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Wedding of Felipe and Letizia – 22nd May 2004

  May 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm by

Crown Prince Felipe and Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano were married on the 22nd May 2004 in the Alumdena Cathedral, Madrid. The orginal festivites for the wedding were cancelled due to the train attacks in Madrid that March. A few days before the wedding on the 17th May the Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and his wife hosted a lunch for the couple. Letizia wore a beautiful yet simple yellow suit … Continue reading

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Prince of Asturias attends Google Forum

  May 19, 2009 at 11:47 am by

H.R.H. the Prince of Asturias attended yesterday in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, the meeting “Zeitgeist Europe 2009″, a series of conferences where business people and political leaders mostly discuss current topics of interest. The meeting has been organized since 2006 by Google, 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. The conference will last for two days and also will be attended by the Prince of Wales, the Crown Prince … Continue reading

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President of Colombia’s Working Visit to Spain

  April 30, 2009 at 4:05 am by

After the state visit of President Nicholas Sarkozy, yesterday the King of Spain welcomed the President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, for a two-day official visit to Spain, although his visit was outshone by the French state visit. President Uribe arrived in Spain on Tuesday, and while the Royal Family farewelled their French guests, Uribe meet with the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, at Moncloa Palace, where they talked … 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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Prince and Princess of Asturias Celebrates Larra’s Bicentenary

  March 25, 2009 at 2:44 pm by

Yesterday evening in Madrid the Prince and Princess of Asturias presided over the opening of the activities to commemorate the Bicentenary of the birth of Spanish writer and journalist Mariano José de Larra. Among other activities, there will be a cycle of conferences in the Cultural club of Madrid, a meeting about Larra at the International University Menéndez Pelayo of Santander, and exhibitions, round tables, and a congress about mass … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia in New York

  March 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm by

On 16 and 17 March, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia visited New York, along with the Spanish Industry Minister, as part of the “Made in Spain/Made by Spain” initiative. On Monday 16 March they visited the Public Library of New York, where they met with importers and sellers of Spanish books, and attended a lunch held by the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the Metropolitan Club, where Prince Felipe gave … Continue reading

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Concert “In Memoriam”

  March 11, 2009 at 6:52 pm by

Today is the fifth anniversary of Spain’s worst terrorist attacks. On the occasion, the Prince and the Princess of Asturias attended the Concert “In Memoriam” in honor of the victims. The concert was organized by Fundacion Victimas del Terrorismo (Victims of Terrorism Foundation) and was performed by the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, directed by Jose Ramon Encinar. On the morning of March 11, 2004 (two months before the … Continue reading

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Establishment of the Prince of Girona Foundation

  March 11, 2009 at 7:23 am by

Yesterday it was announced that a new foundation, the Prince of Girona Foundation, will be established in Spain. The Honorary President will be Prince Felipe of Spain. As heir to the Spanish Crown, Prince Felipe holds the title Prince of Girona. Four companies linked to Girona (Girona Camber of Commerce, Caixa Girona, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and La Caixa) will be founders of the new institution, whose main goals are “The … Continue reading

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Preparations for the Prince of Asturias Awards 2009 Have Begun

  February 10, 2009 at 12:04 pm by

The call for the 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards is now open. The Foundation has begun distributing the pamphlet containing the official announcement for candidatures and rules for the Prince of Asturias Awards 2009. There are eight awards: Communication and Humanities, Arts, Letters, Social Sciences, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Sports, and Concord. Each of the eight recipients is awarded 50,000 euros, a sculpture by Joan Miro, a diploma, … Continue reading

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Working Birthday for the Prince of Asturias

  January 31, 2009 at 1:47 pm by

Last January 30 the Prince and the Princess of Asturias visited the city of Yecla, a town in the northernmost part of Murcia. The Princes’ first stop was to preside over a working meeting of the Arema Association. After the meeting, Their Royal Highnesses signed the Honor Book of Yecla’s Furniture Fair, and the Arema Association presented them with gifts, including books about the town of Yecla and two gold … Continue reading

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