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King Felipe VI visits Operations Command to thank Spain's Armed Forces for help with the coronavirus crisis

King Felipe VI honoured the efforts of Spain’s Armed Forces to keep the nation safe from Covid-19 on Friday when he visited Operations Command at Retamares Base in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid. The Spanish king, wearing army fatigues, a mask, and gloves, was accompanied by the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles and the Chief of Defense Staff, General of the Air, Miguel Ángel…
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The Queen's Cup presented to Spanish women's basketball champions by Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia attended the women’s basketball finals named in her honour on Sunday afternoon, presenting The Queen’s Cup to Perfumerías Avenida Baloncesto. The Copa de la Reina de Baloncesto (English: The Queen’s Cup of Basketball) is the oldest women’s basketball tournament in Spain. It was first played in 1943 but didn’t become an annual tournament until 1978. Queen Letizia…
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Spain's King and Queen open international contemporary art fair - ARCOmadrid

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia viewed some cutting-edge works of art Thursday when they visited ARCOmadrid at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid. The international contemporary art fair is viewed as one of the premier art fairs on the international circuit and is held each February in Madrid. ARCOmadrid, which started 26 February and will run through 1 March, includes a “careful selection of…
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King and Queen of Spain stay busy on Friday with four events

King Felipe and Queen Letizia had a busy Friday with four engagements. The couple attended the closing of the Scientific Congress commemorating the 50th anniversary of Doñana National Park, visited Doñana National Park and Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption on the occasion of the Mariano del Rocío Jubilee Year and spent time in San Lúcar de Barrameda. Their first event was at the closing…
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