King, Queen Tested For Coronavirus

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have been tested for the novel coronavirus, media outlets reported today.

Her Majesty attended an event recently with Equality Minister Irene Montero, who has tested positive for the disease.

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The King and Queen have cancelled much of their public agenda because of the outbreak.

Someone in Princess Leonor’s private school in Madrid had the virus. Media outlets reported the heir to the throne would continue attending, but authorities have since shut down classes.

Spanish Princess’ School Affected By Coronavirus

Spanish authorities have confirmed a case of coronavirus at the elite Santa Maria de los Rosales private school in Madrid.

That’s where Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, and her younger sister, Infanta Sofia, both attend classes.

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Princess Leonor, King Felipe, Queen Letizia and Infanta Sofia. Spanish Royal Household

Several media outlets reported the case of the disease and said the princess and infanta would continue attending classes as normal.

Trump To Host King, Queen For State Visit

President Trump will host King Felipe and Queen Letizia for a state visit to the United States in April, the White House confirmed.

Their Majesties visited the White House and other U.S. officials for a working visit in 2018.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia with President Trump and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump. Spanish Royal Household

The last Spanish state visit to the U.S. was during the George W. Bush administration. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia visited in 2000.

The Spanish government and royals were eager for a state visit with President Obama.

But even though King Juan Carlos was the first head of state to visit Obama at the White House, a state visit never happened.

President Obama visited Madrid briefly during the end of his tenure. Then-First Lady Michelle Obama visited the royals at Marivent Palace in Mallorca.

King, Queen In Poland For Auschwitz Liberation Anniversary

King Felipe and Queen Letizia are in Poland with other world leaders today to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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Their Majesties laid a wreath at the site and made an offering at the Holocaust Memorial.

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King Felipe traveled to Israel last week for that country’s Holocaust commemoration.

King Greets World Leaders For Climate Conference

King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed dozens of diplomats and world leaders in Madrid today for this year’s United Nations climate conference.

The King hosted a reception and delivered remarks at the Madrid Royal Palace’s Hall of Columns, which is reserved for deeply important events.

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Among the King’s guests was U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The royals greeted her warmly.

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The King is also set to attend the conference’s closing ceremonies later this month.

King, Queen Leave For Cuba

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today left Madrid for their official visit to Cuba to celebrate Havana’s 500th anniversary.

Their Majesties boarded their jet after a departure ceremony at the Terminal of State at Barajas Airport. Such ceremonies are standard for official visits abroad.

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Media outlets are describing the trip as historic and a sign of closer relations between the world and Cuba.

However, news that Their Majesties will not meet with dissidents has generated concern among human rights advocates.

Spain and its companies have long had a presence in Cuba. King Juan Carlos, King Felipe’s father, has been to Cuba twice in recent years, including for former leader Fidel Castro’s funeral.

Royals Defy Barcelona Protests

Spain’s Royal Family was in Barcelona this week for public events despite strong protests from Catalan separatists.

King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia were in the city to hand out the Princess of Girona Awards.

The King suggested his very presence in the city would send a message. He said intolerance and violence had no place in Catalonia.

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The King’s daughter, Princess Leonor, who is Princess of Girona, said she was proud to hold the title. She spoke at length in Catalan.

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Pro-independence leaders tried to convince electoral authorities to keep the Royal Family away because of the upcoming national voting. They accuse the King of not being an impartial broker.

Several police forces have converged in Barcelona for the royal visit and the upcoming elections.

As heir to the Spanish throne, Princess Leonor holds several titles, including Princess of Asturias and of Girona.

South Korean President Honors King Felipe

South Korean President Moon Jae-in honored King Felipe this week for helping promote national unity in Spain.

The Korean leader’s comments came amid pro-independence demonstrations in Catalonia.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia arriving in South Korea. Spanish Royal Household

King Felipe and Queen Letizia traveled to South Korea for a state visit following their time in Japan for the emperor’s enthronement.

Royals To Make Historic Cuba Trip

King Felipe and Queen Letizia will travel to Cuba next month for Havana’s 500th anniversary.

The trip will be the first for Spain’s monarchs. The country works to keep close ties with former colonies.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia. Spanish Royal Household

King Juan Carlos, King Felipe’s father, has been to Cuba twice in recent years, including for former leader Fidel Castro’s funeral.