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King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcome President of China to Spain

The King and Queen of Spain are hosting the President of China on a state visit to their country. This morning King Felipe and Queen Letizia officially welcomed Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, at the Royal Palace in Madrid in a traditional ceremony. Their three-day stay will focus on economic, cultural and political ties between Spain and China. Photo: Casa Real During the official…
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Spain's royals celebrate National Day

While the United Kingdom was celebrating the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank, over in Spain, the royals were taking part in National Day celebrations which are held each year on 12 October. As in previous years, King Felipe and Queen Letizia brought along their two daughters, 12-year-old Princess Leonor and 11-year-old Infanta Sofía. They presided over the solemn act of homage to…
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Queen Letizia visits Oviedo for beginning of school year

Queen Letizia marked the official start of the 2018/2019 school year with a visit to CP Baudilio Arce and the Doctor Fleming Secondary Education Institute in Oviedo. The Queen was accompanied by the Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Isabel Celáa, and the President of the Principality of Asturias, Javier Fernádez; the President of the General Board of the Principality of Asturias…
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia open Salamaq’18

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain opened Salamaq’18 on Wednesday, 5 September at the Exhibition Centre of Salamanca. Their Majesties presided over the opening ceremony for the “Salamaq’18” Fair of the agricultural sector and 30 International Expo…
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Before they were royal: The life of Queen Letizia of Spain

Our summer series continues with Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano – a journalist who became the Queen of Spain. Born Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano on 15 September 1972 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, the future royal was the eldest daughter of the journalist Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez and registered nurse and hospital union representative María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez. Letizia has two…
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