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TM the King and Queen. Foreign Diplomats Reception, January 2012

  • HM the King

Don Juan Carlos took part in eleven public engagements, a decrease from his usual number. His Majesty received the General Council of the Official Associations of Social Workers in Spain in audience, appointed a new Attorney General, met with the President of Peru and hosted a dinner in his honor at the Royal Palace, received the Credentials of six new ambassadors, presided over the Pascua Militar and hosted with the Queen the traditional reception for the Diplomatic Corps in Spain. King Juan Carlos also met with France’s president Sarkozy before the ceremony at the Royal Palace in which His Majesty granted the Order of the Golden Fleece onto him. After the ceremony there was a luncheon in the new Knights’s honor. Don Juan Carlos had another public engagement in January, the closing of the Exceltur tourism forum.

TM the King and Queen. Exceltur Forum, January 2012

  • HM the Queen
During the month of January, Doña Sofía undertook ten public engagements, including the traditional Pascua Militar and reception for the Diplomatic Corps, both at the Royal Palace. Her Majesty met Doña Teófila Saiz, Mayor of Cádiz to receive information on the celebrations prepared for the 200th anniversary of the first Spanish Constitution. The Queen also attended the Opera at the Royal Theatre and a classical concert at the Royal Palace.

HRH the Prince of Asturias, El Hierro, January 2012

  • HRH the Prince of Asturias
Don Felipe participated in 17 official events, including a day trip to the island of El Hierro and 3 official trips to Central America: to Guatemala and Nicaragua to attend the presidential inaugurations and a working trip to Honduras. His Royal Highness received the Governor of the Mexican State of Quintana Roo and the Royal Mathematical Society among others in audience and presided, with the Princess of Asturias, the funeral of the politician and father of the Constitution Don Manuel Fraga Iribarne. With the senior members of the Royal Family Prince Felipe attended the Pascua Militar, the Foreign Diplomats reception, President Sarkozy’s Golden Fleece ceremony and the dinner in honor of Peru’s president.

HRH the Princess of Asturias in El Hierro, January 2012

  • HRH the Princess of Asturias

In January doña Letizia took part in eleven public engagements, including a day long trip to the island of El Hierro and a working meeting with the Spanish Association Against Cancer, of which Her Royal Highness is the honorary president. Doña Letizia also visited a children’s book fair and held a working meeting. With her husband, the Princess of Asturias opened the international Fitur Fair and the exhibit commemorating Spain’s National Radio 75 anniversary and as senior member of the Royal Family attended the Pascua Militar, the Foreign Diplomats reception, President Sarkozy’s Golden Fleece ceremony and the dinner in honor of Peru’s president.

Note: Many of the engagements are actually divided in two or more engagements, but the Royal Household considers them one and it is difficult and time consuming to break them down in individual events. For example, the Royal Household considers trips or incoming visits as one engagement, no matter how many days and individual engagements there are involved.

Photos: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey/Borja Fotógrafos, Getty Images/Daylife

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