Princess of Asturias Awards 2021

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, joined by the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, are in Oviedo this week to preside over the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards, to deliver a series of prizes to individuals, entities or companies from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs. Established in 1980, the Princess of Asturias Foundation is a private non-profit institution, whose objectives are to contribute to the exaltation and promotion of how many scientific, cultural and humanistic values ​​are universal heritage and consolidate their links to the Principality of Asturias. Continue reading

Spanish National Day 2021

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain were joined by Infanta Sofia for the Spanish National Day Celebrations on October 12th in Madrid. Traditionally referred to as the Día de la Hispanidad, the La Fiesta Nacional de España commemorates the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus for Spain on 12 October 1492. Continue reading

Princess of Girona Foundation Awards 2020 and 2021

The Princess of Asturias, who also holds the title of Princess of Girona, was joined by King Felipe, Queen Letizia, and Infanta Sofia for the 2020 and 2021 Princess of Girona Foundation Awards Ceremony in Barcelona. Due tot eh ongoing Pandemic, the Awards were not held last year. The Princess of Girona Awards are given in the categories of Arts and Letters, Business, Scientific Research and the Social field, for young people who stand out for a brilliant, constant and determined career, which contributes value and with the clear will to induce changes in our society, through cooperation and effort. Continue reading

South Korean State Visit to Spain

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are hosting President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-sook of South Korea, on a 2-day State Visit to Spain to strengthen political, economic, and diplomatic ties, on June 15th and 16th, which is the first incoming Royal State Visit since the start of the pandemic. The King and Queen visited South Korea in 2019, following the Enthronement of Emperor Naruhito of Japan.

Continue reading

Mellerio Shell Tiara

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the death of Infanta Isabel of Spain, Princess of Asturias and Countess of Girgenti, popularly known as La Chata! The eldest daughter of Queen Isabel II, sister of King Alfonso XII and aunt of King Alfonso XIII, who was briefly married to a Prince of the Bourbon Two Sicilies, the Infanta was a beloved member of the Spanish royal family, considered one of the best assets of the monarchy and died at age 79, in exile, in Paris, right after the fall of the monarchy. To mark this anniversary, we are taking a look at one of her most iconic jewels, the Mellerio Shell Tiara, in an article written by our new assistant editor, David Rato, who runs the Spanish Royal Jewels account on Instagram!

Continue reading

Spanish State Visit to Andorra

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are on a two-day State Visit to the Principality of Andorra on March 25th and 26th, to highlight and reinforce the ties and bilateral relations between both countries, ahead of the the Andorran presidency of the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government. This is the first Spanish State Visit since the State Visit to Cuba in 2019, before the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis.

Continue reading