Spain

Spanish King and Queen attend memorial for Barcelona terror attacks

Yesterday, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain attended a memorial for the Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks which took place last year on 17 August. The King and Queen travelled to Barcelona alongside the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez for the memorial service at the Plaza de Cataluña. Upon their arrival, Their Majesties were greeted by President of the…
Read more
FeaturesSpain

Before they were royal: The life of Queen Letizia of Spain

Born Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano on 15 September 1972 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, the future royal was the eldest daughter of the journalist Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez and registered nurse and hospital union representative María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez. Letizia has two younger sisters, Telma and the late Érika. Her compulsory education saw her attend the public La Gesta School in…
Read more
Sweden

Prince Alexander to undertake first official visit to his duchy

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia will bring along their older son, Prince Alexander (2) on an official visit to Södermanland on 23 August. Prince Alexander is the Duke of Södermanland, and this will be his first official visit to his duchy. The Swedish Royal Court announced that the Prince Couple and their son Prince Alexander would undertake an official visit to Södermanland yesterday.
Read more
European Royals

Marie Antoinette’s jewels to be auctioned

Sotheby’s auction house is set to auction of the royal jewels of French Queen Marie Antoinette on 12 December, alongside a number of other jewels from the royal houses of Bourbon-Parma. Sotheby’s Vice President of Fine Jewellery in Europe, Daniela Macetti says that…
The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander to attend 125th anniversary of The Hague Conference on Private International Law

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is due to attend the 125th anniversary of The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH). The King will attend on the afternoon of Wednesday, 12 September at the Theater Diligentia in The Hague. The HCCH, an intergovernmental organisation, works to create international treaties, also called Hague Conventions, to have consistent…
Read more