Queen Sofia At The Opera

Queen Sofia attended the opera last week for the opening of the Madrid Royal Theater’s 2021-2022 season.

The venue is celebrating 100 seasons since its opening in the 1800’s and its 25th season since reopening in 1997.

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This year’s opera is Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Last year the Royal Theater put on A Masked Ball, as Spaniards returned to performance venues under COVID-19 precautions.

King, Queen Visit Volcano Eruption Site

King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the island of La Palma this past week to meet with rescue workers and people affected by the ongoing volcanic eruption.

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The volcano in La Palma, part of the Canary Islands, had been dormant since the 1970’s. The lava has destroyed numerous homes. Their Majesties were joined by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez during their tour.

Royals Begin Post-Vacation Agenda

King Felipe and Queen Letizia return from August vacations to a busy agenda, with numerous important events on the calendar.

King Felipe started the month opening the judicial year with a visit to the Spanish Supreme Court headquarters in Madrid.

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Among his events, His Majesty also handed an award at Zarzuela Palace to Ana Patricia Botín, chair of banking giant Santander, for her promotion of Ibero-American business.

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The King and Queen earlier this month welcomed Chilean President Sebastián Piñera. His tour of Madrid included a lunch at the Royal Palace.

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Queen Letizia went to Zaragoza to launch the 2021-2022 school year. Crowds were there to welcome Her Majesty.

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The Queen on Friday stopped by the Madrid Book Fair, a major event for the Spanish capital.

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Spain’s National Day or Fiesta Nacional in October is among the most important upcoming dates. It’s unclear how big the celebrations will be because of the ongoing pandemic.