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I'm not sure why its called a Palace as its the private residence of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia and looks more like a Manor House. I really dislike the interior far too much wood paneling .
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La Zarzuela Palace:
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The Office used by queen Letizia is almost clinical and without any sentiment ,no photos or personal effects .

I was wondering if this is queen Letizia's actual office or is it a meeting room

https://images.app.goo.gl/V4KuoFk3RFL8SzWs6

I can't ever recall seeing the office of Queen Sofia?
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The Office used by queen Letizia is almost clinical and without any sentiment ,no photos or personal effects .

I was wondering if this is queen Letizia's actual office or is it a meeting room

https://images.app.goo.gl/V4KuoFk3RFL8SzWs6

I can't ever recall seeing the office of Queen Sofia?

I don't think this is Letizia's office, but a conference room.
I don't think any pictures of Letizia and Sofia's offices ever appeared.
This is just my opinion, I may be wrong.
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The kings office is the most visible visible but the dark wood paneling throughout Zarzuela makes it look a tad gloomy.

https://images.app.goo.gl/Uj76mhjSAKnuG5vu9

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Old 08-12-2020, 12:55 PM
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More photos of the Palace of Zarzuela:

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S7HuRYF9J.../zarzuela1.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pdq7i-Nan...zarzuela2.jpeg

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I'm not sure why its called a Palace as its the private residence of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia and looks more like a Manor House. I really dislike the interior far too much wood paneling .



It is not just a private residence. As it was mentioned in the clip, the offices of the Royal Household are located there, so it is also a working building.

I believe Zarzuela would be better described as a "Palacete" rather than a "Palacio" in Spanish. Juan Carlos had the choice of living in El Pardo, which is a proper palace, but he declined it, which I think was a correct decision at the time. Besides, the King can always use the Royal Palace of Madrid for more solemn events like state dinners, investitures and receiving the credentials of foreign diplomats.

Spain is not short of royal palaces, but, understandbly, it is in the interest of the SRF to look frugal.
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An article on the interior of the Palacio de la Zarzuela with some really nice and informative information on the kings office and reception room.

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/...uela-slideshow
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Photo of Juan Carlos and Felipe next to the Zarzuela Palace.
https://c7.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/...119_8AhnP.jpeg
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In this photo, taken today at the Zarzuela Palace when King Felipe VI received the President of Ghana, we can see in the background the house of Felipe and Letizia.
https://c9.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/...748_PzHSh.jpeg
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Photo of Juan Carlos and Felipe next to the Zarzuela Palace.
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That photo does not look real and looks as if it was photo shopped and rather badly too.
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That photo does not look real and looks as if it was photo shopped and rather badly too.
I went to check and the photo must be real, it's from EFE Agency.
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In this photo, taken today at the Zarzuela Palace when King Felipe VI received the President of Ghana, we can see in the background the house of Felipe and Letizia.
https://c9.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/...748_PzHSh.jpeg

I don't understand why King Felipe and Queen Letizia don't move into the Zarzuela Palace. King Juan Carlos is living in Abu Dhabi and I don't think he will ever return permanently to Spain. Queen Sofia is also frequently traveling and even if she stayed at the Palace, she could share it with the King and his family.
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I don't understand why King Felipe and Queen Letizia don't move into the Zarzuela Palace. King Juan Carlos is living in Abu Dhabi and I don't think he will ever return permanently to Spain. Queen Sofia is also frequently traveling and even if she stayed at the Palace, she could share it with the King and his family.
Probably because in their current home they have more privacy and they can make a more normal family life.

Zarzuela is small, more a large house than a palace. The private area is now occupied by Sofía and Irene, but it is not such a large space, and in the building and the annexes there are offices and lounges where there are many workers, visitors and press when there are official events.

I don't think they have considered changing their residence, I think they like having the family space and the work space a little separated. In addition, to move to Zarzuela permanently they would have to make renovations, and neither the political nor the economic situation has been in recent years for large investments.
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I think Felipe and Letizia will move when their daughters are older.
I believe that in the future Leonor will stay in the pavilion where they currently live and Felipe and Letizia will move to the main building of the Zarzuela Palace. Infanta Sofia is also due to move at that time to a wing of the Zarzuela Palace.
But currently a move of Felipe and Letizia and daughters to the main building is not urgent and they prefer to stay that way.
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Entrance to Zarzuela Palace
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