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Queen Letizia presides over National Awards for the Fashion Industry

Queen Letizia of Spain attended the presentation of awards at the National Awards of the Fashion Industry on Thursday. Presented annually by the Ministry of Industry, the awards “recognise the work of people, institutions, organisations, companies and industries that have achieved business excellence in this sector,” according to Casa Real. This year, as a result of the coronavirus…
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Spain's royals meet winners of Princess of Asturias Awards

The Spanish Royal Family has got celebrations for this year’s Princess of Asturias Awards under way with a very different audience for winners of the 2020 prizes. Princess Leonor was joined by her parents, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and her younger sister, Infanta Sofia, for a socially distanced meeting with a handful of those who have been recognised at this year’s…
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Madrid's new state of alarm raises questions for King Felipe VI

Madrid is waking up to a weekend both unwanted and unexpected. In less than 24 hours, everything in the city has changed. And that raises questions for Spain’s king, Felipe VI. On October 9th 2020, the Spanish government used constitutional powers to impose a state of alarm on Madrid in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus. New rules mean that residents are banned from entering and…
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Major changes to the Princess of Asturias Awards are confirmed

Like most things in 2020, Spain’s annual Princess of Asturias Awards will look extremely different this year. This week the Princess of Asturias Foundation announced big changes for the event, which will be held on 16 October. Presided over by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, along with the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía, the awards ceremony will be broadcast on television and…
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