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TMs King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain Open an Exhibition in Madrid. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived at the Palacio Real de Madrid to officially open the exhibition, El Retrato en las Colecciones Reales: De Juan de Flandes a Antonio López.

The exhibition, developed in collaboration between the Patrimonio Nacional and the Fundación Banco Santander, focuses on the:

“…evolution of the image of the Spanish monarchs through some of the masters of the history of painting and is divided into two major sections, Hapsburg and Bourbon House.

The first section opens with the history of the Habsburg dynasty in Spain, with works like the image of Queen Isabella, by Juan de Flanders. From the beginnings of the House of Austria may be large official portrait of Charles V by Jakob Seisenegger. There are also works by the great masters of Spanish Baroque such as Velázquez and Ribera.

In the second section devoted to the House of Bourbon from the eighteenth century to the present, a pictorial review is performed by the various reigns of the dynasty with works by, among others, Louis-Michel van Loo, Anton Raphael Mengs, Francisco de Goya or Joaquín Sorolla, until the reign of Juan Carlos I with ‘El Príncipe de Ensueño’ by Salvador Dalí and the portrait of ‘La Familia de Juan Carlos I’ by Antonio López…”

El Retrato en las Colecciones Reales: De Juan de Flandes a Antonio López will be open to the public on December 4, 2014 – April 19, 2015.

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TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Visit Berlin, Germany. (VIDEOS)

On Monday, December 1, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Berlin, Germany, for a two-day official visit.

Their Majesties began their day at Schloss Bellevue where they met with the President of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck, and his longtime partner, Ms. Daniela Schadt. After the official welcoming ceremony, Their Majesties were ushered into Schloss Bellevue where they posed for the press as well as attended a luncheon held in their honor.

In the afternoon, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia accompanied by the Mayor of Berln, Mr. Klaus Wowereit, visited the famous Brandenburg Gate as well as attended meeting.

Thereafter, Their Majesties met with the Chancellor of Germany, Ms. Angela Merkel as well as with the President of the Deutscher Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert.

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His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Visits the Escuela Diplomática in Madrid. (VIDEO)

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain arrived at the Escuela Diplomática in Madrid to preside over a “…ceremony of royal offices of 15 new secretaries of the Embassy …” according to the Spanish royal court.

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Visit Brussels, Belgium. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. José Manuel García-Margallo, began their one-day official visit to Brussels, Belgium.

Upon their arrival into the capital Their Majesties were warmly greeted by Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium along with dozens of Belgian government officials.

After the official welcoming ceremony King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia participated in a meeting at Palais d’Egmont with the Belgian Prime Minister, Mr. Charles Michel, and the Belgian Foreign Minister, Mr. Didier Reynders.  The new Spanish monarchs also held meetings with members of the Belgian Senate and House of Representatives.

In the afternoon, Their Majesties accompanied by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde posed for the press at the Palais Royal in Brussels.  Thereafter, the king and queen of Belgium hosted a luncheon in honor of the Spanish royal visit at the Palais Royal in Brussels.

And, that’s it.

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TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Visit Luxembourg. (VIDEOS)

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. José Manuel García-Margallo, arrived in Luxembourg for a one-day official visit.

Upon their arrival at Luxembourg airport Their Majesties were warmly greeted by His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg.

Soon, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia along withe the Hereditary Grand Duke arrived at the Palais Grand-Ducal in Luxembourg City were hundreds of locals cheered for Spain’s new king and queen.  Also, waiting for Their Majesties were His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and various government officials.  After the official welcoming ceremony Their Majesties were ushered into the Palais Grand-Ducal where they happily posed for the press along with Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg.

In the afternoon, Their Majesties along with Mr. García-Margallo participated in several meetings with government officials.

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Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Attend a Memorial Service in Bullas, Spain. (VIDEO)

On Monday, November 10, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Juan Valera Pavillion in Bullas, Spain, to attend a memorial service for the victims of Sunday’s bus accident.

According to AFP News, fourteen people died “…after their bus fell 15 meters from the Calasparra Road.  The travelers were returning from Madrid to the Murcian town of Bullas after attending a religious ceremony at the Convent of the Barefoot Carmelites.”

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Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Visits Moita and Lisbon, Portugal. (VIDEO)

On Friday, November 7, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in lovely Portugal for a one-day visit.

This morning Her Majesty held a meeting with representatives from the Alianza Iberoamericana de Enfermedades Raras (ALIBER) as well as visited Casa dos Marcos in Moita. Thereafter, Her Majesty gave a speech during the closing session of the 2nd Congreso Iberoamericano de Enfermedades Raras.

In the afternoon, Her Majesty Queen Letizia arrived in Lisbon where she was driven to the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian to view the temporary exhibition entitled, História Partilhada: Tesouros dos Palácios Reais de Espanha.

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His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Opens an Exhibition in Madrid. (VIDEO)

On November 5, 2014, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain opened the exhibition, Maestros Flamencos y Holandeses, at the Museo Carlos de Amberes in Madrid, Spain.

According to Artnet News, the exhibition contains:

“…40 Flemish masterpieces, [which] has been assembled by securing loans from several other European institutions. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, closed until 2017 due to renovation, has loaned an astounding 21 works. They include important paintings by Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens, Bernard van Orley, David Teniers II, and Michaelina Wautier, one of the very few female Flemish painters of the period.”

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Attend the XXXI Edition of the Premio de Periodismo Francisco Cerecedo. (VIDEO)

On the evening of November 5, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid, Spain, to attend the XXXI Edition of the Premio de Periodismo Francisco Cerecedo. The winner of the Francisco Cerecedo award went to Mr. José Antonio Zarzalejos.

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Visits the Mando de Operaciones in Madrid. (VIDEO)

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain visited the Mando de Operaciones (MOPS), in Madrid, Spain.  The agency is a “…operational structure, subordinate to the Chief of the Defense Staff and [is] responsible for conducting operational planning and driving as well as the monitoring of operational plans and operations military as assigned…” according to the Spanish royal court.

Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Organización Nacional de Trasplantes. (VIDEO)


On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain attended the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT) held at the Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad in Madrid, Spain.

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Presides Over the Closing of the XXV Asamblea Plenaria del Consejo Empresarial de América Latina. (VIDEO)


On Friday, October 3, 2014, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the closing of the XXV Asamblea Plenaria del Consejo Empresarial de América Latina (CEAL) held under the theme, Espacio Empresarial Iberoamericano una Oportunidad para el Crecimiento, at the Distrito C Telefónica in Madrid.

This year’s meeting gathered more than 200 CEOs from various Latin American companies according to Casa Real.

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Attend the Opening of the Feria Internacional Ganadera y 561 Tradicional de San Miguel. (VIDEO)

On October 2, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the opening of the Feria Internacional Ganadera y 561 Tradicional de San Miguel in Zafra, Spain.

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