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Happy Birthday to HRH Prince Felipe of Asturias!

On January 30, 1968 Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia was born to HM King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.

Born in Madrid, Spain he is the only son to King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia and heir to the Spanish throne.  Prince Felipe has two sisters, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina.  After he graduated from Lakefield College in Ontario, Canada the Prince was accepted to the Autonomous University.  From there he earned his Master of Science at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.    Prince Felipe is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Catalan.

On May 22, 2004, he married the beautiful Spanish newscaster, Letizia Ortiz in a lavish ceremony at the Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena inMadrid, Spain. Today the couple have two daughters, Infanta Leonor and Infanta Sofia.





It is unknown how the Prince will celebrate his day, but I have no doubt in my mind he ill spend part of it with his family and friends.

So, happy birthday Prince Felipe!   🙂

The online Spanish newspaper, Diez Minutos, has a photo special in honor of Prince Felipe’s birthday, so please click the link to view: diezminutos.es


Source: Everywhere.  Photos courtesy of: Zimbio.com

TRH Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Visit the New Galician Library and Newspaper Archive

On January 10, 2011, TRH Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the inauguration of the Galician Library and Newspaper Archive in Galicia, Spain.

Designed by American architect, Peter Eisenman, the building as well as construction caused somewhat of a controversy in the beginning.  Now, all is well.

According to Design Build Network, the new Galician Library and Newspaper Archive will:

… form a depository for Galicia’s rich bibliographic and publication heritage. The library building will have six floors with a total height of 42m, different rooms for reading and researchers, and will also include a central book deposit with capacity for storing more than a million volumes.

There will also be exhibition areas for books of interest, an auditorium and seminar rooms for training. The newspaper archive will have more than 1,400m² for reading rooms and 1,200m² for storage areas. There will also be areas for reception and classification, and for microfilming and digitalizing.

This new library and archive building sounds and looks amazing.  A great place for nerdy researchers such as myself.  LOL.

To watch a clip from the inauguration please click the link: Vtelevision.es

Source: lavozdegalicia.es and Design Build Network

Photos courtesy of noticias.terra.es