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King Felipe praises the power of Spanish language

King Felipe has affirmed his belief in the power of the Spanish language at the annual meeting of the board of the Cervantes Institute. In his speech at the meeting on October 6th 2020, the King said that “Spanish is an undoubted cultural and economic engine, not only because of its potential as a learning language in the world, but also because of the values ​​that it embodies and…
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King Felipe of Spain accused of 'manoeuvring' against the country's government by minister

King Felipe VI of Spain has been accused of manoeuvring against his country’s government by one of its ministers. Another has joined attacks questioning the Spanish king’s political neutrality. The claims came after Felipe intervened in a controversy that has dominated Spanish politics for days. The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzon, made the attack in a tweet. It read…
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NEW: Princess of Asturias quarantined after COVID-infection in class

Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, has been quarantined after a classmate was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Leonor had only just returned to the Santa María de los Rosales school on Wednesday, and now she and her entire class will be forced to undergo a 14-day quarantine. As Leonor was accompanied by her sister Sofía, she will also be quarantined. The Spanish Royal House announced that they…
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Princess Leonor of Spain goes back to school

The heir to the Spanish throne has returned to class in very different circumstances. Princess Leonor arrived for the first day of the new academic year without the support of her mother as coronavirus pandemic restrictions meant Queen Letizia coudn’t see her first…
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Granny Knows Best: the grandparents of Felipe VI

Continuing our series looking into the grandparents of Europe’s reigning monarchs, let’s explore the lives of the grandparents of King Felipe VI of Spain, royalty on both sides. Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona Embed from Getty Images King Felipe’s paternal grandfather, Juan, was a would-be king of Spain in his own right, though the Second Spanish Republic derailed his destiny…
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