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Spain's royals host reception in the Balearic Islands

King Felipe VI of Spain has welcomed politicians, community leaders and high profile members of the local community to a special reception held on Mallorca. The Spanish monarch was joined by his wife, Queen Letizia, and his mother, Queen Sofia, for the event which marks the royal family’s annual stay on the island. Felipe, Letizia and Sofia hosted the reception at the Royal Palace of La…
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Taking a look at Zarzuela Palace

Today we’re looking at the history of the Palace of Zarzuela, which is the home of King Felipe, his wife, Queen Letizia, and their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía; as well as King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía. Construction began on Zarzuela Palace back in the 1600s, though the then-King Felipe IV meant for it to function as a hunting lodge or country palace instead of an…
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King Felipe to travel to the UK to be installed as the Most Noble Order of the Garter

King Felipe VI of Spain will be installed as a Most Noble Order of the Garter on Garter Day, 17 June at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. His wife, Queen Letizia, will accompany him. Both the King of Spain and the King of the Netherlands will be installed in St George’s Chapel as Supernumerary, or ‘Stranger’, Knights of the Garter during the service. King Felipe, Queen Letizia…
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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…
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King Felipe 'apology' letter to be published

The letter to King Felipe VI of Spain, demanding that the monarch apologise for the 16th century conquest of Mexico, is to be published. The Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said he would soon share the entire contents of the document which he sent to King Felipe in March. The President of Mexico, who also wrote to Pope Francis at the same time, said he was sharing his whole message…
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