Spain

Is Spain's monarchy about to see a crucial member retire? A look at the future of Queen Sofia

Queen Sofía of Spain celebrated her 85th birthday just two days after her granddaughter turned 18-years-old. The coincidence of these two milestones has many speculating over the future of the Greek Princess who came to Spain with no throne. Even after the abdication of her husband in 2014 and the subsequent accession of her son Felipe to the throne of Spain, Queen Sofía maintained a…
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Princess Leonor to receive special honour from Madrid to mark milestone birthday

Princess Leonor is on the verge of turning 18, a milestone birthday that marks her entrance into adulthood, and Spain is getting ready to celebrate its next monarch’s big day. Aside from the very important duty of swearing her allegiance to the Spanish Constitution in front of a joint session of the Spanish Parliament, the Princess of Asturias will also receive a very important honor…
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A prize for Hollywood royalty from Spain's future queen

In a big family reunion, the Spanish royals presided over the traditional Princess of Asturias Awards ceremony, which this year also saw the presence of Hollywood royalty. And so, under a slight drizzle, King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Queen Sofía, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía arrived at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias. It was a,day full of…
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Why the first ''commoner'' to be Queen of England was actually rather noble

Who was the first commoner to be Queen of England? There has been a long debate on the matter, because the parameters for being classified as “commoner” have shifted though the centuries. Elizabeth Woodville is considered the first commoner to be crowned as queen consort. The glittering ceremony, in 1464, came just months after her shock marriage to Edward IV. But was Elizabeth…
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