King of Spain Juan Carlos I

Spanish royals to make state visit to Britain in June

Spain's royals will make a state visit to Britain in June — an announcement that effectively pushes back President Donald Trump's state visit to autumn at the earliest.

Buckingham Palace said Friday that King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain have accepted the invitation from Queen Elizabeth II and will stay at Buckingham Palace.

The visit rules out the possibility that President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the U.K. in June, as had been speculated. Some reports have suggested that the trip had been moved to the end of the year in hopes of avoiding protests.

State visits are grand occasions meant to showcase and celebrate both the visiting dignitary...

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