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King Felipe urges courage in the face of uncertainty at the 2020 Pascua Militar

King Felipe spoke of courage in the face of adversity in a speech to Spanish soldiers on Monday at the Pascua Militar in Madrid. The Pascua Militar is an important Spanish military holiday that recognises the recovery of Menorca for Spain in 1782, created by King Carlos III, and begins the military year in Spain. In a speech to soldiers, as well as to government officials, King Felipe…
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Infanta Pilar of Spain hospitalised again

Infanta Pilar, the older sister of King Juan Carlos of Spain, has been hospitalised again in Madrid following health problems. The Spanish princess was admitted to the Ruber International Hospital on Monday according to several Spanish news outlets. Her health…
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Queen Letizia at the Pascua Militar

Every year in Spain on the 6th of January, the Spanish Royal Family commemorates Pascua Militar, a military ceremony at the Royal Palace of Madrid. At the Pascua Militar, King Felipe receives the “Prime Minister, the Minister of Defence, the Chief of the Defence Staff, the Chiefs of Staff of all branches, the Grand Masters of the Royal and Military Orders of San Fernando and San…
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Iñaki Urdangarin gets Christmas reprieve to spend holiday out of prison and with family

Iñaki Urdangarin, the husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain and brother-in-law to King Felipe, has gotten a Christmas reprieve to spend the holiday out of prison with his family. Urdangarin has been granted permission by the court, under Article 47.2 of the General Penitentiary Organic Law, to leave prison for four days to spend Christmas with his wife and their four children. He will leave…
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2019 Christmas card of Spanish Royal Family revealed

The 2019 Christmas card of the Spanish Royal Family has been revealed by Casa Real. King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s card features them in a photo with their two daughters, Princess Leonor, 14, and Infanta Sofía, 12, from a visit to the village of Asiegu. Their…
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How the Spanish royals celebrate Christmas

Each family has its own Christmas tradition, and royal families are no exception. As part of a new Christmas series, we are taking a look at how each royal family across Europe celebrates the holiday. The Spanish Royal Family starts Christmas festivities by releasing…
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia act as hosts for Conference on Climate Change (COP25)

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have played hosts to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP25) in Madrid where Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Prince Albert of Monaco and other foreign dignitaries were in attendance. The theme of the conference is to reduce CO2 emissions, global trade in emission rights, and other issues surrounding the goals set at the 2015 Paris climate…
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