King Felipe's Current Events, Part 5


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Welcome to King Felipe's
Current Events, Part 5

Commencing May 18th ,2022

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Today, May 18, King Felipe received Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, and participants of the I Hispano-Arab Forum of Audiovisual Public Service "Revisiting History Through Digital Media":


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Today, May 20, King Felipe attended a meeting of the Scientific Council of the Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies at the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso in Segovia:


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Today, May 24, King Felipe was in Vigo, Pontevedra, to attend the inauguration of the new City of Justice, to meet the Presidents of the Superior Courts of Justice and to open the NAVALIA International Shipbuilding Industry Fair:


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Speech of the King after receiving the medal of the “Foreign Policy Association”


 
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King felipe presided over the solemn swearing-in ceremony of the new Royal Guards in Madrid today, June 3:


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King Felipe watched the men's singles final at Roland-Garros 2022 between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Norway's Casper Ruud in Paris today, June 5. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended as well.



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Fingers crossed for Rafa, but how lovely to see representatives of both royal families there. I'm trying to think when was the last Grand Slam final between two players both from monarchies.
 
Fingers crossed for Rafa, but how lovely to see representatives of both royal families there. I'm trying to think when was the last Grand Slam final between two players both from monarchies.

Just from scrolling through Wikipedia, the most recent Grand Slam Final with both players from reigning monarchy was in US Open 2009 between Kim Clijsters of Belgium (Winner) and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (Runner up). However, I'm not sure if Royal Family members attended. There was US Open in 2003 between compatriots (from Belgium) Justine Henin (Winner) and Kim Clijsters (Runner up). In 2004's Australian Open Final, it was again between Justine Henin (Winner) and Kim Clijsters (Runner up).

King Felipe VI is certainly follows tennis closely, where he congratulated both Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz at Madrid Masters year. Alcaraz received a phone call from King Felipe after winning Miami Masters this year
 
Thank you! I was trying to work it out but couldn't be bothered looking properly :) . The Belgian royals did usually turn up when either Henin or Clijsters were in a Grand Slam final.
 
I love that Felipe was interviewed on Eurosport after the match!
 
Here's a video of today's Ambassador receptions:

 
The King's speech at the 40th anniversary of the Confederation of Employers of Aragon in Zaragoza today:

 
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Here's another video from today's CEOE Aragón Ruby anniversary.

 
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