King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia Together In Italy

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were in Rome on Friday to celebrate a lighting project at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

Spanish company Endesa backed the installation, and Spain’s monarchy has for centuries had ties to the basilica.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey

King Juan Carlos was born in Rome, in exile from Spain after the Civil War.

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