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King Juan Carlos to undergo heart procedure

Spain’s King Emeritus, Juan Carlos is to undergo a heart procedure, Casa Real announced last night. King Juan Carlos will undergo the operation on Saturday, 24 August at the Quirón de Pozuelo Clinic in Spain’s capital of Madrid. It was decided to have the procedure by the end of August after an annual check-up on 11 and 12 June. This will be His Majesty’s 17th surgery…
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A look at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina

The Royal Palace of La Almudaina (or in Spanish, Palacio Real de La Almudaina) is located in Palma, Mallorca (or Majorca) in the Balearic Islands and serves as the official summer residence of the Spanish monarch and other members of the Spanish Royal Family (even though…
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Spain's royals host reception in the Balearic Islands

King Felipe VI of Spain has welcomed politicians, community leaders and high profile members of the local community to a special reception held on Mallorca. The Spanish monarch was joined by his wife, Queen Letizia, and his mother, Queen Sofia, for the event which marks the royal family’s annual stay on the island. Felipe, Letizia and Sofia hosted the reception at the Royal Palace of La…
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King Felipe talks about political blockade in Spain

King Felipe VI of Spain has commented on the political blockade going on in the country saying that they need to find a solution ahead of elections. “It is best to find a solution before going to elections,” the King said, adding, “Hopefully there is room for parties to find a solution.” Embed from Getty Images King Felipe made the comments during the annual summer…
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Queen Letizia visits the National Library of Spain

Her Majesty Queen of Letizia of Spain made a visit to the National Library of Spain on Tuesday of this week. The Queen visited the library to inaugurate two of the newly renovated reading rooms, the general hall, which now goes on to be called María Moliner, and the press…
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Taking a look at Zarzuela Palace

Today we’re looking at the history of the Palace of Zarzuela, which is the home of King Felipe, his wife, Queen Letizia, and their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía; as well as King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía. Construction began on Zarzuela Palace back in the 1600s, though the then-King Felipe IV meant for it to function as a hunting lodge or country palace instead of an…
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