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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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Queen Letizia visits Honduras

Queen Letizia visited Honduras earlier this week to provide humanitarian support following the Hurricanes Eta and Iota that left devastating flooding in their wake in the Central American country. Arriving on Monday at the Coronel Héctor Moncada Air Base, Queen Letizia…
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Spanish royals reveal 2020 Christmas card

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia have revealed their 2020 Christmas card which features their two daughters, Princess Leonor, 15, and Infanta Sofía, 13. This year’s card says, in Spanish and English, “May this Christmas bring us a specially hopeful New Year 2021.” The King, Queen and their daughters also have their signatures printed at the bottom with a…
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King Juan Carlos pays back tax bill

Spain’s former monarch, Juan Carlos I, has settled a bill for back taxes as reports continue that he is planning a return to the country he ruled for almost forty years. In a statement released on December 9th 2020, the king’s lawyers said he had paid 678,000…
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King Juan Carlos 'plans return to Spain'

King Juan Carlos I of Spain wants to return home for Christmas after four months of self imposed exile in the Middle East according to reports in several newspapers. The former monarch left Spain in the first days of August after allegations of financial irregularity reached crisis point. He didn’t announce his departure until he had quit the country he ruled between 1975 and 2014. Now, it…
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Queen Letizia takes charge of Spain's royal agenda

The coronavirus pandemic has left Queen Letizia of Spain as the only member of her royal family taking on engagements as December gets under way. The Spanish royal diary for this week is entirely down to her and could remain that way into the following week. King Felipe…
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Royals voice determination to end violence against women

Several royal women marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women this week, sharing personal messages and attending engagements related to empowering women. The Countess of Wessex shared a personal tweet on the Royal Family’s Twitter account, writing, “Today I stand with survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, as we mark the International Day to End Violence…
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