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Last Day in Sweden for King Felipe and Queen Letizia

  November 25, 2021 at 4:58 pm by

On Thursday November 25, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia started the second and last day of the state visit to Sweden with a separate program. In the morning the King, along with King Carl Gustaf, attended a business meeting held at the Gran H√ītel at the presence of Swedish and Spanish businessmen. Then King Felipe and King Carl Gustav moved to the Technological Institute KTH in Stockholm to … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Begin State Visit to Sweden

  November 24, 2021 at 6:46 pm by

At the invitation of His Majesty the King of Sweden, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain started today, Wednesday November 23, a two-day state visit to Sweden. The King and Queen were greeted by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia at Royal Mews where the Royal Couples started a carriage ride to the Royal Palace where took place the official welcoming ceremony. In the courtyard of the … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Arrive In Sweden Ahead of State Visit

  November 23, 2021 at 4:40 pm by

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Sweden today, Tuesday November 23, ahead of their two-day state visit to the country. In late afternoon the King and the Queen attended a reception held at the Spanish embassy in Sweden where they met with a representative of the Spanish community living in Sweden. King Felipe and Queen Letizia are accompanied by several Ministers. ūüáłūüá™A su llegada … Continue reading

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State Visit from Italy to Spain

  November 18, 2021 at 1:47 pm by

The Italian President Sergio Mattarella, along with his daughter Laura, paid a two-day State Visit to Spain on Tuesday November 16. Upon their arrival in Spain, the President and his daughter were officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia. The welcoming ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Royal Palace where the King and the President inspected the battalion of the Royal Guard and the national … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Present the Award to the Exemplary Town of Asturias 2021

  October 24, 2021 at 2:37 pm by

Saturday October 23, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia, along with the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, paid a visit to Santa Mar√≠a del Puerto (Somiedo). The town won this years award of Exemplary Town of Asturias for ‚Äúembodying the model of mountain town that has known how to adapt to the new times.‚ÄĚ Upon their arrival they were received by local autorities and greeted the people who … Continue reading

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The Princess of Asturias Award 2021

  October 22, 2021 at 4:58 pm by

Today, Friday October 22, at around noon, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia, along with the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, attended several audiences at the Hotel de la Reconquista in Oviedo, ahead of the ceremony of the Princess of Asturias Awards. The King, the Queen and the Princesses met with the winners of the 2021 Asturias Medals, the winners of the “End of Degree 2019/2020” awards from … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Attend Princess of Asturias Awards Concert

  October 22, 2021 at 12:51 am by

Thursday October 21, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia, accompanied by the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, attended the annual concert held at the Prince Felipe Auditorium on the eve of the Princess of Asturias Awards. At the concert, after the National Anthem, the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra (OSPA) performed “Fantasia para un gentilhombre” and “Concierto de Aranjuez” under the direction of Josep Vicent. At the end … Continue reading

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Princesses Leonor and Alexia start School Year in Wales

  September 1, 2021 at 8:25 am by

Monday August 30, the Princess of Asturias, eldest daughter of the King and Queen os Spain and Princess Alexia, the second daughter of Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, has left Spain and the Netherlands to start their studies in the United Kingdom. The Princesses will complete the International Baccalaureate program at the United World College of the Atlantic (UWC Atlantic College) in Llantwit Major in … Continue reading

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Prince of Wales at Spanish impressionist exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

  March 13, 2019 at 5:53 pm by

On March 13, the Prince of Wales was accompanied by Queen Letizia of Spain as they attended an exhibition showcasing some of the works of Spanish impressionist painter Joaqu√≠n Sorolla y Bastida at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. Prince Charles’s cousin Lady Sarah Chatto was also part of the entourage that showed the pair around the exhibition; which showcased portraits and landscapes including that of Princess Beatrice of … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present National Innovation and Design Awards

  February 12, 2018 at 5:16 pm by

On Monday at the¬†Teatro del Bosque in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presented the 2017 edition of the National Innovation and Design Awards. The awards are run by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, to recognise Spanish “companies and professionals who have excelled during their exemplary carriers in the field of design or innovation”, with the essential factor of “increasing competitiveness and economic performance, as … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present Gold Medals of Merit For The Fine Arts

  February 6, 2018 at 2:33 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain were in Malaga on Tuesday, where they presented the 2016 Gold Medals of Merit for The Fine Arts during a ceremony at the¬†Centre Pompidou de M√°laga. The medals, awarded on the recommendation of the Minister of Education, Sports, and Culture, are designed to honour individuals and groups who have “excelled int he field of artistic creation” or “promoting the teaching, development and dissemination of … Continue reading

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Princess Leonor Invested With The Order of The Golden Fleece

  January 30, 2018 at 3:41 pm by

In a formal ceremony at the Royal Palace of Madrid on Tuesday at noon, the 12-year-old Princess of Asturias was invested with the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece by her father, King Felipe VI, to mark his fiftieth birthday. “Today, the Princess of Asturias receives the Collar of the Golden Fleece, deeply rooted in the history of Spain and Europe. An Order that for centuries has been … Continue reading

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King Felipe of Spain At 50: A Photo Retrospective

  January 30, 2018 at 6:00 am by

His Majesty The King of Spain today celebrates his fiftieth birthday. He was born on January 30, 1968 in Madrid as the only son of the-then Prince Juan and Princess Sofia of Spain. Felipe was educated in Spain and Canada, before studying law at the Autonomous University of Madrid and completing a Master of Science in International Relations¬†at Georgetown University’s Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service. As a Prince, … Continue reading

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King Felipe Receives Adolfo Su√°rez Human Rights Defence Award

  January 15, 2018 at 5:47 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain were present at the Victims of¬†Terrorism Foundation Awards at the¬†Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sof√≠a in Madrid on Monday. During the ceremony, King Felipe was presented with the¬†Adolfo Su√°rez Human Rights Defence Award, in “recognition of the proximity and closeness that the Crown has always shown to victims of terrorist barbarism”. He was presented with the award by the President of … Continue reading

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A New Stamp For The Spanish King’s Fiftieth Birthday

  January 11, 2018 at 10:29 am by

The national postal service of Spain, Correos, has released a new stamp to mark King Felipe VI’s fiftieth birthday at the end of the month. The 1‚ā¨¬†stamp bears a new portrait of the King, and will be available for purchase from January 30th, the King’s birthday. There will be 200,000 sheets of the stamp printed. King Felipe was born on January 30th, 1968, the youngest child and only son of … Continue reading

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Family Photo Released From King Juan Carlos’s Private Birthday Luncheon

  January 6, 2018 at 7:00 am by

The Spanish Royal Court has published a family photograph taken on Friday during a private luncheon hosted at Zarzuela Palace to celebrate King Juan Carlos’s eightieth birthday. King Juan Carlos is shown with his wife, Queen Sofia, and two of his children, King Felipe VI and Infanta Elena; daughter-in-law Queen Letizia; and four of his eight grandchildren: Infantas Leonor and Sof√≠a, and Felipe and Victoria de Marichalar¬†y Borb√≥n. Among the … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos’s Milestone Eightieth Birthday: Photo Retrospective

  January 5, 2018 at 2:00 am by

Spain’s King Juan Carlos I, the former reigning monarch, today celebrates his eightieth birthday. He was born in 1938 in Rome, the elder son of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona – son of Alfonso XIII, the last Spanish King before the monarchy was abolished – and his wife,¬†Princess Mar√≠a de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Juan Carlos was officially named the¬†successor to Spain’s dictator, General√≠simo¬†Francisco Franco, in 1969 – upon … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to Morocco Postponed Until March

  January 3, 2018 at 6:20 pm by

The¬†Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to the Spanish media on Wednesday afternoon that the King and Queen’s state visit to Morocco that was due to take place next week has been postponed. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were meant to pay a visit to Moroccan King Mohammed VI between January 9 and 11, visiting three cities: Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier. Instead, the visit will now take place in … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Host Gala Banquet For Visiting Israeli President

  November 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a gala banquet this evening at the Royal Palace of Madrid in honour of their visiting guests, the President and First Lady of Israel.¬†President¬†Reuven Rivlin and his wife,¬†Nechama, are on a two-day state visit to Spain to mark thirty years of bilateral relations between the two countries. After greeting all the evening’s guests alongside the President and First Lady, the official … Continue reading

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White Tweed For Spain’s Queen At ‘Rey Jaime I’ Awards

  October 30, 2017 at 3:39 pm by

The Queen of Spain donned a white tweed dress¬†as she presented the 29th edition of the¬†‘Rey Jaime I’ Awards in Valencia.¬†While the frock¬†was a timeless classic, many were not enthralled by the shiny silver belt Letizia chose to accessorise with. Queen Letizia¬†presented a number of professors and scholars with the award, which aims to unite research, science and businesses across Spain to promote development. The Queen in her speech during … Continue reading

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