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King Felipe holds videoconference with Operations Command on Armed Forces Day

Spain’s King Felipe held a videoconference with the Operations Command on Saturday for Armed Forces Day at the Retamares Base in Pozuelo de Alarcón. The King was greeted by Minister of Defence, Margarita Robles; Chief of Defence Staff, Miguel Ángel Villarroya; Secretary of State for Defence, Ángel Olivares; Chief of Staff of the Army, General of the Army, Francisco Javier Varela…
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King and Queen of Spain meet with young talents

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia met with young Spanish talents at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid on Thursday, 28 May. Their Majesties, clad in surgical masks, sat six feet apart from the eight young talents from research, technology, business, culture and social…
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The King and Queen of Spain join experts looking at global impact of COVID-19

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended a session of the Scientific Committee of the Elcano Royal Institute to learn about the international impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon their arrival, the King and Queen were greeted by the President and Director of the Institute, Emilio Lamo de Espinosa and Charles Powell, who made a presentation to the royals on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Juan Carlos and Sofia of Spain

It was a royal wedding that turned into a marriage of monarchs. Juan Carlos and Sofia of Spain are amongst the best known kings and queens in recent European history and yet at the time of their marriage, he had no guarantee of succeeding to his country’s throne. That didn’t stop their wedding becoming one of the biggest royal events of the early 1960s. Royal Wedding Rewind looks back…
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King Felipe VI visits Operations Command to thank Spain's Armed Forces for help with the coronavirus crisis

King Felipe VI honoured the efforts of Spain’s Armed Forces to keep the nation safe from Covid-19 on Friday when he visited Operations Command at Retamares Base in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid. The Spanish king, wearing army fatigues, a mask, and gloves, was accompanied by the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles and the Chief of Defense Staff, General of the Air, Miguel Ángel…
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