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Old 11-22-2018, 07:42 PM
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State Visit from China. November 27 to 29, 2018

The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will make a state visit to Spain next week, from November 27 to 29, the first at the highest level for 13 years, as reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday in a press release.

Xi Jinping efectuará una visita de Estado a España la próxima semana - RTVE.es

Although the President will arrive on the 27th and will leave on the 29th, the activities will be developed mainly on the 28th (official reception, gala dinner, meeting with the President of the Government, visit to the Senate and the City Council of Madrid).
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:07 AM
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On Wednesday, the 27th, His Majesty the King will hold a meeting at Zarzuela Palace with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping. Later, King Felipe and Queen Letizia will offer a dinner to President Jinping and his wife.

On Thursday, the official reception at the Royal Palace of Madrid will take place early in the morning.

Also, His Majesty the Queen together with the First Lady of the People's Republic of China, Ms. Peng Liyuan, will visit the Royal Theater of Madrid.

In the evening, Their Majesties the King and Queen will offer a gala dinner in honor of Their Excellencies the President of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping and Mrs. Peng Liyuan.

Inicio - Actividades y Agenda - Visita de Estado de Sus Excelencias el Presidente de la República Popular China, Sr. Xi Jinping y Sra. Peng Liyuan
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Here's a gallery of the dinner this evening:


** josepgegundez.photoshelter gallery **


** dailymail article: Bienvenido! Queen Letizia looks chic in navy blue as she and husband King Felipe welcome the Chinese president and the First Lady..**
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Unusual to have a dinner at Zarzuela the night before the Gala Banquet at the Palace.

Some photos from tonight's dinner

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...-2018%20Madrid
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Old 11-27-2018, 04:09 PM
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Unusual to have a dinner at Zarzuela the night before the Gala Banquet at the Palace.
The agenda was the same during the Chinese President's visit in 2015.
Normally the visiting Head of State has lunch the first day in Zarzuela and the second with the President of the Government, but as this visit is shorter, the Chinese President today dines in Zarzuela and tomorrow he has lunch with the president.
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:37 AM
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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with China President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan during official reception at the Royal Palace

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1067724055774674944
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1067724692923080704

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Photos of day 2 today, November 28:



** josepgegundez.photoshelter gallery ** ppe gallery ** ppe gallery 2 ** rex gallery **


** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: Spanish Royals Receive Chinese President Xi Jinping And His Wife **
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Do we know at what time the State dinner starts? Can't wait to see the first pictures.
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The welcome ceremony earlier outside the Palacio Real,looks like it was a cold morning in Madrid.

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Letizia wears the loop tiara
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Gala Dinner



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Letizia wears the loop tiara
Great! She has now worn all 3 Spanish “ big guns” that were not available to her as Princess of Asturias: the Fleur de Lys, Ena’s pearl and diamond tiara, and the Cartier loop.
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It was the only tiara she had not yet worn! This tiara suits you very well.
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Good to see that explores the Tiara Vaults and tries new tiaras. I onlöy wish that she had worn it more upright instead of so much backwards thens he has worn it.
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Good to see that explores the Tiara Vaults and tries new tiaras. I onlöy wish that she had worn it more upright instead of so much backwards thens he has worn it.
I just wrote the same on Twitter.
Queen Maria Christina wore the tiara higher up on the head and I think it would have suited Queen Letizia to gather it a little bit more. She has a great tiara friendly hairdo tonight.
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I'm really astonished, and of course pleasantly surprised to see her with this tiara. I didn't expect it at a visit from China, but thought it might be worn at a State Visit to or from another monarchy.
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the new tiara is lovely, but in my opinion too overpowering on letizia's petite frame.
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