The visit of the King and Queen of Spain to Sweden was concluded with a farewell ceremony at Stockholm Airport. Before this ceremonial departure, the Spanish royal couple organized a reception at the residence of the Spanish ambassador in Stockholm. The King and Queen of Sweden were invited to it on November 25th. Princess Victoria as well as Prince Carl Philip and their respective spouses were also present at the reception.
This historic state visit to Sweden lasted two days. It was marked by many visits, but above all by the brilliant state banquet on the first day. Thursday, November 25, the last day of the visit, King Felipe and Queen Letizia started the day separately. While King Felipe held a meeting with Swedish entrepreneurs, Queen Letizia was at the Bernadotte Library. With Queen Silvia of Sweden, she attended a seminar on the importance of language, literature, but especially translation. The seminar was organized by the Cervantes Institute and the Swedish Institute, two institutes aimed respectively at promoting Spanish and Swedish throughout the world.
Letizia from Spain, a state visit that confirms the friendship between Sweden and Spain
Before having lunch with members of the Swedish royal family, King Felipe paid another visit with King Carl XVI Gustaf. The two kings visited the technological institute in Stockholm. After this visit, King Felipe and Queen Letizia joined to attend a lunch offered by the city of Stockholm. “The meal took place in the golden hall of the Stockholm city building,” according to Royal Central. During this event, King Felipe was awarded the Golden Key to the City of Stockholm.
After lunch King Felipe visited the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences with King Carl XVI Gustaf. After attending this conference organized by Spanish and Swedish clean energy experts, King Felipe accompanied the Queen to a meeting with the Association of Spanish Scientists in Sweden. During this meeting, Queen Letizia and her husband offered the first edition of the Margarita Salas Awards. Then comes the reception offered by the royal couple at the residence of the Spanish Ambassador in Stockholm and the farewell ceremony.
Queen Letizia of Spain and Queen Silvia of Sweden © AGENCE