Felipe and Letizia of Spain visit Mexico
The King and Queen of Spain marked their first official visit to a Latin American country since the crowning of Felipe VI in June 2014.
The state visit went ahead as planned even though Pena Nieto underwent emergency surgery for a gold bladder aand had been discharged from hospital two days prior to the royal visit.
After laying a floral tribute before the Monument to the Child Heroes of Mexico at Chapultepec Park, the royal couple were received in Mexico City’s Campo Marte military camp for an official welcome by President Enrique Peña Nieto and his glamorous wife First Lady Angélica Rivera who was dressed in a pale ensemble.
Queen Letizia of Spain, looked immaculate in a mint green dress worn with a pale pink tweed jacket Her her new short hair style was in loose waves
In his speech the king said that the relationship between the two countries went beyond politics and commercial connections. “This visit will serve to compare again the many things that 170 million Mexicans and Spaniards have in common, and the enormous potential in front of us,” Felipe said. In spite beng Letizia first visit to Mexico the two ladies met
In spite of being Letizia first visit to Mexico the two ladies had already met in June when they joined their husbands at a dinner for the Prince of Asturias Foundation at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.
After the military event, the royals were honored as “distinguished guests” of the capital during a visit to Mexico City’s Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera.
Felipe addressed the Mexican Senate on Tuesday June) and meet with business people, the AP reported. “Mexico is one of the greatest democracies of the world,” the king said, according to
The royal couple is set to travel to the northern state of Zacatecas for a cultural tour on 1 July
.Felipe traveled to the eastern port of Veracruz in December to attend the Ibero-American Summit, but this is his first state visit since ascending to the throne in June 2014.
Felipe will address Mexico’s Senate on Tuesday. The next day, the king and queen will visit the northern state of Zacatecas for a cultural tour.