Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh


Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain started their first state visit to the UK.  For their 1st Day of State Visit Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall greeted King Felipe and Queen Letizia at the hotel.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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The 3 days long visit is a fully packed one that is aiming to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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The visit starts with Prince Charles and Duchess accompanying the King and Queen to the Horse Guards Parade where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh received them for their official welcome.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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For the first engagement of the visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Letizia chose to wear sunny yellow to counter the British rainy weather.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Queen Letizia wore Felipe Varela summer tweed coat in vanilla Yellow with a lemon yellow silk dress from the same label. Both the pieces have macramé embroidery in white at the hemline.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Giving a node to the British custom Letizia matched her outfit with the yellow hat from designer Maria Nieto.
Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Queen paired her look with matching leather gloves and clutch (believed to be from Magrit).

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Queen finished her look with Prada nude saloons that were already a part of Queen’s wardrobe.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Pearl and yellow gold earrings a loan from Queen Sofia complemented the look.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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King Felipe and Duke of Edinburgh inspected the Guard of Honours while both Queens enjoyed the chat. UK welcomed Spanish royals in an extravagant full pomp and pageantry ceremony led by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

After the official welcome ceremony, dozens of soldiers on horseback escorted both monarchs and their spouses in a spectacular procession down The Mall, which was decorated with Union Jack and Spanish flags.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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King Felipe rode with the Queen in the 1902 State Landau, a gilded carriage built for the coronation of King Edward VII.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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While Prince Philip travelled with Letizia in a separate carriage.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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At Buckingham Palace, Spanish Monarchs posed for the official photographs and enjoyed a private lunch with the members of the British royal family.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia stayed at Belgian Suite of Buckingham palace for their stay.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
Belgian Suite of Buckingham palace

 

After the welcome ceremony, Spanish Monarchs joined Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh to view the exhibition in the picture gallery of Buckingham Palace.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Royal Couples at the exhibition.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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They were also joined by Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke of Cambridge, Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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