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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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Spanish Christmas Greetings

  December 21, 2009 at 3:15 am by

As is usual since a few years, the Spanish Royal House published on its website their 2009 Christmas Cards, a few days before Christmas. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia chose for their greeting card a Nativity Scene, who represents the birth of Jesus. The three figures (Mary, Jesus and Joseph) belong to the National Treasury. They were made at the XVIII century when King Carlos III of Spain ordered … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child Celebrated in Stockholm

  November 21, 2009 at 6:09 am by

Various royals flocked to Stockholm these past two days, to attend events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child convention. A private seminar on the celebration was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm early on Thursday November 19th, and was attended by a large group of royal women: Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Paola … Continue reading

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Magnificent 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards Presentation Ceremony

  October 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm by

On Friday 23rd, the 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards took place at Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, Asturias. At 18:25, the Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived at theatre to preside over the ceremony. They were accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sofia, who always attends the ceremony, and by HRH Princess Alia of Jordan, a special guest who for the first time attended the event. Both watched the ceremony form the … Continue reading

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Lebanese President Visits Spain after 50 Years

  October 21, 2009 at 1:22 am by

The President of the Republic of Lebanon, General Michel Suleiman, and his wife, Wafaa Suleiman, arrived yesterday in Madrid to start a two-day state visit to Spain upon the invitation of Their Majesties, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The Presidential couple was welcomed with state honours by the King and Queen of Spain at Pardo Palace, where they will reside during their stay in Spain. Afterward, a private lunch … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia and the Alzheimers Project

  October 14, 2009 at 7:05 am by

Yesterday the Queen of Spain, as Executive Chairman of the Queen Sofia Foundation, attended a work meeting with the Minister of Science and Innovation, Carmen Garmendia, and directors of Instituto Carlos III at Zarzuela Palace. The main issue of the meeting was to inform the Queen on the Minister’s advances and projects in research of Alzheimer’s disease in Spain, as well as the plans which will allow Spain to join … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals celebrate National Day

  October 12, 2009 at 5:45 am by

Today, October 12, the Spanish Royal Family celebrated the Spanish National Day. King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infanta Elena, and the Duke and Duchess of Palma (who are back from Washington for a few days) arrived early in the morning at Plaza de Lima in Madrid where a military parade is taking place. Prior the event, His Majesty King Juan Carlos left a floral … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Returns to Greece

  October 8, 2009 at 4:33 am by

After her private visit to attend the baptism of Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie Chantal’s fifth child, Queen Sofia arrived yesterday at Thessaloniki from Athens, where she was since Monday, to attend the official inauguration of “El Miró de Mallorca” exhibition. The exhibition, which will run until February 5 2010, is organized by the Teloglio Foundation and Pilar i Joan Miro of Mallorca, and shows more than 400 works made … Continue reading

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Margrethe II Hosts IOC Luncheon, Opening Ceremony

  October 2, 2009 at 2:42 am by

The 121st International Olympic Committee Congress kicked off yesterday, with a luncheon hosted by HM Queen Margrethe II and the Opening Ceremony at the elegant Copenhagen Opera House. The day began with an early afternoon lunch at Amalienborg Palace, which was hosted by the Queen for the visiting IOC delegations from Spain, the US, Brazil and Japan. TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the luncheon … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family finishes their vacations

  August 31, 2009 at 4:39 am by

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias (the two gentlemen with a new look, btw), hosted Friday night, the traditional farewell dinner with representatives of the Baleares government, at Almudaina Palace. The Royal Family is in the habit of spending summer vacations in Marivent Palace at Mallorca , where they arrived at the beginning of August this year. As usual the Prince of … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Spain inaugurate Largest Telescope in the World

  July 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm by

On Friday, July 24, the King and Queen of Spain officially inaugurated the GTC (Gran Telescopio Canarias) or Grantecan, which is consider the most powerful and advanced telescope with which to observe the universe. The new “Crown Jewel” is situated at 2,400 meters above sea-level, in one of the top astronomical sites in the Northern Hemisphere: Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (RMO), on La Palma Island, a declared World Biosphere … Continue reading

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TV Movie about Queen Sofia to be Made

  July 20, 2009 at 8:06 am by

Spanish production company Sagrera Audiovisual and television channel Antena 3 will shortly begin filming a miniseries about the lesser-known life moments of Queen Sofia of Spain. According to El Mundo newspaper, the casting to choose the actors will take place next month and it is still unknown the name of the actress that will play the role of Queen Sofia. It’s also been reported that the filming will begin in … Continue reading

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G’day mate! Spanish Monarchs Say Hello from Down Under

  June 28, 2009 at 2:17 am by

The opening of Australia’s first Instituto Cervantes center was among the key highlights of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofi­a’s latest state visit to Australia. The visit comes at the heels of the King and Queen’s state visit to neighboring New Zealand, which ended just a day before they arrived in Oz. They were greeted by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Australian opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull, and Governor-General Quentin Bryce as … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to New Zealand: Day 2

  June 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm by

Today has been the second and final day of the State Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain. Today there were two ceremonies for the royal visitors, who spent the day in the capital city, Wellington. The first was a wreath laying at National War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Warrior; His Majesty laid a wreath. This was followed by a welcome ceremony at parliament, which … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to New Zealand: Day 1

  June 22, 2009 at 1:16 am by

Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain today began a brief state visit to New Zealand. They arrived late Sunday evening (local time) in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city; this after a brief stop-over in Singapore en route from Spain. The royal couple is in New Zealand with a high-powered business delegation, including Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos and the Secretary of State for Trade Silvia … Continue reading

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Former Greek King Out of Intensive Care

  June 5, 2009 at 5:30 am by

Greece’s Former King, Constantine II, is now out of the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Hospital and in a private room according to a message posted to the family’s site. The June 3 update says the King “is surrounded by family and is recovering satisfactorily.” The King is recovering from a scheduled open heart surgery and has had visits from his sisters, Queen Sophia of Spain and Princess Irene of … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Talks about Drugs in Barcelona

  June 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm by

Today, Queen Sofia of Spain attended in Barcelona the Congress, “Let’s talk about drugs. Families and Youth united for Prevention,” hosted by La Caixa Foundation and the Help against Drug Addiction Foundation (FAD), of which her Majesty is Honorary President. The congress’s main goal is to be a reflection forum which may help professionals to check, in a critical way, the prevention of the problems related the drugs. Also their … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia visits her Brother in Hospital

  June 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

Last Sunday, May 31, Queen Sofia and her sister Princess Irene of Greece flew from Santander, where the Queen was attending the celebration of the Spanish Armed Forces Day, to London on board a Ryanair flight to visit their brother Constantine II, Former King of Greece. King Constantine is recovering from a heart operation in the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington hospital.

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