The Spanish Royal Family have released new photos mark King Felipe VI’s 50th birthday on Tuesday, 30 January 2018.

A series of photos reveal how King Felipe and Queen Letizia are just like most parents taking their two daughters their school in Madrid, enjoying an informal lunch and filming last year’s Christmas Message at La Zarzuela Palace.

Two coins and a postage stamp have been released to coincide with the King’s birthday.

Filming The King’s Christmas Message

Photo: Casa de S M el Rey

Queen Letizia and Leonor Princess of Asturias and Infante Sofía watch as King Felipe films the King’s Christmas Message.

Leonor Princess of Asturias, Princess Sofía and King Felipe. Photo: Casa de S M el Rey

Leonor Princess of Asturias and Princess Sofía take a peek behind the scenes with the film crew.

Photo: Casa de S M el Rey

The two princesses watch as King Felipe discusses his speech before recording.

Princess Sofía (standing) and Leonor Princess of Asturias and King Felipe. Photo: Casa de S M el Rey

The King’s Christmas message was broadcasted later that day on Christmas Eve, 24 December.

King Felipe, Infanta Sofía and Leonor Princess of Asturias. Photo: Casa de S M el Rey

Watching King Felipe’s message on TV.

Photo: Casa de S M el Rey

Family Lunch at Home

The Royal Family enjoy a casual lunch at La Zarzuela Palace on 13 January 2018.

Photo: Casa de S M el Rey

Commemorative Coins and Stamp

The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre has also released two new coins and a stamp to mark King Felipe’s 50th birthday.

El Banco de España (Bank of Spain) will issue a commemorative 30€ silver coin, with the King’s Arms displayed in colour.

Source: Facebook/The Fabricia Nacional de Moneda y Timbre

The reverse shows King Felipe’s profile with ‘FELIPE VI REY DE ESPANA, 2018’

The 30€ silver coin will be available for sale from the Real Casa de la Moneda and local banks in Spain.

The Bank of Spain will also issue a new 2€ coin throughout the country, with only 400,000 in circulation.

2€ Observe: King Felipe’s arms.

Collectors in Spain are advised to keep watch for the new €2 appearing in their change.

2€ Reverse

This limited-edition commemorative 2 Euro coin is presented in a little green presentation wallet with King Felipe’s photo and the royal coat of arms.

Source: Facebook/The Fabricia Nacional de Moneda y Timbre

The Fabricia Nacional de Moneda y Timbre has issued a 1€ postage stamp which also goes on sale in Spain on 30 January 2018.

Only 200,000 stamps have been issued.

Postage stamp commemorating King Felipe VI’s 50th Birthday on 30 January 2018, Spain. Photo: Facebook/The Fabricia Nacional de Moneda y Timbre.

Video

This video highlights King Felipe’s official and family life (Spanish), prior to King Felipe’s speech, the school run and lunch at Zarzuela Palace.

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