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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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Queen Sofia in New York

  November 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain is in New York this week attending the activities that annually are organized by the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. The Spanish Institute was founded in 1954 in New York and its main aim is to promote the culture of the Spanish-speaking world in the United States. The activities organized by the Institute to carry out such a task, are focusing mainly on particular aspects of “Spanish … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals welcome Pope Benedict XVI

  November 9, 2010 at 2:54 am by

Last Saturday, September 6th, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, arrived in Spain on the occasion of the beginning of his apostolic visit to Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona. The propose of the journey is to mark the Holy Year of Compostela, because the feast of St. James, July 25, fell on a Sunday this year, 2010 marks a holy year. The other focus of the trip was to consecrate … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia visits Panda Babies

  November 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm by

The last September 7th, a pair of twins panda were born at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium. The cubs were conceived through artificial insemination in a joint project of Madrid Zoo and veterinarian University in collaboration with the Care Center for Giant Panda in Chengdu, China. Today, the little cubs received the visit of Queen Sofia, who was very interested in all that had to do with the daily care this … Continue reading

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“VAMOS A GANAR” – Football Adventure for Spanish Royals

  July 20, 2010 at 7:52 am by

July 7th, Durban (South Africa), the octopus Paul predicts that Spain is about to win in match with Germany and, for the first time, achieve the final game at a World Cup of FIFA. Is not only Paul that is predicting about the match – Queen Sofía, very optimistic, also predicted that the Spanish team would win, a very simple “Vamos a ganar”. In fact, Spain won by a goal … Continue reading

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No to Terrorism!

  June 30, 2010 at 12:41 am by

On June 27th, for the very first time in the Congress of the Deputies, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofí­a presided over a ceremony in remembrance and tribute to the victims of terrorism. The reason of this date? On this same day, in 1960, the terrorist group ETA killed someone for the first time, a 22 month old baby, Begoña Urroz Ibarrola. So, after last March 11th, for the 6th … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos received Family visit

  May 10, 2010 at 9:54 am by

Since his admission in the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona last Saturday for a lung surgery, King Juan Carlos is receiving numbers of family visits and also institutional visits. The Prince of Asturias arrived yesterday from San Jose (Costa Rica), where he attended the Presidential Inauguration of Laura Chinchilla, and joined Princess Letizia to visit his father. At the end of the visit they had an informal meeting with the press … Continue reading

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Microcredit in Kenya – Cooperation Aid in Ethiopia

  April 11, 2010 at 5:45 am by

Early this week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain travelled to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit, an international meeting organized by the Microcredit Summit Campaign which took place from April 7th to 10th. More than 2,000 people from 40 countries worldwide were present at the meeting, whose main goal is to spread the use of the microfinance in order to eradicate poverty, especially in Africa … Continue reading

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Concert in Memory of Queen Victoria Eugenia

  February 4, 2010 at 8:42 am by

Yesterday, Queen Sofia of Spain, accompanied by the Prince of Asturias, attended a tribute concert in memory of the late Queen of Spain, H.M. Queen Victoria Eugenia, mostly know as Queen Ena, nee Princess Victoria Eugénie of Battenberg. The concert was held by the British Hispanic Foundation on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of Queen Ena. This foundation is a non-profit, private and cultural foundation, founded … Continue reading

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Sweden passes the EU Presidency to Spain

  January 13, 2010 at 4:35 am by

On January 8, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias, attended the gala of the official handing over of the presidency of the European Union’s council from Sweden to Spain, which will be held for the next six months. The Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, the Spanish Minister for Culture, Ángeles … Continue reading

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Numbers and Facts to Finish 2009

  December 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm by

In 2009, the members of royal family have attended a total of 716 activities, of which 439 took place within Spain and 277 abroad, reports the Household of The King in the annual balance of the royal family official engagements. According to the report we can conclude that Her Majesty the Queen Sofia is the hardest worker of the family; the 71 year old woman participated in 343 engagements during … Continue reading

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