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Spanish King and Queen Welcome Peruvian President On State Visit

  July 9, 2015 at 6:01 am by

On July 7, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed the Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso and his wife Nadine Heredia Alarcon who are on a two day state visit to Spain. King Felipe and Queen Letizia met the President and the first lady at at El Pardo Palace at a welcome ceremony. Later that day, a luncheon held at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. View image | gettyimages.com In the evening, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Last Day

  July 2, 2015 at 3:24 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain wrapped up their state visit to Mexico by visiting Zacatecas. The Spanish royals were accompanied by the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife, Angelica Rivera. During their visit to Zacatecas, they attended the closing ceremony of the symposium “Past, present and future of relations between Mexico and Spain” which was being held at the Viceregal Museum of Guadalupe. During the ceremony, … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 2

  June 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm by

Day two of the Mexican state visit was just as busy and packed as day one. Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Latin American Alliance of Rare Diseases. Queen Letizia later joined King Felipe at the Mexico-Spain Business Forum which was also attended by the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto. View image | gettyimages.com Later that morning, the King and Queen attended the Permanent Commission of the Congress. They … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 1

  June 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm by

On day one of their State Visit to Mexico, King Felipe and Queen Letizia laid a floral wreath tribute at the Monument to the Child Heroes of Mexico at Chapultepec Park before attending an official welcome ceremony at Campo Marte in the presence of the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, and his wife Angélica Rivera. During the welcome ceremony, a canon salute was fired and a military parade was watched … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Arrive in Mexico Ahead of State Visit

  June 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

On Sunday evening, the Spanish King and Queen touched down in Mexico city ahead of their state visit which begins tomorrow. King Felipe and Queen Letizia have a busy agenda during the visit. They will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife, attend various events, luncheons and dinners. For up to date news, pictures and videos, visit the State visit to Mexico: June 28 – July 1, 2015 thread. … Continue reading

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British State Visit to Germany, Day Three

  June 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip paid a visit to the site of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Lower Saxony today, on the final day of their state visit to Germany. View image | gettyimages.com They were given a tour of the site, which is now a memorial site with a museum after it was burnt down in mid-1945 after its liberation by British forces, by Jens-Christian Wagner, the memorial director. The couple also … Continue reading

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British State Visit to Germany, Day Two

  June 25, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

The second day of their state visit to Germany saw Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh head to Frankfurt for the majority of the day. Their first stop was at St Paul’s Church, dubbed the birthplace of German parliamentary democracy, where they met with locals and were welcomed by the local children’s choir. The couple were shown around the church, in particular viewing the 1356 document which created the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Start Their Visit To Germany

  June 23, 2015 at 8:59 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have started their four day visit to Germany. The couple arrived this evening in Berlin. They were received by a German military honour guard which had lined up to their car, a 21-gun salute and fighter jets flew over the area in tribute. Queen Elizabeth  and Prince Philip will also visit Frankfurt on Thursday and Lower Saxony, for the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, on Friday. View image … Continue reading

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Final Day of Spanish State Visit to France

  June 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain completed their French state visit earlier today, bidding farewell to the city that gave them an overwhelmingly warm reception. In the morning, King Felipe had a breakfast meeting with French and Spanish businessmen at the Spanish Embassy. The King emphasised the relationship between France and Spain in regards to trade, and encouraged the “increase in cooperation between companies” of the two countries to “launch … Continue reading

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Second Day of the Spanish State Visit to France

  June 3, 2015 at 8:52 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today continued their state visit to France, meeting with a number of organisations and individuals in Paris. The day began with an audience with the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, at the Guild Hall. During the meeting, the King and Queen opened a new garden symbolising peace and freedom. Afterwards, the couple headed over to the Palacio Petit Luxembourg where they met with the President of the … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin French State Visit

  June 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their State Visit to France, which was originally meant to be held in March this year but was cancelled due to the Germanwings air disaster. After a ceremonial departure from Barajas Airport in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Paris where French President François Hollande officially welcomed them at the Arc de Triomphe. Here, the official party – including the … Continue reading

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Second Day of the Indian State Visit to Sweden

  June 1, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

President Mukherjee of India has continued his state visit to Sweden today, meeting members of Parliament and attending a seminar on sustainable urban development. The first stop of day two was to the Parliament, where President Mukherjee had a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament, Urban Ahlin, and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The meetings discussed cooperation and relations between the two nations going forward in terms of trade and development. Members of the … Continue reading

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Indian President Arrives in Stockholm

  May 31, 2015 at 9:07 pm by

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, arrived in Stockholm today to begin his state visit to Sweden. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel welcomed the President at Arlanda Airport, escorting him to the Royal Mews. The Crown Princess managed to keep a hold of her Philip Treacy hat despite the windy conditions that graced Stockholm this afternoon! View image | gettyimages.com At the Royal Mews, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day Three

  May 29, 2015 at 10:43 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have completed their State Visit to Canada today, spending the day in Toronto. First, Willem-Alexander and Maxima stopped at Queen’s Park, where at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, they had meetings with Ontario’s Premier, Kathleen Wynne, and Lieutenant-Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Afterwards, they visited the MaRS Discovery District, a platform for companies and research labs in sciences and health, ICT and energy. King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 2

  May 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm by

Thursday May 28, second day of the state visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima went to Waterloo, a city in Southern Ontario. In the morning, the Royal Couple visited the University of Waterloo where at the presence of the Dutch the Ministries of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker, were awarded scholarships.  To mark the seventy years of liberation, The Netherlands … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 1

  May 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Wednesday May 27, a three-day State Visit to Canada. The Royal Couple arrived in Canada yesterday May 26, when they made a brief stop in St. John’s, the capital of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. They were welcomed by the the Liutenant Governon Frank Fagan and his wife Patricia Faga, and the premier Paul Davis with his wife Cheryl Davis. … Continue reading

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Spanish-French State Visit Cancelled

  March 24, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

The Spanish state visit to France has been cancelled following the Germanwings air crash in southern France. King Felipe and Queen Letizia first met with the French Prime Minister, Minister Manuel Valls, who was born in Barcelona, for a welcoming ceremony at the Hotel de Invalides. Then came the news of the air crash as they were about to meet with President François Hollande. After an audience, the trio held a press … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day Two

  March 18, 2015 at 8:38 pm by

The second day of the Dutch-Danish state visit was focused on the island of Samsø, which King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled to via ferry accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. A welcoming ceremony took place in the Anton Rosen Square with the Mayor of Samsø, Marcel Meijer, telling the two couples about the island’s renewable energy scheme (Samsø receives 100% of its energy from wind power). Mr Meijer … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day One

  March 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have begun their state visit to Denmark, arriving in Copenhagen this morning. They were welcomed at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal of Copenhagen Airport by the entire Danish Royal Family: Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte with her husband Prince Richard. Warm hugs and big smiles were exchanged by the group, the two … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Host Gala Dinner for Colombian President

  March 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain tonight hosted a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid for the visiting Colombian President. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia posed with President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and his wife María Clemencia Rodríguez for photographs before greeting the 110 dinner guests in the palace’s Throne Room. Among those attending the dinner were Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and members of the Spanish government … Continue reading

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