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Old 11-13-2019, 01:48 PM
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Visit to La Habana Vieja

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1194659983566221313
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1194661412494303233

https://www.hola.com/realeza/casa_es...o-la-habana/1/

The historian Eusebio Leal is decorated with Carlos III Grand Cross

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1194663408169373700

Reception to the Spanish community in Cuba

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1194686149333262338
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1194686568025481217

King Felipe meets Spanish businessmen who have interests in Cuba

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1194698280317440018

Day 2 - Spanish Royals Visit Cuba

Queen Letizia of Spain, King Felipe VI of Spain - Day 2 - Spanish Royals Visit Cuba - Zimbio





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Old 11-13-2019, 04:13 PM
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Here are two articles about day 1 and 2:


** dm: History in the making: King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain become the first Spanish monarchs to visit Cuba..**


** dm: Welcome to Havana: King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain explore the old town's historical sites..**
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:31 AM
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Presentation of Javier Mariscal's book on the 500 years of La Habana

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1194749868541169664

Presentation of Javier Mariscal's book on the 500 years of La Habana

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1194844286627590150

Dinner in the Palace of the General Captains

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1194849018523914240
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1194849808269402112

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Old 11-14-2019, 01:57 PM
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Lovely pictures! They were walking hand in hand! Very romantic... :)
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:09 PM
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Such a magnificent couple. They do such a wonderful job representing Spain.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:14 PM
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I didn't realize that King Felipe was the 1st Spanish Monarch to visit the former Spanish colony since Independence.
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:05 PM
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Visit to the Goya Self-Portrait given for a month by the Prado Museum to the Museo de Bellas Artes for the commemoration of the foundation of the Cuban capital

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1195027386468839424

Visit to the Molecular Immunology Center

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1195065209301458951

Tribute to Admiral Cervera and the Spanish sailors killed in the naval battle of July 3 in 1898 that marked the end of the Spanish presence in Cuba at the Castillo del Morro "San Pedro de la Roca"

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1195082920169529350
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1195085164684173312

Tribute in Loma de San Juan

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1195089585132445696

Day 3 - Spanish Royals Visit Cuba

Queen Letizia of Spain, King Felipe VI of Spain - Day 3 - Spanish Royals Visit Cuba - Zimbio
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:16 PM
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It's great to see that 15 years later Felipe and Letizia are still like a newly married couple - it's the same with Frederik and Mary of Denmark for me. Always lovely to see the royal couples display their affection for one another in public.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:37 PM
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Enjoying watching this tour. Bringing back fond memories.

The couple seem to be enjoying it, and each other.
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:42 AM
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Here are two articles about the two final days of the state visit:


** dm: Time for a fiesta! Queen Letizia of Spain brings out the glamour as she and King Felipe attend .. **


** dm: Queen Letizia and King Felipe of Spain visit a UNESCO World Heritage fortress in Cuba..**
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:30 AM
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Spanish royals make first official visit to Cuba

Spanish king defends democracy and human rights on state visit to Cuba

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Sources from the Spanish government admitted that the king could not visit Cuba without making a call in favor of democracy, and that this plea went as far as what Cuban authorities were willing to allow. Díaz-Canel did not seem upset by the king’s speech. Indeed, he applauded Felipe VI and thanked him for Spain’s “clear and public support” against the “unfair” US sanctions that “cause so much hurt” to the Cuban people. Díaz-Canel also commended the “loyalty and commitment” of Spanish businesses, threatened by US sanctions, and he promised the latter a “relevant participation” in Cuba’s development plans until 2030.

Before the dinner, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia met with 22 representatives of Cuban civil society, including entrepreneurs, owners of private businesses, journalists from independent digital media groups, as well as writers and artists like Jorge Perugorría and Leonardo Paduro.

According to several people who attended the meeting, the king promised them that Spain would support their independent business and cultural initiatives, and asked them if they thought the current economic reforms were irreversible. The guests thanked the Spanish royals for their visit, and asked them to call on Spain to strengthen its relations with Cuba and boost the visibility of its civil society.
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