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The Queen invests King Felipe and King Willem-Alexander as Supernumerary Knights of the Order of the Garter

The King of Spain and the King of the Netherlands have been invested as supernumerary Knights of the Garter by the Queen at Windsor Castle. Their official welcome to the ancient Order of the Garter came just ahead of the traditional procession and service at St. George’s Chapel. King Felipe VI of Spain was made a Knight during his State Visit to the United Kingdom in the summer of 2017. King…
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Spain

King Felipe criticises the Catalonian referendum on independence

On the 1st of October, the Spanish region of Catalonia will have referendum deciding on if they should declare their independence from Spain or remain in the Spanish kingdom. The referendum has been suspended by the Spanish Constitutional Court; however, the Catalan government stated the court order was not valid for Catalonia and has proceeded to gather the support needed to declare…
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Spain

Spain’s Princess Cristina to stand trial for tax fraud in January

The date has been set for Spain’s Princess Cristina. She is due to stand trial on charges of tax fraud on 11 January 2016. Cristina is the elder sister of the current King Felipe VI, and she’s currently sixth in line of succession to the Spanish throne, behind her brother’s two daughters, her sister Elena and her children. Princess Cristina in 2009 Princess Cristina was…
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