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Is King Felipe of Spain in danger of losing his throne?

As King Felipe VI took on the latest of his visits around Spain to boost the country following the coronavirus pandemic, he found himself in a wine cellar. Dressed down for Friday and wearing a mask, Felipe stood in the shadows, gazing at the cobwebs. No one would have blamed him for wanting to stay there. For outside, on a cloudy day across Spain, debate about the future of the monarchy continued…
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King Juan Carlos under pressure from Spain's Prime Minister after disturbing allegations made

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has described corruption allegations surrounding the country’s former king, Juan Carlos I, as ”worrying and disturbing.” The political leader spoke out after being asked during a press conference whether the allegations were damaging the Monarchy. Sanchez replied that the claims were‘’worrying’’ adding that they ‘’disturb…
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Murdered royals: Queen Blanche of Navarre

Queen Blanche II was born on 9 June 1424 as the daughter of John II of Aragon, King of Navarre, and his wife, Queen Blanche I of Navarre. Blanche grew up in the Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite with her family. Blanche was a member of the House of Trastámara which…
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia visit Benidorm and Valencia

King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited Benidorm and Valencia on Friday, the latest stop on their tour of the autonomous communities of Spain. In Benidorm, Their Majesties undertook the first official visit to the city by a reigning monarch and consort. They met with Ximo Puig, the President of the Valencian Government; Salvador Navarro, the President of the Business Confederation of the…
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia visit Castilla-La Mancha

King Felipe and Queen Letizia continued their visit through Spain on Thursday, visiting the city of Cuenca in the Castilla-La Mancha with a trip focused on young people and adults living with intellectual disabilities. Their Majesties arrived at the ASPADEC facilities and…
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King Felipe oversees one of his first major ceremonies since Spain's lockdown ended

In a sign of normality returning to Spain, King Felipe VI presided over a police swearing-in ceremony in Madrid Tuesday, reminding the officers of the “immense commitment” they are making to society amidst the pandemic. His Majesty gave a speech to 365 new police officers from the XXXIV promotion of the Basic Scale of the National Police, telling them that “today is a day to…
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