Spain

King Felipe's popularity at record high after the Catalonia crisis

The support for His Majesty King Felipe of Spain has never been higher than it is now according to a poll done by “Socio Métrica” and published in the Spanish newspaper “El Español” this weekend. The survey gives the King a score of 7.2 out of 10. This is the highest score King Felipe has had during his reign. The last time a ruling Spanish monarch had a score this high was in…
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Catalonia’s Girona City Council declared Spanish King Felipe VI persona non grata

Yesterday, Girona City Council in Catalonia, Spain, declared His Majesty King Felipe VI as a persona non grata due to his criticism of the independence referendum held in the region on 1 October. The King was not alone in being declared a persona non grata as Enric Millo, the Spanish government’s representative in Catalonia, was as well. At the beginning of the month, the Catalonian region…
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The Spanish monarchy is strengthened by the failed Catalonian independent referendum

Oskar Aanmoen offers his take on the referendum in Catalonia, and why he thinks its failure has increased the popularity of the Spanish Royal Family. During the last few weeks, the Spanish monarchy has increased its popularity and support in Spain as a result of the failure of the referendum in Catalonia for independence. Yesterday, Catalonia conducted a referendum in which they voted on the…
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Spain

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…
Spain

Spain's King and Queen visit Barcelona after terror attack

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia travelled to Spain to show solidarity with the victims of the recent terror attack in Barcelona and Cambrils. The King and Queen were on a private holiday with their daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía, when the events unfolded. After the attack on Thursday, the Spanish monarchy said on Twitter, “They’re murderers, just criminals who…
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