Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Three

  July 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain concluded their three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Friday.

The Spanish monarchs were farewelled from Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with warm kisses and hugs; before they travelled to the Francis Crick Institute for a tour of the facilities – including Europe’s largest individual biomedical laboratory – with the Duke of York. 

From there, the royal party headed to Oxford, for a series of engagements at the Weston Library, the University of Oxford, and Exeter College. At the library, King Felipe and Queen Letizia were shown a number of historical pieces with links to Spain: a first edition Don Quixote, original copies of the Magna Carta, and the Codex Mendoza manuscripts.

The couple then had lunch at the University of Oxford, before a reception at Exeter College  with members of the University’s community that have links with Spain.

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