King Celebrates Six Years On The Throne

King Felipe celebrated six years on the throne Friday. Spanish parliamentarians held a proclamation ceremony on June 19, 2014 after King Juan Carlos’ abdication.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia greet crowds from the Madrid Royal Palace on the day of the King’s proclamation in 2014. With them are Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia. Spanish Royal Household

Military leaders and other officials participated in a flag-raising ceremony to commemorate the date. King Felipe went on with his agenda as usual.

Newspaper Ties King To Father’s Scandals

British newspaper the Telegraph says King Juan Carlos and a businessman friend paid almost $500,000 for King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s honeymoon. The article ties the current king to his father’s finances, which have been under scrutiny.

Spanish newspaper El Pais, when reporting the allegations, focused less on a father paying for his son’s honeymoon but on the businessman who contributed, Josep Cusí.

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King Felipe during a video conference last week. Spanish Royal Household
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Queen Sofia watches as King Juan Carlos signs papers related to his abdication in 2014 at the Madrid Royal Palace. Spanish Royal Household

The Royal Household told El Pais it didn’t have additional comment and pointed to a previous statement, in which King Felipe cut financial ties with King Juan Carlos.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia, formerly and prince and princess of Asturias, got married in 2004. They went on honeymoon to Cambodia, Fiji and California.

Royals Honor Health Workers

The Spanish Royal Family is honoring health workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

The Princess of Asturias Foundation announced in recent days that health workers would receive the 2020 award for concord.

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Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, during a moment of silence in honor of COVID-19 victims at Zarzuela Palace. Spanish Royal Household

The Princess of Asturias foundation and award are named after the heir to the Spanish throne, currently Princess Leonor.

The ceremony is held every year in the Principality of Asturias in the north of Spain.

King Mobilizes The Nobility

King Felipe mobilized the Spanish nobility to help people affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Household said this week.

The King tasked nobles, nobility corporations and other groups with ties to the Crown with purchasing milk and olive oil for the Red Cross.

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Members of the Spanish Royal Family and members of the Royal Household observing a moment of silence for the victims of COVID-19. Spanish Royal Household

Beyond helping the needy, the initiative was also a effort to aid struggling food producers.