Applause And Boos For Prince, Princess In Barcelona

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia were at the opera at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, where republican sentiment can often run deep.

Newspaper El Mundo posted a video, which shows how strong people can feel for an against the Spanish Royal Family.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

People shouldn’t be surprised, however. During the transition to Democracy, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were often greeted with jeers and screams, especially in places like Catalonia and the Basque Country.

In recent days King Juan Carlos has met with Austrian Chancellor Werner Feymann and Guatemalan President José Mujica.

A small meal for President Mujica at Zarzuela Palace.
A small meal for President Mujica at Zarzuela Palace.
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Infanta Cristina No Longer Under Subpoena

A court in Palma de Mallorca overturned today a recent subpoena against King Juan Carlos’ daughter Infanta Cristina in connection with her husband’s corruption investigation.

Judge José Castro, investigating allegations that Duke of Palma Iñaki Urdangarin used a non-profit company to line his pockets with government contracts, subpoenaed Infanta Cristina in April.

However, prosecutors appealed his decision citing lack of evidence.

Meanwhile, other members of the Royal Family are continuing with a busy schedule in part to rehabilitate the Crown’s image.

Prince Felipe in Seville today. © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
Prince Felipe in Seville.
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Today Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia visited a gallery and port facility in Seville.

Princess Letizia in Seville.
Princess Letizia in Seville.

Prince, Princess Attend ‘Coronation’

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia were among many royals in the Netherlands today for the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander, after the abdication of her mother Queen Beatrix.

Like in Spain, the ceremony is technically not a coronation, as the monarch appears near the Royal Crown but doesn’t actually wear it.

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Princess Letizia wore one of the family’s tiara’s for a dinner last night.

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King Juan Carlos also continues increasing his public appearances. A few days ago he met at Zarzuela Palace with Jordan’s King Abdullah.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

 

Royals Out For Easter

Members of the Spanish Royal family attended Easter mass yesterday at the Mallorca Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca as part of a long standing tradition.

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Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, and Infanta Elena attended the services. Also there were young Infanta Sofia and Leonor, who may one day become queen.

Infanta Elena, the Duchess of Palma, did not attend amid her husband’s corruption investigation.

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The Duchess of Alba also celebrated Holy Week and her 87th birthday with a public outing. Click here for an Hola photo gallery from Seville.

Royals Host IOC Reps

Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena welcomed International Olympic Committee representatives at the Royal Palace last week.

They were hoping to impress the Evaluation Commission for Madrid’s candidacy to host the games in 2020.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Prince Felipe said in the Palace’s main dining hall that Madrid was not only a European City but also represented broader Ibero-American aspirations.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

More than 100 guests attended the event, the Royal Household said. Infanta Pilar, the King’s sister, was also there.

Prince, Princess Greet New Pope

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia headed the Spanish delegation to Pope Francis’ inaugural mass today.

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© Agencia EFE

The Prince and Princess of Asturias sat with other European and world Royals during the ceremony in Vatican City.

Princess Letizia wore black because by protocol only Catholic Monarchs can wear white.

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Reception at the Spanish Embassy.
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Queen Sofia wore white to the same event for now former Pope Benedict.

King’s Operation A Success

King Juan Carlos is out of intensive care and has already taken his first steps after a hernia operation.

© Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.
© Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.

His Majesty went to La Milagrosa hospital in Madrid for the scheduled operation.

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. © Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.
Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia.
© Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.

Several members of the Royal Family have made their way to visit Don Juan Carlos at the hospital. So has Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

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Queen Sofia, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina.
© Agencia EFE. Posted online by the Royal Household.

The King is expected to be in the hospital for about a week, but will spend a few more in recovery.