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Queen Elizabeth II Funeral Photos: Spain's King Felipe, Queen Letizia Honour Monarch At Westminster Abbey – Olive Press News Spain




The Spanish royals were among hundreds of mourners at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral as heartwrenching photos show just how much the beloved monarch will be missed.

The Spanish royals gathered in London to say farewell to Queen Elizabeth on Monday morning as the rest of the world tuned in on television and online to watch the service.

Spain’s Queen Letizia sat next to her father in law, former King Juan Carlos inside Westminster Abbey.

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The coffin is placed near the altar at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II while King Feklipe, Queen Letizia, Former King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia look on. Cordon press

The controversial arrival of emeritus monarch Juan Carlos from exile in the Middle East meant Spain’s current King Felipe had to publicly sit next to his disgraced father, who is facing trial in the UK.

Juan Carlos – who is facing court in London next year over his ex-mistress and undeclared income – also sat next to his estranged wife Sofia at the service at Westminster Abbey. 

They sat in a very prominent position below the pulpit just 10ft from ‘aunt Lilibet’.

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Spain’s former King Juan Carlos and former Queen Sofia arrive at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Cordon Press

The Chief Minister and Governor of Gibraltar also attended the funeral.

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo arrived in London on the weekend where he signed the book of condolences at Lancaster House. 

All eyes were on the British royals as they mourned the beloved monarch. 

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Prince George, in the ceremonial procession. Cordon Press
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The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle arrives at the funeral. Cordon press
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The State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre. Cordon Press
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(front row) The Prince of Wales, Prince George, the Princess of Wales, and (second row) Jack Brooksbank , Princess Eugenie, Sarah, Duchess of York during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Cordon Press

Prince Harry cut a sombre figure alongside King Charles and Prince William as the trio followed the Queen´s coffin into the church. 

The 37-year-old Duke of Sussex looked emotional as he was seen trailing his brother Prince William, who was following behind King Charles II inside the abbey ahead of the funeral. 

Charles, 73, also looked close to tears as he embarked on the procession from Westminster Hall. 

Harry walked side-by-side with William during the procession, a significant moment following Prince Philip’s April 2021 funeral, which saw Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, standing between the brothers. 

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King Charles III arrives ahead of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Cordon Press

Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, dressed in black, also walked behind their great grandmother’s coffin with their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales. 

Prince Louis, 4, was deemed too young to attend.

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(front row) King Charles III, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, (second row) the Duke of Sussex, the Duchess of Sussex, Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and (third row) Samuel Chatto, Arthur Chatto, Lady Sarah Chatto, in front of the coffin. Cordon Press

George and Charlotte, who are second and third in line to the throne, respectively, were at the committal service in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle after the service, where the Queen will be buried in the royal vault.

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Partido Popular Of Marbella Will Ask The Spanish Government To Declare Marbella’s Promenade A ‘space Of Public Interest’ In A Bid To ‘avoid Its Demolition’ 




Marbella's promenadeMARBELLA’S governing Partido Popular (PP) has called an urgent council meeting to demand the city’s paseo maritimo (promenade) be declared a ‘space of public interest,’ claiming it is under threat from the PSOE led Spanish government. According to Marbella PP spokesman Enrique Rodriguez, the promenade was built ‘irregularly’ in 1972. The part of the paseo […]

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Gibraltar Port Gives Owners May 30 Ultimatum To Remove Oil-Polluting Ship From Its Coastal Grave – Olive Press News Spain




THE OS 35 shipwreck must be fully removed from its location 700m off Catalan Bay by May 30 next year, the Captain of Gibraltar Port has ordered.

Captain of the Port John Ghio issued his Wreck Removal Notice to the bulk carrier’s shipowners bearing in mind ‘the protection of the marine environment’.

The Notice also demands that owners or insurers refund the port authority for all the costs of the clean-up and damage the OS 35 has caused.

It came after the salvage company gave a schedule for the removal of the ship that beached at the end of August.

The operation will continue to watch over the waterlogged OS 35 for any new pollution and security threats.

The company will then invite a contractor with a good track record to remove the wreck, which will take about six months to complete.

“Whilst the precise methodology for the removal of the OS 35 and its contents has not yet been established, this preliminary schedule is an important development in the operation,” Ghio said in the statement.

“It confirms the intentions of the owners and their insurers to comply with the deadline and conditions specified in the Wreck Removal Notice.”

The Captain of the Port briefed everyone affected by the wreck including Catalan Bay residents and the Spanish authorities on what was agreed.


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Ryanair Has Announced That It Will Operate 17% More Flights To Malaga This Winter – Olive Press News Spain




Ryanair has announced that it will boost by 17% the number of flights scheduled from Malaga this winter.

It is expected that more than two million passengers will be getting a Ryanair flight from the city.

The low-cost airline has also invested in eight new planes based at Malaga’s airport, three of which are the new Boeing 737 ‘Gamechanger’ version

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Ryanair has announced that it will operate 17% more flights to Malaga this winter. Image Cordon Press.

Ryanair’s manager for Spain and Portugal, Elena Cabrera, said that the three new planes based at Malaga will be able to transport 4% more passengers, reduce fuel consumption by 16% per seat and reduce the noise level by 40%.

Cabrera also explained that having more flights in Malaga would contribute positively to Malaga’s economy and this summer has been ‘amazing’ for the Spanish tourist industry.

“Ryanair is very optimistic for this winter because we think that the number of tourists is going to increase,” Cabrera said at the Inbound Travel conference, organised by Turismo Costa del Sol in Malaga.

However, thousands of passengers travelling to Malaga were affected by strikes from the cabin crew this summer.

Ryanair has offered hundreds of seats for just €24.99 this summer to travel from September 2022 to March 2023.


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