Germany: The next official destination for Don Felipe and Doña Letizia

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International travel is back on the King’s agenda. We know that in October this year, His Majesty will visit Germany, but the exact date of this official visit has not been determined until now. On Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Don Felipe and Dona Letizia will pay a state visit to the Federal Republic of Germany on October 17, 18 and 19. A trip by the King and Queen at the invitation of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Donna Letizia recently performed in Madrid. / Getreth

The visit will be accompanied by Jose Manuel Albarez, Minister for Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation, Reyes Marotto, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, and Mikel Essetta, Minister of Culture and Sport access.In addition to the institutional component of the capital, the program includes a visit to Frankfurt for the opening of the book fair with Spain as the guest of honor, as well as a visit European Central Bankas confirmed by official sources.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s first official visit to Germany came a few months after Felipe VI was announced in December 2014, as part of a speaking tour of European countries.

Queen Letizia and Jill Biden in New York / Gtres
Queen Letizia and Jill Biden in New York / Gtres

The trip will take place just days after Columbus Day festivities, and this year, Princess Leonor will be absent for the second time in a row, and shortly before the heiress returns to Madrid. The king’s eldest daughter is expected to return home at the end of the month, coinciding with the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Atlantic CollegeDuring this time, among other things, he will host various events related to the Awards Ceremony of the Princess of Asturias Foundation. This year, some awards have changed the traditional delivery date to coincide with the princess’ holiday so that Leonor doesn’t have to miss the important appointment or change her school calendar as a result.

Felipe and Letizia in London / Gtres
King Felipe and Queen Letizia in London / Gtres

Her Majesty’s last state visit was in November 2021, when they visited sweden At the invitation of King Carlos Gustavo. In addition to this type of travel, however, the Kings’ international activity has been intense recently. More recently, the Queen has been on a business trip to New York in addition to traveling to different countries, while the King has always represented the crown at the inauguration of Ibero-American presidents.

Since Felipe became head of state in June 2014, the king and queen have made numerous state visits, about once a year.This progress was only interrupted by years interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, after which Her Majesty has resumed international activities Andorra State Tour.

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