Queen Elizabeth Welcomes Spain's Queen Letizia to England
It was a meeting of the queens in England Wednesday morning. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh along with Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla welcomed Spain's King Felipe, 49, and Queen Letizia, 44, to Buckingham Palace for the royal couple's first-ever state visit to England.
The first day of the Spaniards' three-day visit began with a meeting with Charles and Camilla at their posh hotel, ME London on The Strand. The foursome traveled together to the Horse Guards Parade for an official ceremonial welcome, where they were greeted by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, a royal salute, and a playing of the Spanish National Anthem.
Afterward, Felipe, accompanied by England's queen, and Letizia, accompanied by Philip, enjoyed a state carriage procession to Buckingham Palace.
Letizia cut a stylish figure in a yellow and white ensemble by Hugo Boss, snakeskin heels from Spanish label Magrit, and an asymmetrical yellow hat perched effortlessly on her head. Queen Elizabeth kept things monochromatic in a magenta coat dress with a matching hat.
With the pomp and circumstance behind them, Felipe and Letizia enjoyed a private lunch at Buckingham Palace, given by Queen Elizabeth. Later a viewing of items from the Royal Collection relating to Spain is scheduled in the palace's Picture Gallery.
The Spanish royals are expected to stay through Friday, so we expect plenty more stylish moments from Letizia!