Black pudding, lamb and cake: Philip VI, lunch with friends in Burgos

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King Felipe had a great day in Burgos. This Saturday, the monarch has moved into town to eat with a group of colleagues from his military training phase.Specifically, Don Felipe Royal Gate Restaurant, a famous steakhouse in the heart of the city with impressive views of the Gothic cathedral. A completely unexpected visit, as there was no record, the monarch ended his official agenda on Friday after attending the presentation of credentials to several diplomats at the Royal Palace of Madrid.

King Felipe VI with his mother Queen Sofia in Windsor. / Getreth

As confirmed by direct sources of the King’s visit to the restaurant Burgos newspaperThey got a call about three weeks ago to book 55 people, but it never occurred to them that one of the attendees would be the monarch. Moreover, they were not informed that the head of state was part of the group until ten minutes before Don Felipe arrived. “When people started arriving, they told me that the King of Spain was coming and I thought they were hesitating me,” he told the newspaper Tasio Benito, when he saw Don Felipe enter the hotel for lunch with his family. Can’t believe it.students from Naval Military School.

Felipe VI of Mallorca / Gtres
King Felipe VI of Mallorca / Gtres

Benito also explained that the visit was very surprising and that the King has been happy and very close: “A spectacular service has come, he has congratulated us and signed us on the Golden Book”, he said . The monarch also did not hesitate to take pictures with some of the staff. Don Felipe was dressed casually in dark trousers and a shirt, this time without his wife, Queen Letizia.

According to him, the menu includes “Burgos seafood”, black pudding, sausages cooked with Chacoli and cured meats. Later, beef tenderloin, but the king also wanted to try milk sheep. For dessert, San Marcos cake. Plans for a light-hearted weekend before resuming his formal commitments this Monday, a week full of events, especially heads of state.

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File image of the Kings at the Galician show. / Getreth

It’s not the first time Don Felipe has taken the opportunity to meet with old colleagues since he was in the military, but he usually enjoys such meetings several times a year. Some details of these meetings are usually revealed, at least the location of the meetings and where King Felipe always travels alone.

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