The Netherlands

Princess Christina, the aunt of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, has bone cancer

The Dutch Government Information Service (RVD) has announced that Princess Christina, 71, has bone cancer. It was discovered in the autumn of 2017, and she is in stable condition. A statement was released yesterday on her behalf saying, “In the fall of 2017 showed that Princess Christina has bone cancer.  “Since last winter, her condition is stable, and therefore she feels good under…
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Spain

Iñaki Urdangarin begins prison sentence

Spain’s Iñaki Urdangarin, the brother-in-law of King Felipe and husband to Infanta Cristina, has begun his five year and ten-month prison sentence. He signed himself in to Brieva jail in Avila – a town northwest of Madrid. He had been given a five-day deadline to report to the prison of his choosing. It was just a week ago that Spain’s Supreme Court upheld the prison sentence…
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Spain

San Antonio hosts King Felipe and Queen Letizia

San Antonio, Texas, was host to King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain yesterday. The King and Queen are currently in the United States to celebrate the tricentennial of New Orleans, Louisiana, and San Antonio. Today, they will spend day two in the city. Tuesday, their…
Spain

Spanish King and Queen end trip to New Orleans and travel on to Texas

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia concluded their trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, for the city’s tricentennial yesterday before moving on to San Antonio, Texas, to celebrate that city’s 300th anniversary, as well. Lousiana was a Spanish colony from 1763 to 1802. Of course, Texas is another former colony of Spain from 1690–1821. Their trip later moves on to the US capital…
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Sweden

New photo as Prince Nicolas of Sweden turns three

Prince Nicolas of Sweden, the second child and only son of Princess Madeleine and her American-British husband Chris O’Neill, celebrates his third birthday today. Following tradition, a new photo was released this morning by the Royal Court of Sweden. The picture was…
Spain

Spain’s Supreme Court upholds prison sentence for Iñaki Urdangarin, lowers fine for Infanta Cristina

Spain’s Supreme Court has upheld the prison sentence for Iñaki Urdangarin. Urdangarin is the husband of Infanta Cristina and brother-in-law of King Felipe VI. They ruled on Tuesday that Urdangarin must serve five years and ten months; the Court’s ruling is five months shorter than the one ordered by the regional court on Mallorca – the largest island in the Balearic…
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