Spain

Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia take lead on royal engagement

The heir to the throne of Spain and her sister have been out and about in Mallorca for the second time in two days for an engagement focused on young poeple. Princess Leonor, 14, and Infanta Sofia, 13, visited the Naum Socioeducative Centre run by the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul on August 11th 2020 with their parents but it was the younger royals who took the lead on this…
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King Felipe starts engagements in Mallorca with political meetings

The King of Spain has held a series of meetings with politicians as news of the exile of his father, Juan Carlos, continues to dominate the country’s media. Felipe VI welcomed political leaders from the Balearic Islands to his home in Mallorca as his stay there got officially under way. King Felipe held a series of audiences on August 10th at the Royal Palace of Almudaina in Palma de…
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia begin traditional summer break in Mallorca

King Felipe VI of Spain has arrived in Mallorca for his annual summer holiday. Felipe, along with Queen Letizia and their two daughters, was spotted driving into the Marivent Palace on the island where they traditionally spend part of August. The stay is usually a relaxed occasion, marked by photocalls and day trips. However, this year, the visit will be under intense scrutiny as debate…
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King Felipe VI of Spain: a summer to save his throne

”I’m a Juancarlist, not a monarchist” was a well worn phrase in Spain once upon a time. In fact, it was heard most loudly when Spain’s monarchy was a fairytale come true in the 20th century. People liked their king but they didn’t necessarily care so deeply for the institution he represented. The bond was personal and they took their dose of royalty to keep hold of…
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