Queen Letizia Stuns With Pink Dress

Queen Letizia stunned royal watchers with a pink dress today, worn during events for the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito.

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Queen Letizia and King Felipe were photographed attending a dinner in honor of the new emperor.

Royals Arrive In Japan

King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrived in Japan today for the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.

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King Felipe met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of the enthronement ceremonies.

Princess Delivers First Major Address

Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, delivered her first major public address last week as heir to the Spanish throne.

The princess recently read parts of the Spanish Constitution during an event, but last week’s remarks at the Princess of Asturias Awards were more notable.


TOP: Queen Sofia, Princess Leonor, King Felipe, Queen Letizia and Infanta Sofia arrive at the awards ceremony. BOTTOM: Princess Leonor, King Felipe, Queen Letizia and Infanta Sofia at the head table.

Her Royal Highness said she was honored to hold the title of Princess of Asturias and spoke of her Asturian blood. Her mother, Queen Letizia, is from Asturias.


King Felipe had tender words for his daughter, who will soon turn 13. He told her to have courage and valor.

His words came amid violent protests in Barcelona and Madrid by Catalan pro-independence activists.

Princess Leonor hugging her sister Infanta Sofia.

The Princess of Asturias awards are given to artists, scholars and leaders around the world.

As heir to the Spanish throne, Princess Leonor has been going through a grooming process to prepare her for public life. Last week’s speech was a key part of that effort.

King Silent On Catalan Convictions

King Felipe continued with his public agenda today despite growing unrest in Spain over the conviction of Catalan separatist leaders.

The King made an appearance today at the Royal Academy of Engineering and has not addressed the issue.

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The Spanish Supreme Court convicted the Catalan separatists of sedition. In the past, the King has spoken forcefully in favor of unity and against those who violate constitutional norms.

King Meets With Netherlands, UAE Royals

King Felipe traveled to the Netherlands last week to Amsterdam to mark a Rembrandt-Velázquez exhibit at the Rijksmuseum.

The King met with King Willem-Alexander during the stop. Queen Letizia and Queen Máxima were not involved.


King Felipe also last week met with Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi in Madrid during his visit to the International Book Fair.

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Queen Letizia last week was a key figure during events on mental health issues.