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Elsa M. 09-22-2005 07:04 AM

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, Current Events Part 6: September - November 2005
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rchainho 09-22-2005 09:28 AM


rchainho 09-22-2005 09:36 AM

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pics from face to face from gala in Madrid.

lula 09-23-2005 10:23 AM

Amplification assumes challenge of putting in value Museum Queen Sofia
The amplification of the Museum Queen Sofia, which one presents today and which the Queen will inaugurate next Monday, assumes the challenge of putting in value the Museum, the collections, the exhibitions and his
urban environment, of balancing the commitment with the history and the obligation before the present and the future of the contemporary art, according to the persons in charge of the institution.

lula 09-24-2005 07:58 AM

On Monday, the 26th of September, His Majesty the King receives in the Royal Palace the Credential Letters of the Ambassadors of the Federation of Russia, Republic of Haiti, Kingdom of Jordan, Kingdom of Sweden, Republic of Finland, Ireland and Republic Bolivariana of Venezuela.
Her Majesty the Queen Sofia inagura the new rooms of the Museum Queen Sofia.

lula 09-24-2005 02:49 PM

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lula 09-26-2005 08:26 AM

The King receives credentials of the ambassadors of Russia, Haiti, Jordan, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Venezuela


His Majesty the King don Juan Carlos received this morning in the Royal Palace the credentials of seven new ambassadors credited by their respective countries in Madrid.
In I make concrete, the monarch received the diplomatic credentials of the representatives of Russia, Alexander Igorevich Kuznetsov; of Haiti, Yolette Azor Chat; of Jordan, Zaid M.Al-Lozi; of Sweden, Anders Ronquist; of Finland, Maija Karina Lahteenmaki; of Ireland, Peter Gunning; and of Venezuela, Arévalo Enrique Méndez Romero.

lula 09-26-2005 08:29 AM

The King will visit tomorrow Cantabria for the centenary of the factory Nestlé

Don Juan Carlos will cross the facilities of the factory of The Penilla, will discover a plate and will meet executives and workers

The King will be present tomorrow, on Tuesday, at the commemorative acts of the centenary of the factory Nestlé and will realize a visit to the factory of The Penilla de Cayón. Don Juan Carlos will come to the midday, presumably in helicopter, and will remain in the facilities hour and a half, approximately.
During his stay, the King will discover a commemorative plate and will attend to an explanatory video on the activity that is realized.
Later, he will cross the factory, principally the line automated of packed of chocolates. The visit will conclude with a Spanish wine that the factory will offer the King and the rest of the guests to the act.
The monarch will be got by the first authorities of the region and by the mayors of the region. There will not be absent the maximum responsible Nestlé's for Europe and the president - director of the group in Spain. Also there will be the members of the committee of the company.

lula 09-26-2005 09:54 AM

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Inaugurated the extension of the Museum Reigns Sofia

The Queen inaugurated today the new buildings of extension of the Museum Carmen Calvo Reigns Sofia of Madrid, accompanied of the minister of Culture, and of the architect, Jean Nouvel, who explained to her how it has brought together a building of the 18th century, Sabatini's work, with the most ultramodern architecture.
Dona Sofía contemplated the spectacular sight from the terraces of three new modules, linked to each other for a singular marquee, in which roofs in red metal-worker reflect the former buildings of Madrid, between them Atocha's station.
At her arrival, she discovered a commemorative plate of this official inauguration, in the court of the museum that uses as point of union of the former hospital in the one that began the art gallery and the modern facilities.
The new buildings shelter a great library, two singular audiences, a restaurant and two new rooms of temporary exhibitions. The library, the first one of the buildings that the Queen crossed and which one finds in the place nearest to the Plaza of the emperor Carlos, is capable of sheltering up to 250.000 volumes and is considered to be one of the best of Europe regarding modern art.
An original lamp of glass thinks on the room of reading of the Library, that it possesses already 65.000 volumes, more than thousand magazines of contemporary art, nine thousand slides and artists' numerous catalogues. This space complements itself with a specializing bookshop.
The Kings inaugurated on September 10, 1992 the permanent collection of the National Museum Center of Art Queen Sofia, which up to this moment had received only samples of temporary character.

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lula 09-26-2005 11:10 AM

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The King receives the credentials of seven new ambassadors El king don Juan Carlos and the ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Zaid M. To - Lozi, during the interview that they have supported today in the lounge of the Messenger of the Royal Palace, after the ceremony in which the new ambassadors of Russia, Haiti, Jordan, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Venezuela presented today their credentials to the monarch.

lula 09-26-2005 04:21 PM

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Juanita 09-26-2005 05:47 PM

The Queen looks beautiful in this green outfit

lula 09-27-2005 04:11 AM

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From face to face:

rchainho 09-27-2005 05:59 AM

she's a very elegant woman indeed. :)

lula 09-27-2005 10:17 AM

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lula 09-27-2005 10:35 AM

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The King Juan Carlos realized today his fifth official visit to Cantabria to take part in the commemoration of the centenary of Nestlé's factory in The Penilla, the first one that the Swiss multinational opened in Spain.

In his visit to the factory, which lasted one hour and a half, Don Juan Carlos saw an explanatory video on Nestlé's history, discovered a commemorative plate of the centenary, crossed the facilities of the floor of packed of chocolates and greeted the workers.
The visit of the King to this factory, which has an average staff of 750 workers, began little before 12.30 hours, when he came to The Penilla after landing in Parayas's Airport, where he came on board of a Falcon F-900.
The King was received between the plaudits of the citizens that they congregated in the surrounding areas of the factory for the minister of Agriculture, Elena Espinosa; the president of Cantabria, Michael Angel Revilla; the delegate of the Government, Agustín Ibáñez; the president of the Parliament, Michael Angel Palacio, and the maximums responsible Nestlé's in Spain and Europe, Jose Arcas y Lars Olofsson, respectively.
Don Juan Carlos moved, later, together with the authorities to a tent where he was waited by 102 mayors of the town halls of Cantabria, syndical representatives, of the employer one, of the justice and of the academic area and in the tour he received the plaudits of the staff of the factory that congregated in the facilities.
The King saw an explanatory video of Nestlé's path and listened to the interventions of the president - general manager of the company in Spain, Jose Arcas, who qualified the visit of ' milestone in the history ' of the company, and of the director of the loor, Ulpiano García, who announced that this year the factory will beat a record of production, with more than 73.000 tons.
The projected video emphasized the entail of the Spanish Royal Family with the history of the factory, visited in several occasions from the inauguration, in 1905, for the King Alfonso XIII, grandfather of Don Juan Carlos, and for the infantes of Spain.
The floor received in 1929 the visit of the Infante Don Jaime, to inaugurate the line of production of chocolates, and belonged for years proveedora to the Royal Family, who authorized her to use his shield in the etiquettes and official invoices.
The King of Spain could see this morning a few photographies of the visits of his predecessors to the floor, which pleased specially the monarch, as he made clear to the journalists the mayor of Santa Maria of Cayón, Gastón Gómez.
Later, Don Juan Carlos discovered in the enclosure a commemorative plate of the centenary and of his visit, the first one that he realizes to the factory and to Cayón's valley and, later, he crossed the line of packed of chocolates, where he followed with ' a lot of interest ' the explanations of the executives, Ulpiano García indicated.
The visit to the factory concluded with the signature in the book of honor and a coctel in which the King greeted personally each of the counselors of the regional Government, to the mayors of Cantabria and to the members of the works committee.

lula 09-27-2005 10:45 AM

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lula 09-28-2005 03:54 AM

Athens, 28 sep (EFE) .-The Queen Sofia will visit today, on Wednesday, the children's institution " Center Mitera " in Athens, on the occasion of 50 years of its foundation, to which there contributed her mother, the deceased Reina Federica of Greece. The Queen Sofia meets in Athens from last night, invited by the minister of Health Greek, Nikitas Kaklamanis, the one that will come this midday to the " Center Mitera ".
The facilities of the center shelter hundred children, across which 106 handicapped persons have found adoptive families.
As the Department reported this night the institution organizes a concert in the Palace of the Music in the capital in occasion of the anniversary, at which will be present the Queen and high civil servants of the government and parties. EFE

Elsa M. 09-28-2005 07:18 AM

Don Juan Carlos in the chocolate factory

The King visited yesterday the Nestlé chocolate factory, located in Penilla de Cavón (Cantabria), on the occasion of its centenary in Spain. Don Juan Carlos praised the pleasure of chocolate and remembered his childhood snacks, sharing anecdotes that made laugh the president of the company and the authorities that accompanied the Monarch.

fanletizia 09-28-2005 08:33 AM

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The Queen Sofia visit today the children's institution " Center Mitera " in Athens. Sofia, a member of the Greek royal family, studied and worked at the shelter as a princess before marrying Juan Carlos of Spain. The shelter celebrates its 50th anniversary this year

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