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Before they were royal: The life of Queen Letizia of Spain

Our summer series continues with Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano – a journalist who became the Queen of Spain. Born Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano on 15 September 1972 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, the future royal was the eldest daughter of the journalist Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez and registered nurse and hospital union representative María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez. Letizia has two…
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Spanish royals hold annual summer photo session

Members of the Spanish Royal Family have held their annual summer photo session in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. King Felipe and Queen Letizia posed for the press alongside their two daughters, Leonor, Princess of Asturias (12) and Infanta Sofía (11) at the Royal Palace of…
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Spain's Princess Leonor unrecognisable on first coin

Spain’s Leonor, Princess of Asturias is unrecognisable on her first coin that has been issued by the Royal Mint of Spain for the 1300 Anniversary of the Kingdom of Asturias. The coin is also in celebration of Spain’s first proclamation of the Picos de Europa as a National Park, according to Spanish paper, El Pais. The 12-year-old future Queen of Spain is seen on the front of the €30…
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King Juan Carlos of Spain accused of using alleged lover to receive low-tax property deals

Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos has been accused of using his alleged lover to receive low-tax property deals. According to an exclusive report by Spain’s OK Diario, the King had Princess Corinna of Sayn-Wittgenstein buy several properties overseas as a result of her tax residence in Monaco. The claims came from an audio recording of the 53-year-old German that was leaked to…
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Spanish, Swedish and Dutch royals attend the Volvo Ocean Race

Royals from three nations gathered in The Hague in the Netherlands to attend the Volvo Ocean Race this past weekend. Swedish Prince Carl Philip, Dutch King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Infanta Elena of Spain and her father, King Juan Carlos of Spain were all present during the events. King Juan Carlos waved off the seven participating teams in October, when the Volvo Ocean Race started in…
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