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Royal family combine work with annual holiday on Balearics visit


King Felipe and Queen Letizia began their traditional short holiday in Mallorca last weekend, accompanied by Princess Leonor and the Infanta Sofia. This year however, as well as days relaxing at Palacio Marivent, their official island residence, ... they are paying more visits than usual to different parts of the Balearics to highlight charity work on the islands and the importance of tourism for the local economy. The King has also met with the Prime Minister and leading local politicians



King leads national memorial ceremony for Covid-19 victims


King Felipe sent a message of support to the Spanish people at a national memorial ceremony held outside the Royal Palace in Madrid on Thursday. He urged the nation to build on the best values that had been shown during the worst period of the ... pandemic and lockdown. In his speech in front of politicians, civic leaders and other invitees, all wearing masks in the outdoor courtyard, the King said, "The responsibility, the moral force, the determination, the spirit of survival of the Spanish ... EFE The early-morning event was also attended by Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía. In addition, ministers, heads of the main public bodies and the presidents of the devolved regional governments were present. The King's speech closed



Princesa de Asturias prizes awarded with full socal distancing


Leonor, King Felipe's eldest child, addressed the audience directly. The princess hands rally driver Carlos Sainz his award.EFE Princess Leonor appealed to young people's "sense of responsibility" in helping beat the Covid-19 pandemic. She added that



Court to investigate emeritus king over commissions

Mateo Balín

Anti-corruption Prosecutors working for the Spanish Supreme Court have taken over the investigation into the country's emeritus king Juan Carlos I and the possible receipt of commissions for helping win a contract for Spain to build high speed ... trains in Saudi Arabia. Some 80 million euros in commissions has been reported as part of the 6.7 billion deal for the prestigious AVE rail system in 2011. A court report says there could be evidence against the king, who abdicated in 2014 in favour ... of his son, Felipe VI. The investigation has to be carried out in the Supreme Court due to the king's protected status and the investigation will only cover activity from June 2014 onwards, as before that date the former monarch had immunity. The



Spain left guessing as to whereabouts of Juan Carlos I after he leaves the country


People in Spain still did not have confirmation of the whereabouts of their former head of state on Thursday evening. Despite fervent speculation in the media as to where Juan Carlos de Borbón, King of Spain until his abdication in 2014, had gone, ... the government and the Royal household of his son, Felipe VI, were not giving away any details. In a statement on Monday, King Juan Carlos said that he had taken a "measured decision" to leave the country due to the repercussions of "certain past ... events" in his private life and to help his son carry out his role as Head of State without distraction. "I'm bound [to leave] by my legacy and my personal dignity," he said in the letter made public by the Royal Family. The emeritus king's decision



23 October 2013: Bank of Spain announces end of recession

Jennie Rhodes

...population survey) results published on 24 October, unemployment in Spain fell by 72,800 in the third quarter of 2013, taking the total down to 5,904,700; a reduction of 1.2 per cent on the previous quarter. Then finance minister, Luis de Guindos, told King



Juan Carlos I informs son he is leaving Spain, amid investigations into hidden fortune

María Eugenia Alonso

Juan Carlos de Borbón, King of Spain until his abdication in 2014, has told his son, King Felipe VI, that he is going to live abroad. In a statement on Monday he said that he had taken a "meditated decision" to leave the country due to the ... The emeritus king's decision comes after information was revealed regarding a fortune in Switzerland and tax havens, due to the alleged receipt of commissions and illicit financial activity. The lawyer of the former head of state has also made public ... a statement saying that, despite his departure from Spain, his client was at the disposal of the Public Prosecution Department for any formality or action it deems necessary. During the coronavirus lockdown, King Felipe announced that he was



No-confidence motion by Vox fails


Abascal said that it was "a government against Spain, against the nation and against the King". He presented a plan to save costs, including doing away with the 17 devolved regional assemblies and centralising power. As part of his speeches to MPs,



Zizou, the unrecognised king

Rob Palmer

The biggest obstacle to Zinedine Zidane being recognised as one of the greatest coaches in world football is Zinedine Zidane the footballer. If only he could express himself in a press conference the way he spoke with a football or be as demonstrat



King and Queen test negative for coronavirus


King Felipe and Queen Letizia have both tested negative for Covid-19 after undergoing the test as a precautionary measure on Thursday. Nevertheless the Queen has cancelled her immediate agenda after attending a Woman's Day event last week with



8 May 2000: King Juan Carlos I joins protests against ETA

Jennie Rhodes

Then King Juan Carlos I and his wife Queen Sofía joined tens of thousands of Spaniards on 8 May 2000 in a silent protest in defiance of recent murders carried out by Basque separatist group ETA. "The murder of the word" is how they described the ... the one that took his life. This was the first time that the king and queen had joined in any type of protest against the terrorist group. They joined in from the balcony of Jerez de la Frontera town hall and stood with a crowd which had ... congregated outside the building at 12pm for a five-minute vigil. Across the country similar gatherings took place throughout the afternoon to coincide with the journalist's funeral. Only the then Prince of Asturias, Felipe (now the king) had participated



King gives up inheritance from his father amid corruption probe


King Felipe has dramatically announced that he is giving up his rights to an inheritance from his father, former-king Juan Carlos, who abdicated in 2014. In addition, the monarch has decided to withdraw an estimated 200,000 euros annual grant to ... the 82-year-old King Emeritus. In a surprise written statement from the Royal household, King Felipe reacted to new revelations in the British Telegraph surrounding Juan Carlos and alleged multi-million-euro bank accounts and foundations linked to ... Switzerland and Panama. The Royal household said that the King had promised at his 2014 investiture ceremony that, "the Crown should... protect the dignity of the Institution, preserve its prestige and conduct itself in an integral, honest and transparent



King Felipe makes reassuring TV speech and thanks key workers


King Felipe addressed the nation in a television broadcast on Wednesday night. Normally it is only at Christmas that there is a King's speech. The last exception was during Catalan independence troubles in 2017. In his speech, King Felipe asked ... the Spain to put "differences" to one side. "We should unite behind each other with one aim: to overcome this grave situation," he said. The king also paid tribute to workers in health care and security services. "You are the vanguard of Spain in



King Felipe remembers Madrid terror victims in Paris speech


King Felipe made a speech in Paris on Wednesday in the company of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, to mark the 16th European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism. The event was organised this year in France and the ceremony was ... died, and the King had been invited to the event by the French. In his speech, the King said, "Making the results of terrorism and the suffering it causes visible, as the victims do, is the best way to combat it." He added that remembering victims, ... "is what we owe them, to heal the deep wounds that continue to be present in society". King Felipe began his speech expressing the gratitude of Spain for the solidarity that France had always shown. "Spain and France are two nations linked by



9 October 1238: A special day of celebration in Valencia region

Debbie Bartlett

...d'Octubre' - being celebrated as its 'national day' each year. The celebrations are held to commemorate 9 October 1238, when King James I entered the city of Valencia, a week after liberating it from 500 years of Moorish rule. Surprisingly, the king didn't ... and taken in procession to the Parterre, where a floral tribute is laid before the statue of King James. Then, after the Valencian anthem has been sung, it is transferred to the History Museum. The flag has red and yellow horizontal stripes with a blue



Sister of King Juan Carlos dies at 83


The sister of King emeritus Juan Carlos, and aunt of King Felipe, died on Wednesday. Pilar de Bourbón was 83 and had been suffering from colon cancer for some time. The Infanta was known for her spontaneous personality and charity work. She



King interviews party leaders

The leaders of the political parties with MPs in Spain's Congreso have met with King Felipe this week in a round of contacts which is the next formal step towards the formation of a new government. After talking to each leader to find out who ... their party's MPs would support as prime minister, the king will propose a candidate to go forward to the investiture debate. This is expected to be Socialist leader and acting PM Pedro Sánchez, who won the elections, but still needs support from ... other parties to reach the 176 vote majority. He was the last of the leaders to visit the king on Thursday afternoon, following Albert Rivera (Cs, pictured) and Pablo Casado (PP).



King names Pedro Sánchez as candidate to be prime minister


King Felipe held separate meetings with all party leaders this week, as the constitution demands, to decide on who to nominate to the Congreso as candidate to be the next prime minister. It was no surprise when, on Wednesday evening, the Speaker ... of parliament, Meritxell Batet, announced that the King had said that Pedro Sánchez should be candidate to be PM. Sánchez's PSOE party has the largest number of seats in Congreso after last month's general election but not a majority. MPs will now



In the spotlight

Mark Nayler

...master's degree from King Juan Carlos University (whose royal namesake is now also being investigated for fraud), then-Madrid premier Cristina Cifuentes was under intense pressure to resign. Cifuentes refused, but finally stepped down a few weeks later,



King of Chess opens Spanish championships in Marbella


Former world chess champion Anatoli Kárpov (standing) was in Marbella on Saturday to launch the Spanish Chess Championship, held at the town's Puerto Deportivo. Some 142 players are taking part over nine days. Kárpov also participated in matches