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Old 02-01-2016, 04:08 PM
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The British Royal House has on the agenda the visit of the Kings of Spain.
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:48 AM
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HM the Queen of Spain will have to wear a hat and gloves.

Why exactly?
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:04 AM
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The visit will even take place?
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:40 PM
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It has not been oficially postponed so far.
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:06 PM
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El PSOE "no ve objeciones" a la visita de Estado de los Reyes al Reino Unido
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According to ABC, the State Visit was suspended

Suspendido el viaje de Estado de los Reyes al Reino Unido ** Google Translate
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:16 AM
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If true it would be a pity! First the visit to france (for obvious and severe reasons) and now this.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:19 AM
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No surprises though. The process if governed Foston is underway and till the matter is resolved, it is probably best any such visits are not scheduled
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:27 AM
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Not good news if this cancellation is true - there was the specific timing for this visit withe the 400th anniversary celebrations and if cancelled now i wondered if it will even be reworked for a new date?
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:50 AM
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The trip has been officially postponed

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially announced it

Exteriores pospone el viaje de Estado de los Reyes al Reino Unido
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:25 AM
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Most likely a new date will be worked out. Don't worry, this State Visit will happen this year.
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I think a new date will only be discussed when the new government is set, could be in March or in case of new elections in June or worst case even later.
With the 90th birthday celebrations etc I think the visit will only take place in the second half of the year, if at all. Maybe only in 2017.
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Old 02-04-2016, 02:45 PM
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It's a shame that the visit has had to be cancelled as I think we were all looking foreword to this one - it's been too long since the last State Visit between the countries. Nonetheless, it is understandable and we can only hope that the issues causing the cancellation can be resolved.

It's difficult to tell when the new date will be - if they can fit it in somewhere this year I think they will try. Otherwise we are looking at the beginning of next year.
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Old 02-04-2016, 05:31 PM
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Spanish government cancels State Visit to UK – Royal Central
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Buckingham Palace confirmed that The Queen has been informed, saying: “The Queen, of course, fully understands the decision and the context in which it was taken.” It added that it was too early to confirm what the future plans for the visit would be, given Her Majesty’s pre-planned engagements in a landmark year.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:30 AM
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I think we jewel watchers must pit on record our beef with the voters of Spain. After all, if only they had been united enough to vote on a majority government, we would not be denied the chance to see a royal on royal state visit
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:55 AM
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Well that's a real pity but I think must of us knew it was unlikely to go ahead given the political situation in Spain.Hopefully things will improve in Spain and we the State Visit will take place in the latter half of this year.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:24 AM
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When it does happen, as Charles & Juan Carlos are (were?) close friends and he and Felipe VI are closely related through multiple lines Battenberg-Hesse/Queen Victoria, Christian IX of Denmark, George I of Greece, maybe this will be less difficult for him than with Willem-Alexander or Philippe. Then again, maybe that makes it worse....
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I think it was clear when Sanchez said earlier this week that he'd needed up to a month to negotiate, that's beginning of March. No way they would do a State Visit with a vote possibly not going through etc.
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i think it is a wise and needed decision.
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I admit though, I know a great deal of us were really looking forward to this State Visit. There hasn't been a royal State Visit to the UK in a long time, so the postponement is understandable, but is disappointing. Hopefully, everything will be worked out quickly and the State Visit will be rescheduled for the summer.
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