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Spanish government cancels State Visit to UK

Spain’s caretaker government have cancelled the upcoming State Visit of King Felipe and Queen Letizia to the UK, amidst ongoing political difficulties in the country. The Spanish Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “Due to the process of forming a new government currently underway in Spain, the state visit has been postponed.” Buckingham Palace confirmed that The Queen has…
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Monarchs from across Europe call for unity and tolerance

Monarchs from across Europe have made calls for unity and tolerance as they address their nation in an annual Christmas broadcast. Many of the broadcasts reflected on the recent atrocities that have occurred over the past year, including the deadly terror attacks around the world and the migrant crisis in which millions have fled their homes for a better life in Europe. In the United Kingdom…
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A Very Spanish Christmas

The Spanish Christmas is kicked off in a rather unusual way every year – with the Loteria de Navidad, or the Christmas Lottery on December 22nd. School children announce the winning numbers of what is the most popular lottery throughout the year in Spain. Shortly…
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King and Queen of Spain to Be Featured on a Limited Edition Coin

On Monday, 16 November, it was announced by the Royal Mint of Spain that King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain are to be featured on a limited edition coin. The profiles of the royal couple are to appear on one side of the coin while Miguel Cervantes’ legendary folklore hero, Don Quixote is to be featured on the alternate side. King Felipe was crowned in June of 2014 after the abdication…
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Queen Sofia of Spain is put forward for the Nobel Peace Prize

Queen Sofia of Spain has been put forward for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The queen has been nominated by a university in the United States for her work in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease. Queen Sofia of Spain, seen here with her husband King Juan Carlos, has been put forward as a candidate for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize The confirmation that Sofia has been suggested as a…
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