Gibraltar fury over Spanish King's speech to MPs

Gibraltar fury over Spanish King's speech to MPs

But on Thursday, two Ferraris gifted to Spain's former king Juan Carlos by an Arab sheikh finally went for nearly 444,000 euros, the government said.

Picardo also said the King's comments suggested he was treating Gibraltar as something that could be "traded from one monarch to another", like a "pawn in a chess game, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle".

The king highlighted the two countries' important trading arrangements, adding that Britain is "the second largest investor in our country".

Normally, royal visits are all waves and smiles, with less-than strenuous conversation with a few hand-picked commoners or the public tasting of a weird local delicacy to disrupt the flow.

Tory MPs urged Theresa May and her First Secretary of State Damien Green to remind the King that Gibraltar is British, despite long-standing Spanish claims on the territory.

The Dean of Westminster John Hall was on hand to welcome his guests of honour, and led the group inside for a tour. Spain has persistently sought to regain the tiny southern territory.

He said the priority was to safeguard the working rights of the approximately 7,000 Spaniards who make the daily crossing to work in Gibraltar.

Doyin also added that he had been showing off his new-found Spanish skills with the his majesty King Felipe VI after learning Spanish phrases at school.

Spanish manufacturer CAF is announcing that it will start building trains and trams at a new factory in Newport, South Wales, with £30million of investment in the facility that will lead to 300 new jobs.

At the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
At the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

'This resolve to overcome our differences will be even greater now in the case of Gibraltar.

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The pair have two daughters together, Leonor and Sofia, born in 2005 and 2007.

Some strains of these bacteria were resistant to antibiotics.

But the formality of the event, staged on Horse Guards Parade, was contrasted by the informal greeting of the Spanish King.

"Those citizens have a legitimate expectation of decent and stable living conditions for themselves and their families", he said.

Felipe and Letizia will formally say goodbye to the Queen and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace.

Felipe and Letizia will then be the Queen's quests at a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace. Both royal lines are descended from Queen Victoria.

He wasn't so lucky when he manned the goal himself, letting in a couple of shots from some of the young players.