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Why King Juan Carlos of Spain won't ever lose his title

Spain’s government has confirmed that King Juan Carlos will retain his title for life. The country’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, explained the decision after being asked whether ministers planned to revoke his royal status. Carles Mulet, a member of the Valencian electoral coalition called Compromis, tabled a written question to Spain’s government about Juan Carlos&#8217…
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Spain's royals find traditional event changed by pandemic

King Felipe VI of Spain began his royal year in a very different way. Every January 6th, the Spanish monarch oversees the ‘Pascua Militar’ in Madrid, the traditional ceremony marking the start of the military year. However, in 2021, events were curtailed owing to the coronavirus pandemic. King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrived at the Royal Palace in Madrid on a cold and crisp…
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King Felipe's Christmas address becomes a record-breaker

King Felipe’s Christmas Eve address, in which he spoke of the importance of principles and ethics, has become the most watched royal festive speech in Spanish history. The broadcast, which was shown across a number of channels in Spain at 9pm, broke the record for number of viewers set in 1993 when Felipe’s father, King Juan Carlos, addressed Spain. This year’s speech was…
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Spain's government accused of 'hiding' King Felipe

The leader of Spain’s main opposition party has claimed that the government is hiding the royals away on visits to Catalonia. The accusation came after King Felipe and Queen Letizia travelled to Barcelona on a visit that was only made public once they had arrived. Usually, the Spanish Royal Family publish their diary for the week ahead on a Friday. But the trip, on December 21st 2020…
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