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Queen Letizia Turns 50

  September 15, 2022 at 8:01 am by

Her Majesty Queen Letizia celebrates her 50th birthday today. She was born Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano on September 15, 1972 in Oviedo. Daughter of Jesus Ortiz Alvarez and Paloma Rocasolano Rodriguez, the Queen has two sisters, Telma and Erika (died in 2007). Letizia started her schooling in Oviedo and completed her education in Madrid, at the Ramiro de Maeztu Institute. Then Letizia studied at the Complutense University of Madrid where she … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Present The Princess of Girona Foundation Awards

  July 5, 2022 at 8:17 pm by

Yesterday, Monday July 4th, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses the Princess of Asturias and Girona and the Infanta Doña Sofía, presented the 2022 Princess of Girona Foundation Awards in a ceremony held at the AGBAR Water Museum in Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona. This year’s laureates were: for Scientific Research, Eleonora Viezzer; for Arts and Literature, María Hervás; for Social Efforts, Claudia Tecglen; for … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Meets Jill Biden

  June 28, 2022 at 3:47 pm by

Ahead of the upcoming NATO Summit that will take place in Madrid from Tuesday June 28 until Thursday June 30, Dr. Jill Biden, the US First Lady, who is accompanying the US President Joseph R. Biden Jr, arrived in Spain on Sunday June 26. On Monday June 27 Her Majesty Queen Letizia received the First Lady at the Zarzuela Palace. After a private meeting, the Queen and the First Lady … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia’s Co-Operation Trip to Mauritania

  June 2, 2022 at 4:01 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Letizia, on Tuesday May 31, arrived to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for a three-day visit accompanied by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Pilar Cancela and members of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). Upon the arrival at the airport of Nouakchott, the capital, the Queen was welcomed by the First Lady of Mauritania, Mariem Fadel Dah. On Wednesday June 1st the Queen … Continue reading

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State visit from Qatar to Spain

  May 19, 2022 at 8:56 am by

His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and his wife Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani, paid a two-day State Visit to Spain on May 17-18. Upon their arrival in Spain, the Emir and his wife were officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia. The welcoming ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Royal Palace where … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Delivers Cervantes Prize 2021

  April 25, 2022 at 9:20 am by

On Friday April 22, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the presentation of the 2021 Miguel de Cervantes Literature Prize at the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid. The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Ayuso, the Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta and the mayor of Alcalá de Henares, Javier Rodríguez were among the present. This year’s … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Prince Charles Visit an Exhibition

  April 5, 2022 at 4:36 pm by

Today, Tuesday April 4, Her Majesty Queen Letizia, along with of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, visited the exhibition “Zurbarán: The Twelve Tribes of Israel: Jacob and His Sons” held at the Auckland Castle in the English county of Durham. The exhibition displays the 17th-century paintings of Francisco de Zurbarán which consist in “life-size portraits with representations of the twelve sons who formed the twelve tribes of Israel … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Visit Vienna

  January 31, 2022 at 6:01 pm by

At the invitation of the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Alexander van Der Bellen, and his wife, Doris Schmidauer, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia, today, Monday January 31, paid a one-day visit to Vienna, the Austrian capital. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed by the President and his wife in the courtyard of the Hofburg Imperial Palace. The King and the President inspected the guard of … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Attend Pascua Militar 2022

  January 8, 2022 at 4:55 pm by

On Thursday January 6, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, together with Her Majesty Queen Letizia, presided over the annual Pascua Militar, a military ceremony held at the Plaza de la Armería at the Royal Palace of Madrid. During the ceremony the King inspected the Royal Guard formation, the national anthem was played and also took place a 21-gun salute. Afterwards the Royal Couple moved to the Throne Room … Continue reading

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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 Hôtel 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. https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1463216603345076238?s=20

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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 María del Puerto (Somiedo). The town won this years award of Exemplary Town of Asturias for “embodying the model of mountain town that has known how to adapt to the new times.” 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 Joaquín 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 Málaga. 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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