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King Felipe and Queen Letizia mark special anniversary with poignant tributes

King Felipe and Queen Letizia were back at the Royal Palace to celebrate the anniversary of one of the country’s most important institutions: Spain’s National Police, which is celebrating its bicentenary. On Wednesday, 8th May 2024, Their Majesties were joined by State and local authorities, including the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the Interior Minister and the…
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The royal bride who survived an assassination attempt on her wedding day

A century ago, the woman who reigned as Spanish consort had more than her fair share of problems. She was Victoria Eugenie, known as Ena, and her first day as a queen began in a terrifying manner. Ena perhaps realized the turbulence ahead of her just minutes after her wedding. She walked into the Royal Monastery of San Jeronimo in Madrid on May 21st 1906 as a princess and left as a queen having…
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Queen Sofia starts Easter stay in Palma at special concert

Queen Sofia has begun her Easter stay in Mallorca at a concert for an important cause. At the start of her time in Palma, Queen Sofia attended the annual musical celebration for Home Balears which supports people with addictions. Her younger sister, Princess Irene of Greece, was at her side for the concert which was held at the Cathedral in Palma. The evening featured music by the…
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The tiara bought by a billionaire for a future queen

The only ruby tiara in the Spanish Royal Family’s collection is the Niarchos Ruby Bandeau and its accompanying parure. Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark received a treasure trove of jewels on her wedding day in 1962. In addition to the Prussian Tiara, a gift from…
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Queen Sofia of Spain presented with prestigious award

Queen Sofia has been given a prestigious award of her support for a Spanish community. The queen was presented with the Gold Medal of the Balearic Islands at a ceremony in Palma de Mallorca. The award was given in recognition of her long and widespread work in the…
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Queen Sofia celebrated with important prize

Queen Sofia of Spain has been awarded a special honour. The queen, who remains one of the most popular members of her royal family, will be given the Gold Medal of the Balearic Islands, the highest award that autonomous community can present. It is a recognition of the support she has given to the islands over decades. Queen Sofia spends a lot of time in Mallorca and the royal presence in…
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