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King Felipe criticises the Catalonian referendum on independence

On the 1st of October, the Spanish region of Catalonia will have referendum deciding on if they should declare their independence from Spain or remain in the Spanish kingdom. The referendum has been suspended by the Spanish Constitutional Court; however, the Catalan government stated the court order was not valid for Catalonia and has proceeded to gather the support needed to declare…
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King Felipe joins protest march in Barcelona

No tinc por – I am not afraid. King Felipe VI of Spain joined hundred of thousands of people as they marched down the Passeig de Gràcia in a show of defiance after last week’s terror attacks that left 15 people dead and over 100 injured. It was the largest…
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King Juan Carlos watches Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza win Wimbledon

Spain’s former Monarch, King Juan Carlos, watched fellow Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza win the Women’s Wimbledon Final from the Royal Box. The 79-year-old, who abdicated as King of Spain in 2014, sat alongside the Duke of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester as guests in the Royal Box as he cheered Muguruza on as she beat Venus Williams in straight sets. Also in the Royal Box for the…
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Who is Queen Letizia of Spain?

Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano was born to Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez and María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez on 15 September 1972 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. She has two sisters: Telma and the late Érika who passed away in 2007. She was christened on 29…
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrive in UK as State Visit set to begin

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have arrived in the United Kingdom. Their official State Visit is set to begin tomorrow and will last three days. In the late afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia departed from the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport in Madrid. Their Majesties travelled with a delegation of politicians, and this evening the Spanish King and Queen landed at Luton…
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King Felipe confirms posthumous Order of Civil Merit to Spanish London attack victim

King Felipe of Spain has confirmed that a posthumous award will be granted to the Spanish victim in the recent London terrorist attack. Ignacio Echeverría, who was working in London for HSBC, was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit by the Spanish government. The Prime Minister, Marian Rajoy, recommended the award to recognise his “heroic and exemplary act” where he…
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