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Dutch, Spanish Monarchs Host Foreign Leaders

  June 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm by

The Kings and Queens of the Netherlands and Spain both hosted foreign leaders at their respective palaces today. In Wassenaar, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima gave an audience to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at their home, Villa Eikenhorst. Meanwhile, in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia gave a luncheon for visiting Slovenian President Borut Pahor at Zarzuela Palace.

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Queen Letizia Dons Edgy Claret Leather Jacket During Visit to Santander

  June 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm by

The Queen of Spain had a ‘Fabulous Friday’ moment as she donned a Carolina Herrera peplum leather jacket in a rich claret hue, paired with a pair of crisp white trousers, as she joined King Felipe VI on a visit to Santander. The royal couple presided over the opening of the new Centro Botín arts facility that has been established by the Botín Foundation, with the aim of becoming one of Europe’s lading art centres.  … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit The Museo Nacional del Prado

  June 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia paid a visit to the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid on Monday, joining a group of schoolchildren for viewings of several pieces of art as part of ‘The Art of Educating’ program run by the Museum. Among the paintings the royal couple viewed were Diego Velazquez’s Las Medians and Fra Angelico’s La Anunciación. The program is run in conjunction with the La Caixa Foundation, in different … Continue reading

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Recycled Floral Hugo Boss For Queen Letizia At ‘Residencia de Estudiantes’ Board Meeting

  June 14, 2017 at 11:37 am by

The Queen of Spain was spring fresh in a recycled pastel Hugo Boss floral dress today as she attended the annual board meeting of the Residencia de Estudiantes (Student Residences) at their Madrid headquarters. Queen Letizia joined the meeting for the cultural centre, which annually arranges dozens of conferences, concert, poem readings and exhibitions based on various cultural aspects. Over 3,000 students from a number of fields of study reside in … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Visit CNTA For 25th Anniversary

  June 6, 2017 at 11:08 am by

The King and Queen of Spain visited San Adrián, in Navarre, on Tuesday where they attended twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations of the National Centre for Food Technology and Security at the organisation’s headquarters. King Felipe and Queen Letizia, wearing a wine red blouse and white skirt with a floral print, first listened to a presentation on the research projects currently being undertaken by the CNTA, which include studies on superfoods and micro … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Mark Sixty Years of Europa Press

  May 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm by

At the Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid on Tuesday evening, King Felipe and Queen Letizia helped to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Europa Press Agency. The King spoke at the dinner, saying that the media “must remain a pillar of freedom for communication, and equally remain independent and respectful of political and social plurality, defenders of democratic values.” Queen Letizia opted for a dove grey Nina Ricci midi dress featuring … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Looks Pretty In Red and White Attending An Event

  May 29, 2017 at 11:45 am by

Queen Letizia of Spain stepped out this morning in Madrid wearing a red and white outfit. Queen Letizia was attending the 10th anniversary celebration of Fundación Microfinanzas BBVA where she was also a speaker. The Spanish Queen kept things simple and classic, she wore a Carolina Herrera white blouse with lace inserts on the sleeves, and a red Hugo boss pencil skirt which featured two buttons on the side. She … Continue reading

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Armed Forces Day Marked by King and Queen in Guadalajara

  May 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have headed celebrations to mark Armed Forces Day, attending the events held in Guadalajara, central Spain. The King laid a wreath in memory of fallen Spanish servicemen and women, after reviewing a military guard. He and Queen Letizia then watched a military parade comprised of over 2,500 members of the Armed Forces that concluded with a display from the Acrobatic Eagle Patrol unit of the Air Force. … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Joined by Portuguese President for Madrid Book Fair Opening

  May 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm by

At the Retiro Park in Madrid on Friday, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by the President of Portugal for the opening of the 76th edition of the Madrid Book Fair. The group visited a number of stalls across the fair, which this year is focusing specifically on Portuguese culture (thus the attendance of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa). Queen Letizia kept the high Madrid temperatures at bay in a … Continue reading

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Final of ‘FameLab Spain’ Attended by Queen Letizia

  May 24, 2017 at 4:44 pm by

The Queen of Spain was present for the final of the fifth edition of ‘FameLab Spain 2017’, a competition to promote scientific communication. Wearing a white suit jacket-style vest over black trousers, Queen Letizia presented Universidad de Extremadura student Pedro Daniel Pajares with the first place prize for his presentation. FameLab, which began in the UK in 2005, brings together scientists to “engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Celebrates Four Decades of Her Foundation

  May 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today celebrated the fortieth anniversary of her foundation, the Queen Sofia Foundation, at the foundation’s Alzheimers Centre in Madrid. Also attending the event was King Juan Carlos I, and the reigning King and Queen. The Foundation was formed on May 17, 1977 by the Queen. It has since carried out over 150 projects with focuses on social action, health, education, women, agriculture and the environment. “This anniversary … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Visits Seville For World Red Cross Day Celebration

  May 11, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The Queen of Spain was in Seville on Thursday where she attended the annual conference at the Teatro de la Maestranza hosted by the Spanish Red Cross to mark World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. Held this year with the theme ‘Women, Commitment and Solidarity’, hundreds of individuals associated with the organisation from across the country were present. Queen Letizia – wearing a repeated grey embellished Carolina Herrera dress – gave … Continue reading

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Bienvenido! King Felipe and Queen Letizia Host Lunch For Costa Rican President

  May 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm by

At the Royal Palace of Madrid, the King and Queen of Spain have hosted a luncheon for the visiting Costa Rican President. President Luis Guillermo Solís and his wife Mercedes Peñas Domingo are currently on an official visit to Spain. King Felipe and President Solís had a photocall in the Palace gardens ahead of the lunch, which was attended by a variety of people connected to both countries. Describing the Central American country as … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Open New Exhibition at National Library of Spain

  May 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

At the National Library of Spain on Thursday, King Felipe and Queen Letizia opened a new exhibition focusing on the historic manuscripts from the University of Salamanca. The university is celebrating the eight-hundred anniversary of receiving a Royal Charter next year. The King and Queen were given a tour of the exhibition – entitled ‘Scripts. Handwritten Treasures of the University of Salamanca’ – which brings 23 manuscripts, some dating back to the … Continue reading

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Thursday, Grey Day: Queen Letizia Attends Rare Diseases Congress

  April 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm by

A simple, chic grey ensemble from Carolina Herrera that was Queen Letizia’s choice for her visit to Valencia on Thursday for Fourth Rare Diseases Education Congress. The a-line skirted dress was paired with a matching cocoon coat from the designer, which features a purple lining to add some colour to the look. The Queen accessorised with a pair of chandelier earrings and snakeskin pumps. Queen Letizia attended the congress, which had … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin Two-Day Visit to the Canary Islands

  April 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain embarked on a two-day visit to the Canary Islands on Monday, where they will visit a number of organisations that are important to the Islands’ economic, social, cultural and scientific initiatives. They began at Casa de Colón in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for a presentation on Spain’s nomination for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2018, the Risco Caido and the sacred mountains of Gran … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Award Eduardo Mendoza Garriga The ‘Miguel de Cervantes’ Prize

  April 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm by

In the annual ceremony at the University of Alcalá, the King and Queen of Spain awarded the 2016 Miguel de Cervantes Literature Prize on Thursday April 20. The prize for 2016 was won by Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza Garriga. King Felipe called Mr Mendoza Garriga a “true artisan of language” in his speech at the event, praising his “use of language to approach different realities, from that of the different marginal … Continue reading

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Black and White Chic: Queen Letizia Presents Children and Youth Literature Prizes

  April 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm by

The Queen of Spain was present on April 18 at the 33rd Annual SM Children and Youth Literature Awards at the Real Casa de Correos in Madrid. Wearing a simple black and white combination with her hair in loose waves, Queen Letizia awarded the ‘Grand Angular’ Prize to Fátima Embark Ali and María Mercedes Murillo and the ‘El Barco de Vapor’ Prize to Roberto Aliaga Sánchez.  She gave a brief speech during the … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to the UK: Another Postponement?

  April 18, 2017 at 9:16 am by

The long-awaited state visit by King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain to the United Kingdom is in jeopardy once again, after the British Prime Minister this morning announced a snap general election to be held on June 8 – the last day of the scheduled state visit. While the election needs to be approved by parliament, it is unlikely to be knocked back. This would mean that the Spanish … Continue reading

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