King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrived in San Antonio on Saturday evening after a successful visit to New Orleans.
Upon their arrival at the San Antonio International Airport, they were received by Ron Nirenberg the Mayor of the city that has Spanish roots.
Felipe and Letizia started their day on Sunday with an official welcome to the City of San Antonio at the Governor’s Palace.
A small celebration was held at the Governor’s Palace in the honour of the Royal Couple. King Felipe unveiled the commemorating plaque marking 300th anniversary of the city.
The Mayor of San Antonio gives the King the first edition of the Mission of San Antonio. San Antonio is recently declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia received the keys to the historic city from its Mayor at Governor’s Palace in San Antonio.
Before moving forward for the day, the Spanish King and Queen greeted the people gathered outside the palace to meet them.
The next stop was the Mission of San José Church in San Antonio. The King and Queen were welcomed by the Archbishop of the Diocese of San Antonio.
The Royal Couple were briefed by the Archbishop of the Diocese of San Antonio and the parish priest of the Mission.
Felipe and Letizia visited the church, the barn and the acequias system under the care of National Park Service of the United States, Mardi Arce. The guide of the Services of National Parks, Jorge Hernández explained about the historical place.
Their Majesties received explanations from the guide of the Service of National Parks about the acequias system.
Don Felipe and Doña Letizia in the window of Rosa, which represents one of the most recognized symbols of the iconography of the city.
They greeted a group of students of the organization “SOS Spain Ambassadors” who were present at the church to welcome the royal couple. The organization “SOS Spain Ambassadors” group will soon travel to Spain on the occasion of the tercentenary.
Then Felipe and Letizia headed towards the Magik Theater building in San Antonio where they were received by the director of the Department of Art and Culture.
The Extremaduran urban artist, Daniel Muñoz, illustrates a mural in the facade in the context of a series of municipal initiatives aimed at recovering and regenerating the public spaces of the city neighbourhood.
At noon, Felipe and Letizia opened the exhibition “DesigningAmerica: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S.” at the Bexar County Courthouse.
The exhibition was sponsored by the Spain-United States Council Foundation, where upon arrival at the Plaza Felipe and Letizia received a representation of the Grenadiers and Ladies of Gálvez.
The Royal Couple during the tour of the exhibition. After the tour of the exhibition, the Spanish royals attended a reception with the mayors of the towns of the County, judicial authorities and a representation of the members of the House of Spain and Spanish residents.
For the day, Queen Letizia premiered another new dress. She was wearing a sleeveless fit and flare printed pink custom-made Carolina Herrera dress.
The dress features a vee-neckline with a fitted waist and slightly pleated skirt.
Letizia paired the outfit with her burgundy Debra model ankle strap pumps made in Bordeaux by Lodi.
Her diamond and ruby Cabochon earrings finished the look.
Letizia was carrying nude suede clutch from Felipe Varela and a matching burgundy shawl.