The King and Queen of Spain’s Whirlwind U.S. Tour Included These Southern Cities
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.