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King and Queen of Spain visit Westminster Abbey

King and Queen of Spain visit Westminster Abbey

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia laid yellow roses and red carnations on the grave of the unknown warrior, as part of a three-day state visit to the UK.

Addressing the House of Lords, King Felipe VI of Spain said: 'During our rich and fruitful history, there have also been estrangements, rivalries and disputes.

It is a high-end tourist destination, and because it overlooks the Strait of Gibraltar which is only eight miles wide, it is strategic for naval operations in north Africa and the Middle East.

Prince Philip and Felipe first inspected troops at central London's Horse Guards Parade, a former royal jousting yard.

Felipe spoke about the hundreds of thousands of Spaniards living in Britain and Britons living in Spain, whose future hangs in the balance. "The common commitment to open trade and investment must continue".

Manley's communique also highlights that "Spain and the United Kingdom are close allies and partners in the NATO, the UN, the G7 and the G20, amongst many other international organizations".

Queen Letizia and Queen Elizabeth
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Spain has two new princesses to fall in love with as Letizia is the mother of two photogenic girls Infanta Leonor (8) and Infanta Sofia (7).

Born Letizia Rocasolano to middle class parents, she grew up in Oviedo in the Principality of Asturias in north-west Spain. Eleanor, the daughter of Ferdinand III King of Castile, died in 1290 at the age of 46. As youngsters, they holidayed with Felipe, his father King Juan Carlos and their family in Majorca several times in the 1980s. On Thursday, he will accompany the royal visitors to Westminster Abbey.

The comments, made in a speech to Parliament, provoked a furious response from the Rock's chief minister, Fabian Picardo, who claimed the territory was being treated like a 'pawn in a chess game'.

Felipe and his wife were dining Wednesday night at a state banquet in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace, where they are staying.

The Spanish queen looked as fabulous as ever in her ensemble, teaming a crisp white wrap blouse featuring an asymmetric neckline, with a midi-length pleat front skirt from the renowned British brand.

The monarch met with Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street on the second day of his state visit. Outside, the Spanish queen greeted well-wishers, including a group of schoolchildren.