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
Queen Letizia and Leonor Princess of Asturias and Infante Sofía watch as King Felipe films the King’s Christmas Message.
Leonor Princess of Asturias and Princess Sofía take a peek behind the scenes with the film crew.
The two princesses watch as King Felipe discusses his speech before recording.
The King’s Christmas message was broadcasted later that day on Christmas Eve, 24 December.
Watching King Felipe’s message on TV.
Family Lunch at Home
The Royal Family enjoy a casual lunch at La Zarzuela Palace on 13 January 2018.
Commemorative Coins and Stamp
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.
Collectors in Spain are advised to keep watch for the new €2 appearing in their change.
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.
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.
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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