June 20, 2019

King Felipe VI at Charlemagne Prize

King Felipe VI being received at Geilenkirchen by Ambassador Maria Victoria Morera – Picture by Casa de S.M. el Rey, Household of the Spanish Monarchy.


Thursday, 10 May 2018, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain joined other heads of state and government to ceremony granting the International Prize Charlemagne to French President Emmanuel Macron.

Don Felipe VI arrived at the NATO base of Geilenkirchen in the vicinities of Aachen, wherein he was received by his ambassador to Germany, HE María Victoria Morera in order to attend the ceremony on 10 May.

The “Internationaler Karlpreis der Stadt Aachen” was set up in 1949. Since 1998 is known as the “Internationaler Karlpreis zu Aachen”. It is awarded since 1950 annually to personalities from the fields of politics, economics and spirituality who foster European unity. Since 1997 the award is buttressed up by the Foundation International Prize Charlemagne that aids to promote the goal of further European integration as well as to maintaining the peaceful dialogue amongst European states. 

King Juan Carlos of Spain was granted the award in 1982. King Felipe VI attended the ceremony for the first time in 2015 for the bestowal to then European Parliament President  Martin Schulz.

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