King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are on a 3-day State Visit to Britain, from July 12th to the 14th, on advice from the Spanish Government, to strengthen political, economic, and cultural ties between the two countries. They are being hosted by the British Royal Family, and will stay at Buckingham Palace for the duration of the State Visit. Click HERE to read about the Program and HERE for Day 1.
On the morning of Day 2, July 13th, of the State Visit, King Felipe attended a UK-Spain Business Forum at Mansion House with the Duke of York, where he gave a speech. Later, the King and Queen visited Westminster Abbey with Prince Harry, and laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. They also signed the visitors’ book, which was signed by the King Felipe’s father, King Juan Carlos I, in 1986.
Afterwards, King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended a reception for members of the Spanish Community in London at the Spanish Embassy. Later, the King visited No. 10 Downing Street for a meeting and lunch with British Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street.
In the evening, King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended a banquet hosted by Lord Mayor of London at the Guildhall. The King gave a speech. The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence were also present.
For the day events, King Felipe wore a navy pinstriped suit with a blue tie. Queen Letizia wore a navy Felipe Varela blouse with a Carolina Herrera skirt and a pair of diamond and turquoise earrings belonging to Queen Sofia. For the Guildhall Banquet, King Felipe wore White Tie with the Order of the Garter and the neck badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Queen Letizia wore a navy gown with the Floral Tiara, large sapphire and diamond earrings, modern Fleur-de-Lys brooch, Joyas de Pasar bracelets, and the Order of Carlos III.
At the Guildhall Banquet, the Princess Royal wore a grey gown with her Festoon Tiara, Festoon Necklace, diamond earrings, brow brooch, the Order of the Garter and the star of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, awarded to her, Prince Harry, and the Duke of York for involvement in the State Visit. Sir Timothy Laurence wore White Tie with Orders.