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Questions over King Juan Carlos' health as he needs support to walk in public

King Juan Carlos of Spain’s health is in the spotlight again after he had to rely on support to walk into the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Luxembourg for the funeral of Grand Duke Jean. Juan Carlos leaned on the arm of an aide as he made his way into the church on Saturday, accompanied by his wife, Queen Sofia. The king, who ruled Spain from 1975 until his abdication in 2014, also used a stick for…
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Queen Letizia presents literature prizes

One of the world’s most prestigious children’s literature prize ceremonies took place in Spain Thursday, with Queen Letizia honouring the winners. The Queen spoke about the impact of literature on young people during the event at Madrid’s historic Royal Post Office building, Casa de Correos. “Thanks to all those who make it possible with your daily work that so many…
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Spanish Royal Family attends Easter Mass at Majorca

The Spanish Royal Family has traditionally celebrated Easter by attending a Mass on the Island of Majorca (Mallorca). Queen Sofía and her daughter-in-law, Queen Letizia walked side by side despite their public quarrel at the Easter Mass last year. This morning King Felipe…
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King Juan Carlos undergoes surgery for skin cancer

It has revealed that King Juan Carlos, 81, has undergone surgery for skin cancer on his face; the operation took place in March. The former King of Spain was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma – a very common form of skin cancer that begins in the basal cells often after being exposed to too much sun. He appeared in public on 22 March with bruising and a bandage near his left eye, and at…
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King Felipe 'apology' letter to be published

The letter to King Felipe VI of Spain, demanding that the monarch apologise for the 16th century conquest of Mexico, is to be published. The Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said he would soon share the entire contents of the document which he sent to King Felipe in March. The President of Mexico, who also wrote to Pope Francis at the same time, said he was sharing his whole message…
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