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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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Queen Sofia hosts Dinner in Queen Silvia’s Honour at the Zarzuela Palace

  April 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm by

Madrid – April 20th, 2012 Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain welcomed Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden to the Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid on Friday April 20th. The King and Queen of Sweden are currently on a private visit to Spain, where the King will preside over the 63rd World Scout Foundation in Madrid. In a warm display of mutual affection, both queens entered the Palacio de … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family attend 2012 Easter Sunday Mass

  April 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm by

Palma de Mallorca – April 8th, 2012 Members of the Spanish Royal Family attended the traditional Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca earlier today. Present this year were Their Majesties The King and Queen, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias along with Their Royal Highnesses the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena of Spain. The Royal Family were greeted outside the … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family celebrate Easter in Palma de Mallorca

  April 8, 2012 at 6:20 am by

The Spanish Royal Family have started to arrive on the Balearic Island of Mallorca for the annual family gathering and Easter holiday. Her Majesty The Queen arrived on the island earlier this week, and will be joined at the Palacio de Marivent by His Majesty The King and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena The Infanta Cristina is not expected … Continue reading

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King and Queen at XXIX International Journalism Awards 2012

  March 29, 2012 at 7:52 am by

Madrid – March 28th Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain presided over the Eighth “Don Quijote” and XXIX International Journalism Awards 2012 ceremony at Casa de America on Wednesday March 28th in Madrid. The King and Queen were accompanied to the awards ceremony by the Deputy Prime Minister and several other leading dignitaries. The awards recognize and highlight quality reporting published either in Spanish or … Continue reading

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Presentation of Credentials & Diplomatic Corps Reception

  January 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm by

On Monday January 10, 2012, His Majesty the King recieved the credentials of new ambassadors from Tunisia, Sweden, Pakistan, Andorra, Romania and Ecuador. This very formal ceremony always takes place at the Palacio Real in Madrid. On January 24th, 2012, the Royal Family presided over the annual reception for the Diplomatic Corps at the Palacio Real in Madrid. Present this year were Their Majesties the King and Queen and Their … Continue reading

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Royal Family Preside Over Pascua Militar Celebrations

  January 20, 2012 at 9:07 am by

January 06, 2012 – Madrid, Spain Members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual Pascua Militar celebrations in Madrid on January 6th, the Roman Catholic Feast of the Epiphany. The traditional ceremony started at noon and took place at the Palacio Real in Madrid. His Majesty The King, in the presence of the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias, reviewed members of the armed forces and … Continue reading

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King Presides over the State Opening of the Cortes

  January 8, 2012 at 8:18 am by

December 27th, 2011 – Madrid His Majesty King Juan Carlos I, accompanied by Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias, presided over the State Opening of the Cortes on December 27th. The Royal Party arrived at the Cortes with a mounted military escort, where they were greeted by the new Prime Minister and other dignitaries. Noticably absent from the solemn opening ceremony of … Continue reading

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The Prince of Asturias Awards 2011

  October 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm by

The 2011 prestigious Prince of Asturias Awards took place last Friday October 21st, 2011 in Oviedo, the historical capital of the Principality of Asturias. Shortly before noon on Thursday, both Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia 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 Prince Felipe Auditorium. The awards ceremony took place on Friday … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2011

  October 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm by

On 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, Infanta Elena and the Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca. The celebrations started with a military parade in Madrid, during which His Majesty The King saluted members of the Spanish Armed Forces. By all … Continue reading

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Enactments & Engagements at The Zarzuela Palace

  September 30, 2011 at 12:06 am by

Madrid, Tuesday September 27th, 2011 His Majesty The King had a busy day at his Madrid residence, The Zarzuela Palace, on Tuesday. The day started at the Audience Hall of the Palace of Zarzuela, where His Majesty gave his signature and endorsed the amendment to Section 135 of the Spanish Constitution. Her Majesty The Queen and the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Zapatero, were also present. King Juan Carlos I then … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia at Concert by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra

  September 24, 2011 at 12:24 am by

Madrid, Thursday September 22nd, 2011. Her Majesty The Queen attended a concert performed by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid. Queen Sofia was accompanied to the concert by her younger sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of Greece. The Queen and her sister were greeted by the director of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr Zubin Mehta. Both Queen Sofia and Princess Irene are longtime lovers … Continue reading

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State Visit from Qatar to Spain

  April 21, 2011 at 9:26 am by

HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser will begin a state visit to Spain from April the 25th-27th, 2011. The Emir & Sheikha Mozah will officially be welcomed in El Pardo Royal Palace by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The welcome ceremony will be followed by a lunch where not only the king and Queen will attend but also Their Royal … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall visit Spain

  April 2, 2011 at 6:16 am by

After visiting Portugal, the princely couple have moved on to Spain where they were greeted by Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia at Palacio Del Pardo in Madrid. The Prince of Wales went on to meet business men in the Community of Madrid and then to a Reception at the British Embassy. We saw a beautiful display of gowns and jewels from Camilla and Letizia at the gala dinner on the evening of … Continue reading

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