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Who is King Felipe of Spain?

Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos was born on 30 January 1968 at the Nuestra Señora de Loreto Clinic in Madrid, Spain, to then Infante Juan Carlos and Infanta Sofía of Spain. He is their youngest child and only son; he has two older sisters, Infantas Elena (b. 1963) and Cristina (b. 1965). He was christened into the Roman Catholic Church on 8 February 1968 at Zarzuela Palace…
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King Felipe urged to demand human rights after arms deal with Saudi Arabia

King Felipe of Spain has been urged to demand human rights after€40 million arms deal between Spain and Saudi Arabia was pushed through. Saudi Arabia and Spain have long-standing trade agreement thanks in part to the good relationship King Juan Carlos and the Saudi Royal Family. This deal, which included the sale of 155mm artillery ammunition, had been delayed for six months over fears…
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King Felipe presides over ceremony for new prime minister

Yesterday at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, King Felipe presided over the ceremony which saw Mariano Rajoy Brey continue in his role as the Prime Minister of Spain. This comes after ten months of political deadlock over the formation of a new government. Brey, a member of the conservative People’s Party, was voted the new prime minister. He secured enough votes to remain as the prime minister…
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Spanish royals commemorate National Day

The 12th of October is the National Day holiday, or Fiesta Nacional de España, in Spain. It is held each year on this date to commemorate Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on behalf of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1492. Eugene Delacroix painting…
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King Juan Carlos accused of bribery attempt to have case against Infanta Cristina dropped

Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos has been accused of attempting to pay the Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) union to drop the case against his younger daughter, Infanta Cristina. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the former king supposedly offered to pay €2 million. The paper claims to have a recording of the conversation between “the head of the union, Miguel Bernad, his…
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