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Infanta Cristina becomes first member of Spanish Royal Family to be put on trial

It will be a significant day in Spanish history tomorrow when King Felipe’s sister Infanta Cristina will become the first member of the country’s Royal Family to be put on trial. The Spanish Princess faces charges of alleged tax fraud and involvement in an embezzlement scam along with her husband, Inaki Urdangarin. Mr Urdangarin has been accused of using Noos Institute, a non-profit…
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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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Elizabeth to welcome King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain during UK State Visit

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain will be making a State Visit to the UK next March. The couple will be staying at Windsor Castle during their stay from 8-10 March 2016, making this the first Spanish state visit to the United Kingdom since 1986 when King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia visited. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh last visited Spain in 1988. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of…
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Spain’s Princess Cristina to stand trial for tax fraud in January

The date has been set for Spain’s Princess Cristina. She is due to stand trial on charges of tax fraud on 11 January 2016. Cristina is the elder sister of the current King Felipe VI, and she’s currently sixth in line of succession to the Spanish throne, behind her brother’s two daughters, her sister Elena and her children. Princess Cristina in 2009 Princess Cristina was…
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Queen Letizia of Spain: a very modern consort

Queen Letizia of Spain has enjoyed a high profile internationally since her husband became King Felipe VI. In fact her entry into the world of royalty got plenty of people talking. When it was announced that she was to marry Felipe, then heir to the throne of Spain, there…
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Spain's royals plan a visit to the White House during a tour of the United States

The King and Queen of Spain will undertake a high profile visit to the United States in the coming weeks. Felipe VI and his wife, Letizia, will spend four days in the country and the focal point of the visit will be an audience with the US President, Barack Obama, in the White House. King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain will visit the United States of America later this month Felipe has met the…
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