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Meghan Overdeep
June 18, 2018

Royals in Texas!

Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia managed to momentarily pull our eyes away from Kensington Palace for a royal engagement with a decidedly Texan flair over the weekend.

The Spanish royal couple is reportedly in San Antonio to celebrate the city's tricentennial and its deep roots as a Spanish colonial village.

On the heels of a quick trip to New Orleans to celebrate its own tricentennial, the royals attended a welcoming ceremony hosted by San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg at the Spanish Governor's Palace. There, in the building constructed out of restored remnants of a presidio that once protected a nearby mission, the couple was presented with a tricentennial plaque.

In his welcoming remarks, Nirenberg referenced the last time San Antonio hosted Spanish monarchs, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, in 1987.

“And now, we are humbled again and grateful that the royal household of Spain is present in our city,” Nirenberg said, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Later on Sunday, the couple had a private dinner with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and other city officials.

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The King and Queen are expected to meet with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday in their last public stop in the U.S.