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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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Queen Letizia presents literature prizes

One of the world’s most prestigious children’s literature prize ceremonies took place in Spain Thursday, with Queen Letizia honouring the winners. The Queen spoke about the impact of literature on young people during the event at Madrid’s historic Royal…
Spain

Spanish Royal Family attends Easter Mass at Majorca

The Spanish Royal Family has traditionally celebrated Easter by attending a Mass on the Island of Majorca (Mallorca). Queen Sofía and her daughter-in-law, Queen Letizia walked side by side despite their public quarrel at the Easter Mass last year. This morning King Felipe drove his family to the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma to attend the Easter Mass. King Felipe, Queen Letizia, their…
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Spain

King Juan Carlos undergoes surgery for skin cancer

It has revealed that King Juan Carlos, 81, has undergone surgery for skin cancer on his face; the operation took place in March. The former King of Spain was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma – a very common form of skin cancer that begins in the basal cells often…
Spain

Queen Letizia sees renovations of Real Monasterio de la Encarnación

On Wednesday, Queen Letizia of Spain travelled to the Real Monasterio de la Encarnación (Royal Monastery of the Incarnation) in the Spanish capital of Madrid to see its recent renovations. These improvements have allowed the Real Monasterio de la Encarnación to be more accessible for those with both physical and visual disabilities. The Royal Board on Disability, the National Heritage Board and…
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Europe’s lucky number sevens: baby Sussex’s counterparts in the line of succession

When Baby Sussex is born in a few weeks time, he or she will be seventh in line to the British throne. They are not the only royals to hold the lucky number seven position in a line of succession. Let’s take a look at Baby Sussex’s counterparts in their lines of succession. Belgium: Archduchess Anna Astrid, 2 – Anna Astrid is the only child of Prince Amedeo and Princess…
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