Queen Receives Award, Prince Welcomes DOD Secy.

This week the Broseta Foundation awarded Queen Sofia its prize for coexistence. The group touted her social welfare efforts, her support for Democracy and her work for the development of Spain.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Valencian Community President Alberto Fabra presented Her Majesty with the award at the government palace, the Palau de la Generalitat.


King Juan Carlos received the same award in 2007. It’s named after a Spanish law professor who was murdered by Basque separatists.

Also this week, Prince Felipe received U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. He’s touting Europe as he prepares to leave the Pentagon.

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Members of the Royal Family have been extremely busy over the last several weeks, perhaps in an effort to increase their profile.

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Prince Felipe reviews documents for Madrid’s candidacy to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

The public agenda shows numerous meetings, several a day in some cases, with social welfare organizations and business groups, among others.


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