• Spanish royals share rare family photo to mark King Juan Carlos’ 80th birthday

    Happy Birthday King Juan Carlos! King Felipe VI’s father, who abdicated in 2014, celebrated his 80th birthday on Friday, January 5. To mark the occasion, Zarzuela Palace released a new portrait of the former King surrounded by his family. The picture was taken during a family luncheon at the royal palace. Juan Carlos was joined by his wife Queen Sofía, 79, and two of their three children, King Felipe, 49, and Infanta Elena, 54, at the celebration. Noticeably absent from the family photo is the former monarchs’ 52-year-old daughter Infanta Cristina, who was acquitted of tax fraud last year and