King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Denmark for their three days long state visit. This is Spanish Royal Couple’s first-ever State visit to the Scandinavian country since their coronation in 2014. The last State visit to the country was in 1980 when Felipe’s parents King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia visited on the invitation of Queen Margrethe II.
Felipe and Letizia left from the T-4 Terminal of Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport after the ceremonial send off and were received at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal at Copenhagen Airport by Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederick and his wife Crown Princess Mary.
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The Spanish State visit to Denmark was originally scheduled in March this year but had to be rescheduled due to Queen Margrethe II’s surgery. The state visit will highlight the bilateral economic relationship between Spain and Denmark in addition to promoting the promotion of the Spanish language and culture hence Felipe and Letizia were joined on this visit by a Government and a business delegation.
Spanish and Danish Kingdoms have much more personal relationship beyond the formal relations of two nations. Spanish King Felipe VI and Danish Queen Margrethe II are descendants of British Queen Victoria and Danish King Christian IX. Queen Margrethe II’s younger sister, Anne-Marie, is the widow of King Felipe’s maternal uncle, King Constantine II of Greece – brother of Queen Sofia (Felipe’s mother). Felipe and Frederick have been close friends for a very long time.
Frederick met his wife, Mary, in Australia when he was at a club Felipe. King Felipe is also the Godfather of Frederik and Mary’s younger son, Prince Vincent.
From the airport, King Felipe and Queen Letizia travelled with the Danish Queen to the Christian VII’s Palace at Amalienborg for an official welcome ceremony escorted by the Guard Hussar Regiment’s Mounted Squadron.
During the official welcome ceremony at the Palace, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark presented the King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain with the Order of the Elephant. The order is the highest, the oldest and most distinguished Danish Royal Order of Chivalry. Felipe and Letizia will wore the orders at the evening’s state banquet.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have been made Grand Cross of Spain’s Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic by the Spanish King. The Royal Order of Isabella is the third highest order of the Spanish Kingdom after the Order of Charles III (the Civil Order) and Order of Golden Fleece (The Royal Order)
What Queen Letizia wore at the Denmark welcome Ceremony
- &Other Stories Oversized Wool Coat – (Repeat – debuted in January 2023)
- Carolina Herrera Dress – (Repeat – Debuted in September 2018)
- Saudi Dove Earrings – (Royal Gift to Queen Sofia)
- Magrit pumps – (Repeat – Debuted January 2022)
- Magrit ‘Mara’ Crocodile Effect Leather Clutch Bag – (Repeat – Debuted January 2022)
- Corterno Ring – (Repeat – Debuted January 2023)
Heading towards Queen Letizia Style – The most amazing thing about the Spanish Queen is how style sense which is not only eye catching but very economic. Queen Letizia wore an overall repeated outfit.
The first repeated element of the look was her &Other Stories Oversized Wool Coat that she first wore in January 2023 during her Menorca visit.
Queen Letizia of Spain was wearing her red Carolina Herrera dress that we first wore in September 2018 at the Princess of Asturias centenary.
Letizia again wore the dress in October 2018 during her visit to Rome and then in December 2018 at the Spanish Constitution Anniversary.
The full-sleeved bespoke dress features round neckline with a keyhole opening at the front, slightly puffed shoulders, a structured pencil silhouette with a pleated bodice with hidden zip closure at back and fitted waistline.
Letizia was wearing her Magrit pumps
and carrying matching Magrit Mara clutch.
In the evening, Queen Margrethe II will be hosting a State banquet in the honour of Spanish King and Queen.
In other beautiful reminder, today marks the 20 years of King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s engagement announcement. Felipe and Letizia met in 2001 and dated for 2 years. But kept their relationship under the radar. before Media and public can find out the details of their relationship, the couple announced their engagement that surprised the country and royal watching world equally.