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Queen Letizia of Spain presides over UNICEF Spanish Committee Awards 2019

On Tuesday in Madrid, Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the UNICEF Spanish Committee Awards 2019. Her Majesty was received upon her arrival by Spain’s Minister of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, María Luisa Carcedo; the President of the Superior Council of Scientific Investigations (CSIC), Rosa María Menéndez; and the President of UNICEF ​​Spanish Committee, Gustavo Suárez…
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King Felipe's aunt, Infanta Pilar, diagnosed with cancer

Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess of la Torre, the elder sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain and the aunt of the current King Felipe VI of Spain, has been diagnosed with cancer. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy and is doing “reasonably well.” The type of cancer is not known. In early February of this year, Infanta Pilar underwent surgery for…
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Looking back at the wedding of King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain

On 1 November 2003, Spain’s Casa Real announced that the heir to the throne, Felipe, Prince of Asturias was to marry the divorced Spanish television newscaster, Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano. At the time, the announcement came as a surprise to most. The then Prince Felipe presented Letizia with a white gold 16-baguette diamond ring during his proposal. She also gave Felipe a classic book and…
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Questions over King Juan Carlos' health as he needs support to walk in public

King Juan Carlos of Spain’s health is in the spotlight again after he had to rely on support to walk into the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Luxembourg for the funeral of Grand Duke Jean. Juan Carlos leaned on the arm of an aide as he made his way into the church on Saturday, accompanied by his wife, Queen Sofia. The king, who ruled Spain from 1975 until his abdication in 2014, also used a stick for…
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