King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are hosting the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, and First Lady Peng Liyuan on a two-Day State Visit to Spain to to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties from November 27 to the 28th.
On the afternoon of November 27th, King Felipe hosted a meeting with President Xi Jinping at the Palace of La Zarzuela, which was also attended by senior Spanish Minister and members of the Chinese Delegation. Later, the King and Queen Letizia hosted a private dinner for the President and First Lady Peng Liyuan at the Palace of La Zarzuela.
On the morning of November 28th, King Felipe and Queen Letizia officially welcomed President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan at an Official Welcome ceremony in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Madrid. During the ceremony, the King and the President reviewed a battalion of the Royal Guard and viewed a parade. Afterwards, the Queen and First Lady visited the Teatro Real de Madrid.
In the evening, King Felipe and Queen Letizia hosted a State Banquet in honour of the President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan of the People’s Republic of China at the Royal Palace of Madrid. Both the King and President gave speeches.
For the meeting and dinner, King Felipe wore a dark suit with a red tie. Queen Letizia repeated her peacock blue Felipe Varela dress with her Bvlgari aquamarine teardrop earrings and a ‘Joyas de Pasar’ Bracelet. In the morning, King Felipe wore a dark suit with a red tie Queen Letizia wore Carolina Herrera coat over an Asos dress. In the evening, King Felipe wore White Tie with the neck badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece, the Sash and Star of the Order of Charles III, and his medals. Queen Letizia wore a black velvet evening gown with Queen Maria Christina’s Cartier Loop Tiara (for the first time), the Joyas de Pasar Earrings and Bracelets, her Fleur de Lys Brooch, and the Sash and Star of the Order of Charles III.