spain’s first post-Franco Prime Minister passed away aged 81. Born on September 25th, 1932 in Cebreros, Spain he went onto hold several political posts in the last years of the Franco Regime. In July 1976, King Juan Carlos appointed  Suárez as President of the Government of Spain (Prime Minister), a post he held until 1981. Together with King Juan … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia of Spain Visits Guatemala

  March 19, 2014 at 7:43 pm by

March 19th, 2014 Queen Sofia of Spain is currently on a three-day cooperation visit to the Republic of Guatemala. The Spanish Queen Consort arrived in Guatemala City accompanied by the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Latin America on March 18th. Shortly after arriving in Guatemala City, the Queen met with the President at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura. Following this meeting, Queen Sofia accompanied by the First … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Release Christmas Cards

  December 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm by

The Spanish Royal Court has released the official 2013 Spanish Royal Family Christmas cards this week. The first card was from the King and Queen, which featured a 16th century Nativity scene – the “Adoration of the Shepherds” – by Italian painter Jacopo Bassano, which forms part of the Collection of the National Museum of the Prado in Madrid. The second card released featured the Prince and Princess of Asturias … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Preside Over National Sports Awards

  December 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm by

December 2nd, 2013 The Spanish Royal Family presided over the 2013 National Sports Awards which were held at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid on December 2nd. Presiding over the 2013 Awards was Queen Sofia, who was accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo. King Juan Carlos was absent this year, as he is still in recovery from his hip operation. The annual … Continue reading

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