Italians Celebrate King Juan Carlos

Italian diplomats and business leaders awarded King Juan Carlos today the 100th anniversary Tiepolo Award, meant to promote Spanish-Italian relations.

Organizers awarded Don Juan Carlos for his commitment to bilateral relations between the two countries and also his role in Spain’s transition to Democracy.

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

King Juan Carlos, who recently abdicated and handed over power to his son King Felipe, was born in Italy while his parents were in exile.

But, like Queen Sofia, he has been making numerous public and private appearances.

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