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Pretender to the French throne 'could soon enter Spanish politics'

Prince Louis-Alphonse of Bourbon, a pretender to the long defunct throne of France, has held private meetings with the Spanish right-wing Vox-movement. He has, among others, met personally with the deputy leader of the Vox Party, Santiago Abascal according to reports by various Spanish media and the International Monarchist Conference. The Spanish newspaper “El Mundo” has stated that…
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The big royal wedding anniversaries of 2019

While all anniversaries are special to the couple involved, some get far more attention than others. The biggies, the landmarks, the ones ending in a 5 or a zero usually get everyone reminiscing and that’s never more true than with a royal wedding. In 2019, regal…
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King Juan Carlos of Spain undergoes triple heart bypass

Doctors treating the former monarch of Spain, Juan Carlos I, say the major cardiac surgery he underwent this weekend has been a success. Juan Carlos had a triple bypass on Saturday at a private clinic in Madrid. King Felipe VI and his mother, Queen Sofia, arrived at the hospital while the operation was still going on. Felipe later said the family was happy with the progress being made by Juan…
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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…
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Europe's most popular royal palaces

They have been home to generations of royals who have carved their names in the history books and in 2019, their power to fascinate continues. A new survey has taken a look at the most popular regal residences in Europe and those belonging to the British royals take four of the top five spots. Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace dominate the head of the…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Letizia of Spain

Soft, striking and above all, symbolic. The wedding bouquet carried by the future Queen of Spain, Letizia Ortiz, at her royal wedding on May 22nd 2004 was filled with significance. From personal touches to nods to one of the oldest ruling dynasties in Europe, Letizia filled her posy with meaning. At the heart of her cascading bouquet were the iris and the lily, closely associated with the House…
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