Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Spanish Royal couple enjoy whirlwind trip to Portugal

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Spain’s King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia this week conducted a three-day tour of Portugal to pay testament to the bond and diversity of the relationship between the two countries and their peoples. Monday’s itinerary saw the royal couple welcomed at Porto Town Hall, and also viewing the collection of artist Joan Miró at the Serralves Foundation. After visiting Porto and Guimarães, Felipe VI and Letizia, moved on to Lisbon, arriving on Tuesday afternoon where they were welcomed at the city chambers and offered a dinner by the Prime Minister, António Costa, at the Palácio das Necessidades. The King and Queen of Spain ended their visit on Wednesday with Felipe VI giving a speech to Portugal’s parliament and visiting the cutting-edge Champalimaud Foundation. The monarchs then went to the residence of the Spanish ambassador in Lisbon at the Palácio de Palhavã, in Praça de Espanha, for a reception with the Spanish community that lives in Portugal. The visit ended with Felipe VI and Letizia visiting the Champalimaud Foundation, where they were once again accompanied by Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The Portugal News Photo