Queen Letizia Chooses Prada Pumps for First Day of UK Visit

Queen Letizia King of Spain Felipe VI wedding

The Duchess of Cambridge accessorized the gown's neckline with a ruby encrusted diamond necklace owned by Queen Elizabeth II.

It was a meeting of the queens in England Wednesday morning.

The pair, who will meet at May's Downing Street residence on the second day of the three-day, pomp-laden state visit, are also likely to discuss the issue of European Union citizen's rights post-Brexit.

It is the first state visit by a Spanish monarch since King Juan Carlos toured Britain in 1986.

Following Brexit, the row between London and Madrid over Gibraltar's sovereignty intensified further after Brussels claimed it would give Spain the chance to veto any EU-UK deal once Britain severs ties with the bloc.

An estimated 116,000 Spaniards are now living in the United Kingdom, 60% of whom are in work.

Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria Eugenie met King Alfonso on a state visit to Britain in 1905. The long-line collarless lemon blazer featured a minimal style and textured fabric, and complimented the royal's slimline physique.

The wind died down and the sun broke through the clouds just as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh stepped on to the dais at Horse Guards. The event will also likely be Prince Philip's final public dinner, as his retirement from public duties will go into effect this fall.

A guard of honour, the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, lined up in front of the royal party and Philip escorted Felipe across the parade ground to inspect the troops. The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Letizia travelled in a separate carriage.

The Spanish royals will attend a gala dinner at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday evening and are expected to address both Houses of Parliament on Thursday. Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton are all expected to be in attendance.

As a effect to the visit beginning one day later than anticipated, Prime Minister Theresa May had to miss Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons to welcome the Spanish royals.

They will then visit Exeter college, where a professorship in Spanish is named after Felipe's great-grandfather, Alfonso XIII, and meet Spanish students and academics.

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