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The 2012 Prince of Asturias Awards

  October 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm by

The 2012 prestigious Prince of Asturias Awards took place last Friday, October 26th, in Oviedo, the historical capital of the Principality of Asturias. Shortly before noon on Thursday October 25th, the Prince and Princess of Asturias granted a series of audiences at the Council Room of the Reconquista Hotel in Oviedo. Later that evening, the Prince and Princess of Asturias attended a concert at the Auditorio Principe Felipe in Oviedo. … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia’s Visit to Bolivia

  October 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm by

October 15th-19th, 2012 Her Majesty Queen Sofia embarked on a four-day visit to the Republic of Bolivia from October 15th until October 19th. Queen Sofia was accompanied on this visit by the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Latin America, Jesus Gracia. The aim of the visit was to reaffirm that Bolivia will remain a priority for aid by the Spanish Government, despite the dire economic climate … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2012

  October 15, 2012 at 9:32 am by

On Friday October 12th, the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual National Day celebrations in Madrid. Members of the Royal Family present this year were the King and Queen, the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo. Notably absent this year was the presence of Infanta Cristina and her husband the Duke Consort of Palma de Mallorca. Also notable this year was the fact that … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Ladies Support Red Cross Fundraising Day

  October 14, 2012 at 5:11 am by

October 10th, 2012 – Madrid As on previous “Día de la Banderita”, female members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over Madrid’s “Día de la Banderita de la Cruz Roja Española” or Red Cross Day. Attending this years fundraising stalls were Queen Sofia, Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena. Her Majesty arrived at the Carrera de San Jerónimo in Madrid at twelve noon and was greeted with loud bursts of applause … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals attend Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Anniversary

  October 11, 2012 at 6:47 am by

October 8th, 2012 Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended the twentieth anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. The King and Queen were accompanied by Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. To coincide with the anniversary celebrations, Their Majesties opened the exhibition “Gauguin and the Trip to the Exotic”, which features over 100 works by 19th century French Post-Impressionist artist, Paul Gaugin. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum was … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Visits Areas hit by Spanish Floods

  October 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm by

October 5th, 2012 Queen Sofia paid a visit to some of the areas affected by the recent terrible flash flooding in Andalusia and Murcia. The devastating late September floods left eleven people dead. On October 5th,Queen Sofia arrived by helicopter to the town of Puerto Lumbreras and Her Majesty later went on to visit the towns of Villanueva del Rosario and Pueblo Laguna de Vera, where much of the area … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Honour Regimiento de Caballería Acorazado “Alcántara”

  October 2, 2012 at 6:10 am by

October 1st, 2012 – Madrid The Spanish Royal Family presided over a solemn military ceremony in the courtyard of the Palacio Real in Madrid for the imposition of the Distinguished Cross San Fernando to the Alcantara Regimental Cavalry Banner. Present today were The King, Queen, Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infantas Elena and Pilar, Infanta Margarita and her husband the Duke of Soria, Infante Carlos and his wife Princess Anne. … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Hosts Dinner for Balearic Authorities

  August 17, 2012 at 9:59 am by

August 8th,2012 – Palma de Mallorca His Majesty the King hosted the annual dinner for the Balearic Islands’ authorities at the the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Palma de Mallorca. King Juan Carlos was joined by the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Notably absent was Infanta Elena and her younger sister, Infanta Cristina and her husband, who have all been present over the past few years. … Continue reading

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Spanish Summer Holidays 2012 Begin

  July 31, 2012 at 9:17 am by

Members of the Spanish Royal Family have arrived on the Balearic Island of Mallorca to begin their traditional Summer Holiday on the island. On Sunday, Her Majesty the Queen arrived at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca, where she was joined by Infanta Elena and her children, Felipe Juan Froilan and Victoria, and also the four children of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca – Juan, Pablo, Miguel … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Presides Over Spanish Olympic Reception in London

  July 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm by

London, England – July 26th, 2012 Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain presided over a reception at the Spanish Embassy in London in honour of the Spanish Olympic Team. The Queen was accompanied by her sister-in-law, Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain. Also present was the Spanish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, the Mayor of Madrid, the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, and the Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: Competitors

  July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am by

There is just over six hours to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad! Our third and final blog entry focusing on combined royal and Olympic history showcases royals who have themselves competed in an Olympic Games. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Stockholm 1912 Prince Friedrich Karl competed for the German team in the team jumping event, winning a bronze medal for his efforts. Grand … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family host Audience for Olympic Team

  July 24, 2012 at 7:32 am by

Madrid – July 23rd, 2012 Members of the Spanish Royal Family hosted an audience for the Spanish Olympic Team at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid earlier today. Present were Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias. After meeting the team, the King delivered a speech wishing the team ‘much success’ and the King also expressed his thoughts for … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia’s Visit to the Philippines

  July 3, 2012 at 8:46 am by

July 2nd,2012 Her Majesty The Queen embarked on a five-day visit to the Philippines on Monday July 2nd, 2012. Queen Sofia was accompanied by the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Latin America and was warmly received with full honours at the Ninoy Aquino Airport in Manila. This visit by Queen Sofia is her third visit to the Philippines and follows previous visits in 2002 and 2003. The … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia attends “India en Concierto”

  June 25, 2012 at 9:21 am by

Madrid – June 19th, 2012 Her Majesty the Queen attended the “India en Concierto” concert at the Caxia Forum in Madrid on Tuesday June 19th. Her Majesty was accompanied by her younger sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of Greece, the Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism, Elizabeth Borrego, and the Indian Ambassador to Spain. The concert was organised by the Indian Embassy in collaboration with the Indian Council for … Continue reading

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Closing Ceremony of the ‘Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia’

  June 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm by

Madrid – June 12th, 2012 Her Majesty The Queen presided over the closing ceremony of the 2011/2012 School of Music Reina Sofia at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid on Tuesday June 12th. Queen Sofia was accompanied by Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria and Hernani and her husband Don Carlos Zurita, Duke of Soria and Hernani. The Queen arrived tenderly linking her blind sister-in-law by the arm and both royal … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Opens “The Last Raphael” Exhibition

  June 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

Madrid – June 11th,2012 Her Majesty The Queen has presided over the opening of the “The Last Raphael” exhibition at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Queen Sofia was accompanied by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Mr Jesus Posada, the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, Mr Gianfranco Fini and the Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Mr José Ignacio Wert. This major exhibition is … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Preside Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 3, 2012 at 7:00 am by

Valladolid – June 2nd, 2012 Their Majesties The King and Queen were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias to the historic city of Valladolid in north-central Spain to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony. The Prince and Princess have just returned from a busy three-day official visit to Portugal. His Majesty The King was noticeably aided by the use of a crutch … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina, Children Return to Spain for Funeral

  May 12, 2012 at 7:20 am by

Vitoria – May 12th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma and her four children, Don Juan Valentín, Don Pablo Nicolás, Don Miguel and Doña Irene Urdangarín, have returned to Spain for the funeral of the children’s paternal grandfather. The father of the Duke of Palma, Juan María Urdangarín, died on Thursday, May 10th aged 79, following a long illness. His son, Don Inaki Urdangarín, had … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia’s Visit to Washington, D.C.

  May 11, 2012 at 9:34 am by

April 30th, 2012 Earlier last week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia made a private family visit to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 10th birthday of her grandson, Don Miguel Urdangarín. His Excellency is the third son of Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca and Don Inaki Urdangarín, Duke Consort of Palma de Mallorca.The family are currently residing in Washington, DC, since 2009. Don Miguel was born at Barcelona’s … Continue reading

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No Official Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

  May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am by

Zarzuela, Madrid The Spanish Royal Court has announced that there will be no official celebration to mark the 50th golden wedding anniversary of Their Majesties on May 14th. The announcement has left many Spanish royal watchers surprised, but given the recent controversy surrounding the King and his ill-advised hunting trip and accident in Botswana, perhaps the King is looking to maintain a low profile. In stark contrast when Their Majesties … Continue reading

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