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Archive for May, 2017

Infanta Cristina, King Felipe’s sister, reappeared during a public event last week, just weeks after a Palma de Mallorca court cleared her of corruption charges.

The scandal was related to her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin’s, business dealings. The court convicted him.

Doña Cristina visited the Royal Palace for the first time in years for the funeral of Infanta Alicia of Bourbon-Parma and Habsburg-Lorraine.

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Queen Sofia, King Juan Carlos, Queen Letizia and King Felipe at the Madrid Royal Palace chapel. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

Spanish media outlets posted video of the event, with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia greeting Infanta Cristina on their way in.

Agenda remains packed

Also this month, King Felipe presided over a meeting of the Scientific Council of the Royal Institute of International and Strategic Affairs.

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The King arriving at the meeting at the Royal Palace of La Granja near Segovia.

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were in Oslo on the 10th for King Harald and Queen Sonja’s birthday. Queen Sofia’s family once eyed Harald as a potential suitor.

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On the 11th, Queen Letizia spoke at en event in Seville to mark the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

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On the 8th, King Juan Carlos gave his sister, Infanta Margarita, a medal for her with with the Royal Academy of Medicine.

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Also on the 8th, King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed the president of Costa Rica and his wife.

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King Felipe is set to travel to Jordan later this month for an economic and political meeting on the Middle East and North Africa.Cristina

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Members of the Spanish Royal Family have had a busy public agenda in the weeks since the Easter break.

Late last month King Felipe was in Strasbourg, speaking to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly to mark the 40th anniversary of Spain joining the group.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Earlier, he gave an award to actor and filmmaker Antonio Bandera as the University of Alcalá de Henares, where author Miguel de Cervantes was born.

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The King and Queen Letizia recently handed out the global Cervantes prize there related to the Spanish language.

The Queen last month also visited Valencia for a meeting on rare diseases, one of her focus areas, and a gathering with students.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Their Majesties spent days in the Canary Islands, meeting with local leaders and residents, including at the Christopher Columbus House in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria.

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, shortly after Easter, visited Seville’s royal sites to commemorate the 1992 Expo there.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Media outlets have also reported that King Felipe and Queen Letizia are working on a good date for their postponed state visit to the United Kingdom.

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