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King and Queen of Spain Baltic Tour: Day Two – Latvia

  May 6, 2009 at 10:51 am by

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia are visiting Latvia, the second stop on their Baltic tour. Their Majesties arrived at its capital, Riga, yesterday afternoon. Never before has a Spanish Head of State visited this country. The King and Queen were welcomed by the President of Latvia, Valdis Zatlers, and his wife, Lilita Zatlere, at Riga Castle. In order to mark their state visit King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia … Continue reading

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The King and Queen of Spain start Baltic Tour: Day One – Estonia

  May 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm by

Yesterday, May 5, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia began a tour of the Baltic states in Estonia, marking their first state visit to this country, although the Estonian President made a state visit to Spain in July 2007. Their Majesties arrived on Monday at Tallin, where they were welcomed by the President of Estonia, Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and his wife, Evelin Ilves. After a brief meeting in the … Continue reading

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Tres Bien: French Presidential Couple make High-Profile Visit to Spain

  May 2, 2009 at 8:01 am by

It promised to be a headline-grabber from the start, and grab headlines it did. The first state visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni to Spain last April 27 and 28 was definitely an affair no media entity would want to pass. The flashy Sarkozy arrived in Spain on April 27 and was given all the pomp and trappings of the arrival ceremony given to any … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Spain support Madrid 2016

  April 29, 2009 at 6:32 am by

Madrid is back as a candidate city to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain want to give all their “royal” support. With that aim, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will preside over the Spanish delegation that will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2nd, where the announcement of the 2016 host city will take place. Madrid will compete with … Continue reading

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Spain’s King and Queen Schedule Next State Visits

  April 23, 2009 at 4:48 am by

Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, upon the invitation of President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of the Republic of Estonia, will pay a state visit to Estonia on May 4-5, 2009. Also on May 5, at the end of their visit to Estonia, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will travel to Latvia, upon the invitation of the President Valdis Zatlere to make another state visit, which will finish … Continue reading

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State Visit from India to Spain Continues

  April 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm by

On the second day of her visit to Spain, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil attended a meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, in which they talked about the current financial crisis, the commercial relations between India and Spain and their cooperation in the fight against terrorism. After the meeting, representatives of both governments signed three bilateral agreements in the fields of agriculture, tourism and industry in the … Continue reading

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Mathilde voted most popular European princess by PdV

  April 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm by

Princess Mathilde was voted the most popular and best future Queen Consort by a poll of the French royalty magazine Point de Vue. She received 47,8% of the votes, and led the poll by a large margin. Second in the poll was the Dutch Princess Máxima (21,1%), closely followed by Letizia, the Princess of Asturias (17,8%). Only 10% of the votes went to Mary of Denmark, and Mette-Marit of Norway … Continue reading

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State Visit from India to Spain Begins

  April 22, 2009 at 1:46 am by

The Indian President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil accompanied by her husband Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat, arrived this morning at Madrid Airport to begin, for the first time in Indian and Spanish history, a State Visit to Spain. The Indian President was welcomed by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain in an official ceremony at Pardo Palace, the official residence of Head of States during State Visits. Among other … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Award the Cervantes Prize 2008

  April 21, 2009 at 5:44 am by

As per tradition, yesterday Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias, hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace for representatives of the letter-writing world to commemorate the grant of the Cervantes Prize 2008. The Miguel de Cervantes Prize was founded in 1974 and it is awarded annually by the Ministry of Culture, whose main goal is to honour the lifetime achievement … Continue reading

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Spain National Awards for Sports

  March 31, 2009 at 3:12 pm by

Yesterday, the Spanish Royal Family attended at the Royal Palace the official ceremony of delivery of National Sports for Awards 2009. The awards are hosted by the National Council for Sports, whose principal intention is to reward the more outstanding Spanish sportsman, associations and sports institutions of the year. Among others winners, this year the “Queen Sofia Award” goes to tennis players Virginia Ruano and Ana Isabel Medina, who won … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia visits El Jerte

  March 26, 2009 at 5:17 pm by

Yesterday Queen Sofia made a private visit to one of the most beautiful Spanish landscapes in spring, El Valle del Jerte. El Valle del Jerte is a valley dedicated to cherry production, located in the community of Extremadura, western Spain, near the Portuguese border. It is more than 40 miles long and contains 15,000 acres of cherries, the biggest planted cherry production in the world. Right before the cherry trees … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia’s Audiences

  March 26, 2009 at 12:18 pm by

Today the Queen of Spain met with Mary Ellen Iskenderian, chairwoman of Women’s World Banking, and Jennifer Nkuene Riria, General Director of Kenya Women’s Finance Trust. Both ladies are in Spain for the “La microfinanciación en África y Asia” (Micro Funding in Africa and Asia) international conference, hosted by the Casa Africa and Casa Asia. The conference will tackle the role of the enterprising women who have successfully directed institutions … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Pays Tribute to the Spanish Mass Media

  March 6, 2009 at 10:24 am by

Yesterday, Queen Sofia attended an event in Madrid, where the Help Against Drug-Addiction Foundation (FAD) paid tribute to the Spanish mass media, thanking them for their support and collaboration through the years. The FAD, of which Queen Sofia is Honorary President, is a non-profit private institution, whose principal mission is the prevention of drug consumption and its consequences. The collaboration between the FAD and the media began in 1986 when … Continue reading

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The Spanish Tiaras

  March 4, 2009 at 5:12 pm by

The Shell Tiara, by Mellerio The Shell Tiara, made of platinum and diamonds forming shells with pear-shaped pearls dangling from their centres, dates back to Queen Isabella II who offered it to her daughter Infanta Maria Isabel on the occasion of her wedding to Prince Gaetano of Bourbon-Two Sicilies in 1868. The Shell Tiara was inherited by her nephew King Alfonso XIII who passed it on to his son Don … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Awards 2008

  March 4, 2009 at 6:31 am by

Today, Her Majesty the Queen of Spain presented the 2008 Queen Sofia Awards for Disability Prevention and Universal Accessibility to the Municipalities, in a ceremony at Zarzuela Palace. The awards are organized by the Royal Board of Disability, of which the Queen is Honorary President. The mission of this charity is to encourage prevention of impairments, rehabilitation and social integration of people with disabilities. These issues were established some time … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Visit Florida

  February 22, 2009 at 7:44 pm by

After their state visit to Jamaica King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia headed to Pensacola and Miami in Florida, USA. The visit started on February 18, when their Majesties attended the commemorative events marking the 450th anniversary of the founding of the Santa María settlement, the first Spanish settlement in the US, in Pensacola Bay by Tristán de Luna y Arellano. The next day, the King and Queen met with … Continue reading

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Caribbean Tour by the King and Queen of Spain

  February 19, 2009 at 7:24 pm by

This week King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain are making State visits to Trinidad and Tobago and to Jamaica. The King and Queen began this week by travelling to Trinidad and Tobago. On their arrival at Port-of-Spain their Majesties were welcomed by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, and later they met with Professor George Maxwell Richards, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia’s Co-operation Trips

  January 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm by

It is usual to see the Queen of Spain in some of her well-known trips to the needy countries all over the world. This year, from 18 to 22 January, Her Majesty visited the Dominican Republic and Haiti. At her arrival in the Dominican Republic the Queen went to the Co-operation’s Technical Office, in which she saw the different projects of cooperation that will be visited in the successive days. … Continue reading

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