(VIDEOS) A Christmas Message from His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain.

On the evening of December 24, 2016, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain delivered his Christmas Eve message from Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid, Spain.

In the second video, the Spanish royal house released a year in review of all the activities His Majesty and Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain have carried out this past year.

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(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Meets with the President of Colombia.

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain met with the President of Colombia, Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, at Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid.

Last Saturday in Oslo, Norway, President Calderón received the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for “…his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end…” according to the official website for the Nobel Peace Prize.

(VIDEOS) HM Queen Letizia of Spain Participates in a Symposium in Rome, Italy.

On Friday, December 2, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, to participate in the Simposio Internacional Sistemas Alimentarios Sostenibles en favor de unas Dietas Saludables y de la Mejora de la Nutrición (International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition).

Issues discussed during the meeting focused on:

“…policies and program options for shaping the food systems in ways that deliver foods for a healthy diet, focusing on concrete country experiences and challenges.

The target audience includes government officials with policy-making and program-design mandates from Agriculture, Nutrition, Health and other relevant sectors, as well as parliamentarians and non-state actors from civil society, private sector and research/academic institutions.

The symposium takes a systems approach and will concentrate on three main sub-themes: the supply side policies and measures for increasing access to healthy diets, demand side policies and measures for increasing access and empowering consumers to choose healthy diets and measures to strengthen accountability, resilience, and equity within the food system.”

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

On the morning of Monday, November 28, 2016, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain began their three-day state visit to Portugal.

The state visit began in the lovely city of Porto were Their Majesties were warmly welcomed by the President of Portugal, Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and other government officials.

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(VIDEO) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Visit the Instituto Cervantes in New York City.

On the evening of Monday, September 19, 2016, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the headquarters of the Instituto Cervantes in New York City, New York.

During last evening’s reception Their Majesties met with “…Spanish professionals and students studying in New York City…” according to the news agency, EFE.

(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Gives a Speech at the United Nations in New York City.

On Monday, September 19, 2016, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain gave a speech at the United Nations in New York City, New York.

 According to the Spanish news agency, EFE, in his speech His Majesty “…called for a generous response to the great displacements of refugees and migrants, to whom he said support should be offered ‘so that they may live a dignified life’ and who, in turn, should respect ‘the values that must be observed in the welcoming countries.’ ” 

 

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Opens the 2016/17 School Year in Almeria.

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Mr. Inigo Mendez de Vigo and the Secretary of State for Education, Culture, Training and Universities, Ms. Marcial Marin, officially opened the 2016/17 school year at the Ginés Morata Center in Almeria, Spain.

spainAccording to the Spanish royal court, during today’s opening Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque and was given a tour of the center.  Her Majesty also “…visited several classrooms including Early Childhood Education (4 years), children with special needs, the library, a classroom for students enrolled in second elementary (7 years) and the gym.” 

Thereafter, Her Majesty participated in meeting with school board members, parents and teachers.

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Photo courtesy of the Spanish royal court

Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Holds Audiences.

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On Friday, September 9, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain held audiences with representatives from the Alianza Iberoamericana de Enfermedades Raras o Poco Frecuentes (ALIBER) at Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid, Spain.

Thereafter, Her Majesty, as Honorary President, met with members from the Consejo Ejecutivo Nacional de la Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC).

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Photo courtesy of the Spanish royal court