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(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Receives a Medal from the Foreign Policy Association New York City.

On the evening of Thursday, May 26, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended the Foreign Policy Association’s Annual Gala Dinner held at the Harvard Club in New York City. Established in 2018, the purpose of the FPA is to “…serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion about US foreign policy and global issues.”

During the gala, His Majesty received the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) Medal. The award is presented to individuals who demonstrate responsible internationalism and work to expand public knowledge of international affairs.

Upon receiving the FPA Medal, His Majesty gave a speech:

“It pains me, but I cannot begin my remarks tonight without a word of profound sorrow, disgust, and condemnation in the wake of the violent attacks and killings that have that have taken place in the past days and weeks [referring to the attacks in Buffalo, NY and in Laguna Woods, CA] today out thoughts and hearts and with the 21 victims of the Texas school tragedy. So, I would like to express on behalf of the Spanish people my deepest condolences to their families, friends, to the U.S. authorities at this difficult time.

Upholding freedom, democracy, and respect for human rights and dignity involve a relentless commitment. It seems like an everlasting job, regardless of the transformations the World endures. We cannot take them for granted. Unfortunately, many events are a permanent reminder of that and, therefore, demand our current utmost and generous effort.”

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Attends the 81st Edition of the Feria del Libro de Madrid.

On Friday, May 27, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain officially opened the 81st edition of the Feria del Libro de Madrid (Madrid Book Fair) held at the Parque del Retiro. The theme of this year’s fair, Hojea el Mundo.

During today’s event, Her Majesty met with various publishers and booksellers including the owners of the Reno Bookstore, the Galaxia Gutenberg Publishing House, and the Miraguano Bookstore.

Her Majesty also toured the printing workshop in the Children’s Pavilion and visited the Europe Pavilion which is “…participating in the Madrid Book Fair for the first time…” according to a press release.

The Madrid Book Fair is open to the public until June 12, 2022.

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Visits New York City.

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, accompanied by various Spanish government officials, participated in a meeting with the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce in New York City.

The purpose of the meeting is to promote economic relations between the two countries. Entrepreneurs from the financial, energy, fashion, infrastructure and food sectors, among others, participated in this meeting.

Established in New York City in 1959, the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce is an American and private non-profit institution that promotes bilateral trade and investment. It represents the interests of companies that have established, or are interested in establishing commercial and business relations between Spain and the US It is also an Official Chamber of Spain recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Upon his arrival, His Majesty was received by the Consul General of Spain in New York, Ms. Caridad Batalla, and the President of the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Marco Antonio Achón.

After the meeting, His Majesty visited the headquarters of the United Nations Organization where he had a luncheon meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres.

(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Attends the Inauguration of Navalia.

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attends the inauguration of the VIII Edition of the International Naval Industry Trade Fair, Navalia, at the Vigo Spain Exhibition Center in Vigo, Spain.

The purpose of the Navalia is to serve as a promotional tool within the naval sector in Spain as well as an “…international meeting point for companies in the world of the sea…” notes the Spanish royal court.

Emeritus King Juan Carlos I Returns to Palacio de La Zarzuela to Spend Time with His Family.

On Monday, May 23, 2022, Emeritus King Juan Carlos I returned to Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid to spend time with his somewhat estranged family.

In a rare move, the Spanish royal court released a statement regarding this afternoon’s family reunion:

“As indicated in the statement made public by the House of His Majesty The King on May 18, Emeritus King Juan Carlos I has been today with his family at the Palacio de la Zarzuela.

His Majesty The King and Emeritus King Juan Carlos I have had a long conversation about family issues as well as about different events and their consequences in Spanish society since the King’s father decided to move to Abu Dhabi on August 3, 2020.

Next, a family lunch was held, attended by Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain, the Princess Sofía, Emeritus King Juan Carlos I and Emeritus Queen Sofía, as well as the Princess Elena and her children, and the Princess Margarita and Don Carlos Zurita. Princess Sofía has not been able to share lunch having tested positive for Covid upon her return from Miami, although she has remained with the rest of the family in the lunch room provided with the mandatory mask and the corresponding ventilation measures.

Late in the afternoon, Emeritus King Juan Carlos I has embarked on his return trip to Abu Dhabi. As was made public, in his letter to His Majesty The King dated March 5, Emeritus King Juan Carlos I first stated his desire to establish his permanent and stable place of residence in Abu Dhabi for personal reasons; and secondly, his decision to organize his personal life and his place of residence in areas of a private nature, both during his visits and if he were to reside in Spain again in the future, to continue enjoying as private as possible.

All this, together with the other points that appear in said letter, constitute the reference framework for the activities of Emeritus King Juan Carlos I.

(VIDEO) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Visit the Municipality of Pinofranqueado.

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the municipality of Pinofranqueado, on the occasion of the centenary of King Alfonso XIII’s visit to the Las Hurdes region, in the province of Cáceres, Spain.

Upon their arrival, Their Majesties were warmly welcomed by hundreds of residents from Pinofranqueado and nearby towns. There were cheers with applause and shouts of Long live the King and Long Live the Queen.

After meeting with the residents, Their Majesties visited the town square where they enjoyed watching a folk dance of El Paleo a traditional dance from the area performed by young people.

Thereafter, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia participated in a meeting with the municipal corporation and the mayors from the surrounding area.

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Attends the Conference, Competitive Advantages of Filming in Spain: Shooting in Spain, Focus on USA.

On the morning of Monday, May 9, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Mr. Reyes Maroto, and by the United States Ambassador to Spain, Ms. Julissa Reynoso, attended the conference entitled, Competitive Advantages of Filming in Spain: Shooting in Spain, Focus on USA, held at the Auditorio ICEX in Madrid. The conference is being held under the framework of a “…promotion plan for the audiovisual sector…” according to a press release for the conference.

Organized by ICEX, the conference consisted of several round table discussions regarding the state of the audiovisual industry in Spain, including its:

“…strengths, business opportunities, as well as the advantages for the making of movies and entertainment content. Spain has a rich and varied selection of filming locations safe and easily accessible, along with some very attractive tax incentives which make the country an exceptional destination when it comes to filming, television, and advertising”.