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King Felipe VI: Spain and UK 'profoundly intertwined'

King Felipe VI: Spain and UK 'profoundly intertwined'”

Gibraltar, located on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean, was ceded to Britain as part of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.

Prince Harry was the perfect host as he accompanied King Felipe VI of Spain and wife Queen Letizia on a visit to Westminster Abbey on Thursday.

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.

But it was the tiaras that each of the royals wore, including Queen Elizabeth II, that had people talking.

"Those citizens have a legitimate expectation of decent and stable living conditions for themselves and their families", he said.

King Felipe brought up the contentious issue - that has split opinion since the UK voted to leave the EU - as he addressed MPs in the Housed of Parliament.

Queen Elizabeth and King Felipe drink to the UK and Spain
GETTY CHEERS Here's to Spain letting us keep Gibraltar

Mr Rosindell later looked on as the king raised the tricky subject in his address to parliamentarians.

We deeply appreciate the significant contribution that Spain continues to make to this country and assure you of our enduring friendship in the future.

THE QUEEN appears to have waded into the ongoing row over Gibraltar at the King of Spain's state banquet - saying the two countries did not always see "eye to eye".

The royal couple - who have two daughters - are expected to meet Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening when they are feted with the grand state banquet in the ballroom. The outfit fell in line with the queen's marked preference for streamlined silhouettes and matchy-matchy add-ons. More than 300,000 Britons live in Spain and more than 130,000 Spaniards live in Britain.

In their eagerness to launch a new era in Anglo-Spanish relations, the British government is likely to want to highlight the flourishing trade and business relations between the two countries.

The Duke of York, Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were also among the guests. The UK is the number one destination for overseas Spanish investment, reaching an accumulated 82.5bn euros by the end of 2015.



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