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King Felipe and Queen Letizia host Qatar state visit

King Felipe and Queen Letizia are currently hosting a two-day state visit from the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, and his wife, Sheikha Jawaher Bint Hamad Bin Suhaim Al Thani.  The official state visit began on Tuesday, 17 May, but the Sheikh arrived in Madrid the day before, and King Felipe travelled to the Royal Palace, where the Emir and his wife will be quartered for the…
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A King that dared to hope: how Alfonso XIII's trip changed Las Hurdes forever

The year was 1922 and Spain was under the rule of King Alfonso XIII. Las Hurdes was a small territory in the Extremadura province, that, aside from the name, shared little with the territory it is today. His Majesty decided to explore the area, but was strongly advised against it by many prominent voices at the time, who had conducted studies on the area and were less than…
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Queen Letizia promotes bringing American filmmakers to Spain

With its rich history and varied geography, Spain provides a stunning backdrop for feature films, commercials, and TV shows, and Queen Letizia attended an event on 9 May to learn more about attracting film crews to the country. The Spanish Queen took part in several roundtables held in Madrid on the topic titled “Competitive Advantages of Filming in Spain” and “Spain, Audiovisual…
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King Felipe continues promise for greater transparency as he reveals his wealth for the first time

The transition of the Spanish Court towards greater transparency is continuing, with King Felipe taking the unprecedented step of releasing a statement about his finances.  The statement puts clearly on paper the value of His Majesty’s wealth, which comes to over 2.5 million euros. The patrimony of King Felipe totals 2,573, 392,80 euros, divided into 2,267,942,80 euros in assets and bank…
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