On March 17, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid to open an exhibition of 170 contemporary and modern artworks from the Kunstmuseum Basel.
On Monday, February 16, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the Premios Nacionales de Cultura held at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid.
TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos.
On February 10, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos in Toledo, Spain.
During today’s celebrations Their Majesties met with staff and patients as well as unveiled a plaque commemorating today’s event.
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(VIDEOS) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Attend the Opening of the 35th Edition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo-FITUR
On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the opening of the 35th Edition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo-FITUR held at the Feria de Madrid.
This three-day trade show is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero-American markets.
On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a reception at Palacio Real de Madrid for diplomatic representatives with accreditation in Spain.
On January 20, 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain held audiences Palacio de La Zarzuela with representatives from the 64th Promoción de Técnicos Comerciales y Economistas del Estado, Grupo de Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España, and members from the Comité de dirección de la Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Trabajadores Autónomos.
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On Thursday, January 8, 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain received credentials from ambassadors from the countries of Panama, Ireland, China, Hungary, Portugal, and Egypt. The event took place at the stunning Palacio Real de Madrid.
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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Video about the exhibition.
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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.
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.
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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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.”