King Publishes His Net Worth

King Felipe has reported a net worth of about 2.5 million euros, according to information released by the Royal Household and reported by Spanish media outlets today.

Most of His Majesty’s assets are in deposits contained within Spain. About 300,000 euros are in art, antiques and jewelry.

Don Felipe released the information to promote a more transparent and modern monarchy, and ahead of transparency reforms to be approved by the government.

King Felipe at the King’s Cup final in Seville this weekend. Real Betis beat Valencia. Spanish Royal Household.

The scope of the King and Queen’s net worth remains unclear without an itemized list of jewels and other items.

Queen Letizia, for example, has custody of several diamond tiaras and other valuable pieces of jewelry, that were once controlled by Queen Sofia and are not owned by the Spanish state.


Royals Visit Ukranian Refugees, Tone Down Easter Vacations

Members of the Spanish Royal Family broke with tradition this week by keeping a low profile during their Easter break, including not attending mass at the Palma Cathedral in the island of Mallorca.

Observers at least expected Queen Sofia, King Felipe’s mother, to attend services. But even though she was staying at Marivent Palace in Mallorca and attended a Good Friday procession, she was not at the cathedral Sunday.

King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia instead visited a center for Ukranian refugees in Madrid during Easter weekend.

Spanish Royal Household

The visit to the Ukranian refugee center coincided with Princess Leonor’s return to Spain for vacation from her studies in Wales.

Queen Letizia Meets With Prince Charles

Queen Letizia met with Britain’s Prince Charles earlier this month to visit an exhibition in Bishop Auckland of works by Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán.

Spanish Royal Household

The new Spanish Gallery of Auckland Castle is the United Kingdom’s first venue dedicated to Spanish art and culture, according to the Royal Household.

Spanish Royal Household

The last official trip by King Felipe and Queen Letizia to the U.K. was for Prince Phillip’s memorial service in London.

Queen Sofia Back In New York

Queen Sofia was in New York last week to lead events at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, an organization to promote understanding of the Spanish speaking world.

Her Majesty introduced an electronic biographical dictionary from the Royal Academy of History. She also handed out awards.

Spanish Royal Household

The awards went out to Mexican billionaire and philanthropist Carlos Slim, Chef José Andrés and Carmen Iglesias, the first woman to lead the History Academy.