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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Letizia of Spain

Soft, striking and above all, symbolic. The wedding bouquet carried by the future Queen of Spain, Letizia Ortiz, at her royal wedding on May 22nd 2004 was filled with significance. From personal touches to nods to one of the oldest ruling dynasties in Europe, Letizia filled her posy with meaning. At the heart of her cascading bouquet were the iris and the lily, closely associated with the House…
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Queen Letizia attends Red Cross Day event

Queen Letizia honoured the World Day of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Zaragoza on Tuesday. The event celebrates the work of Red Cross staff and volunteers and their life-saving work around the world. The Queen was received at Auditorio Palacio de Congresos of Zaragoza by the President of the Government of Aragon, Javier Lambán, and the Minister of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare…
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Happy birthday to Infanta Sofía - 2nd-in-line to the Spanish throne

Sofía de Borbón y Ortiz, the younger child of King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, was born at 4:50 pm on 29 April 2007 in Madrid at the Ruber International Hospital. She was born via caesarian section. Her older sister is Leonor, Princess of Asturias. Embed from Getty Images The announcement of her birth was sent out in a text message to the press. In that press release, it was…
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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…
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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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Royals join those sending messages of support to France as Notre Dame fire continues

Millions are watching as efforts continue to save Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris which continues to burn after a huge fire broke out in the roof in the early evening of April 15th 2019. Messages of support for France are pouring in from around the world. And among those expressing sadness over the fire and hopes that some of the medieval glory of the cathedral can be saved are members of royal…
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