MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Queen Letizia turned 50 on Thursday.
It’s only a birthday but Spain is taking the opportunity to assess its scarred monarchy and ponder how the arrival of a middle-class commoner may help shake up one of Europe’s most storied royal dynasties into a modern and more palatable institution.
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I, is planning to visit Spain again in June, the mayor of the northwestern town hosting the former monarch said Friday, signaling that the vigorous debate sparked by the former monarch's return is unlikely to fade soon.
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former king returned to the country Thursday for his first visit since leaving nearly two years ago amid a cloud of financial scandals.
Plans for the visit were confirmed earlier this week by the royal household, who said Juan Carlos I would first visit the northwestern town of Sanxenxo, where a yachting event is scheduled.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Qatar committed Wednesday to investing 4.7 billion euros ($4.9 billion) in Spain as the European country launches an economic overhaul with its share of European Union pandemic recovery funding.
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government passed a decree Tuesday aimed at boosting transparency in a monarchy still reeling from scandals involving King Felipe VI’s father, former King Juan Carlos I.
The government described the decree, approved at its weekly Cabinet meeting, as a step toward modernizing Spain's royal house.
MADRID (AP) — A British court ruled Thursday that royal immunity laws do not protect Spain's former king, Juan Carlos I, in a lawsuit for alleged harassment filed by his ex-lover.
High Court Justice Matthew Nicklin said that because the claim involves Juan Carlos' private acts in the aftermath of a romantic relationship, he does not have legal immunity under either Spanish or British law.
MADRID (AP) — King Felipe VI is accepting his father’s desire to return to Spain for periodic visits, although Juan Carlos I will remain based in the United Arab Emirates where he moved in 2020 following probes into his financial dealings, royal officials said Monday.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Unknown people toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in the pre-dawn hours of Monday ahead of a visit of Spain's King Felipe VI to the U.S. Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico.
MADRID (AP) — The sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, Cristina de Borbón, and her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, are announcing the end of their marriage after nearly 25 years together, Spain's state news agency EFE reported Monday, citing a statement from the couple.
MADRID (AP) — Citizens should remain cautious as the coronavirus can still inflict widespread damage, Spain's King Felipe VI said during an annual speech — as infections in the country climbed to a yet another record Friday.
MIAMI (AP) — The superintendent for Miami-Dade County schools is being knighted by Spain for his work in expanding Spanish-language programs.
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will be admitted into the the Order of Isabella the Catholic, an honor given to people whose work contributes to Spain and its culture.
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister is urging former King Juan Carlos I to offer a public explanation of his suspected financial wrongdoings, which are the target of criminal investigations and have tarnished the Spanish monarchy.
MADRID (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel predicted Thursday that achieving European Union targets for slashing emissions that cause global warming will be “very hard work.”
The so-called European Green Deal, agreed last December, provides a blueprint for cutting gas emissions by 55% over this decade and becoming carbon-neutral in the 27-nation bloc by 2050.
MADRID (AP) — Pomp, pageantry and a grand military parade marked Spain’s national day ceremonies in Madrid on Tuesday, overshadowing protests against what some see as a misguided celebration of Spanish colonial history.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Supporters of independence for Catalonia protested Sunday against a visit to its regional capital Barcelona by Spain’s King Felipe VI, as high-level efforts to allay tensions there gain new momentum.
MADRID (AP) — A consortium of non-profit groups that aims to reduce poverty in Africa through educating more girls and empowering women has won a Princess of Asturias award.
The Campaign for Female Education, or CAMFED, was chosen in the International Aid category, a foundation named after the heir to the Spanish throne, King Felipe VI’s daughter Leonor, announced Wednesday.
MADRID (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Madrid Tuesday, in the first state visit to Spain by a foreign leader since the pandemic began, as the two countries seek to deepen economic ties.
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MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Princess Leonor de Borbón presided over her first public event without the presence of her father, King Felipe VI, on Wednesday at the 30th anniversary celebration of a language and cultural center...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two untimely coronavirus jabs have dealt another blow to the reputation of Spain's royals...
MADRID (AP) — The heir to the Spanish throne, 15-year-old Princess Leonor, is going to study in Wales, the Spanish royal household said Wednesday in an announcement that caused a commotion over the state broadcaster's reporting...
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s defense minister has asked prosecutors to investigate leaked chats of retired military officers allegedly talking about shooting political adversaries and praising late dictator Gen...
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former monarch, Juan Carlos I, is leaving Spain to live in another, unspecified, country amid a financial scandal, according to a letter published on the royal family's website Monday...
L’ESPLUGA DE FRANCOLI, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of Catalan independence supporters protested a visit by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Monday to the northeastern region, during a royal tour across Spain meant to boost morale amid the coronavirus pandemic...
MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI has renounced any future personal inheritance he could receive from his father, King Emerit Juan Carlos I, over the alleged financial irregularities involving the former monarch, the country's royal house announced Sunday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will host the administration's third state dinner in April, for King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain, the White House announced Tuesday.
MADRID (AP) — Nearly 50 Catalan and other lawmakers who advocate their regions ' independence from Spain boycotted Monday's ceremonial opening of the nation's legislative season to protest the presence of the royal family.
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s King Felipe VI on Wednesday asked caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to try and form a government, even though the Socialist leader appeared short of political support.
Sánchez’s Socialist party collected most votes in last month’s general election and has 120 seats in parliament...
MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI will meet with leaders of the country's political parties to determine if there is a viable candidate who could receive the endorsement of parliament to form a government and avoid a second national election this year...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died...
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LONDON (AP) — Spain's royals will make a state visit to Britain in June — an announcement that effectively pushes back President Donald Trump's state visit to autumn at the earliest...
MIAMI (AP) — In his first visit to Florida since taking the throne, King Felipe VI of Spain on Thursday emphasized the shared heritage between Spain and the United States and encouraged Miami Dade College students from immigrant families not to feel torn in their loyalty between two countries.
MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI has slashed his salary as head of state by 20 percent for 2015, a move in line with his pledges for a more moderate, fewer-frills monarchy.
A palace statement Tuesday detailing the royal household's 2015 budget said Felipe, 47, would receive 234,204 euros ($264,580), a fifth less than his father and predecessor, Juan Carlos, received as monarch before abdicating last June.