FEBRUARY

The Spanish Royal Family poses with pose with the winners of the National Sports Awards 2010 on February 28

FOREIGN TRAVEL

February 24-25

The King and Queen travel to Saint Petersburg (Russia) for the opening of the “Russia-Spain” Year.

February 25-26

HM the King travels to the State of Kuwait to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Independence, the 20th anniversary of its Freedom and the 5th years of emir of Sheikh Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Saba.

INCOMING VISITS

February 2

HM the King receives Mr. Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, in audience.

February 3

HM the King receives the Most Excellent Ms Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, in audience.

February 10

HM the King meets with His Excellency the President of Germany.

Their Majesties accompained by the Prince and Princess of Asturias host a luncheon for the President and the First Lady of Germany.

February 11

HM the King meets with Her Excellency Ms. Micheline Anne-Marie Calmy-Rey,  President of the Swiss Confederation and head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

February 22

Official Visit of His Excellency the President of the State of Israel. Their Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias participate in various events.

AUDIENCES

During the month of February, the members of the Royal Family granted the following audiences:

HM the King: Ten audiences which were made public, with different regional presidents and the Council of State among others.

HM the Queen: The Queen held no audiences.

HRH the Prince of Asturias: 3 military audiences.

HRH the Princess of Asturias: The Princess did not hold audiences.

MILITARY ENGAGEMENTS

The Prince of Asturias granted three military audiences, opened a Military Institute of Technology, presided over the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag at a Military Academy and attended the funeral for the five soldiers killed in a Military Academy in Madrid.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • Don Juan Carlos celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Mortage Law.
  • The King received Antonio Cañizares LLovera,Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, in audience.
  • His Majesty attended the final match of the King’s Cup of Basketball.
  • Their Majesties, the Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Doña Elena delivered the National Sports Awards at the Royal Palace of El Pardo.
  • Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias opened the “Year of Volunteering”
  • Princess Letizia opened a new university hospital in Murcia, touring the installations, meeting the staff and the patients and their families.
  • Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia opened the International “ARCOMadrid” Art Fair.
  • 25 years after His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias swore to uphold the Constitution, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia visited the Congress and had lunch with the Board and the parties spokespersons.
  • Don Felipe delivered the Carlos V European Award to The Most Excellent Don Francisco Javier Solana Madariaga in the Monastery of Yuste.

This is not a complete review of the Royal Family official events, for the complete list, check casareal.es

Photo: Getty Images via Daylife

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