Felipe and Letizia’s First Day in the United States
The King and Queen of Spain have begun their official visit to the United States, spending their first day in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
They first toured Mount Vernon, the plantation estate owned by America’s first President, George Washington, located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The couple laid a wreath at the tomb of Washington while there, and then were shown the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, where Felipe and Letizia donated a reproduction of the credentials presented to King Carlos IV by the first US Ambassador to Spain and were shown a number of documents relating to the historical bilateral relations between the US and Spain.
Queen Letizia kept her look simple, donning a white fitted blazer over a black and white floral sheath dress from Felipe Varela. A pair of black pumps, a black purse and pearl drop earrings completed the outfit.
It was then on to the nation’s capital for a meeting with the President and First Lady at the White House. King Felipe and President Barack Obama had a meeting in the Oval Office, while First Lady Michelle Obama showed her organic garden established in 2009 to the Queen after some tea.
The King and the President’s meeting lasted for about 45 minutes, before they spent around 20 minutes addressing the media. King Felipe reaffirmed that both Spain and the US share “values of freedom, unity, democracy and human rights” while President Obama said that he hoped to visit Spain before he leaves office in January 2017.
In the evening, the King and Queen were guests at a reception hosted by the Spanish Ambassador at the Embassy for 200 guests representing the Spanish community in the area. The Queen wore a navy blue sequinned skirt and matching top.
The King and Queen during a visit to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, September 15Filed under Spain
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