The kings of Spain and the UK held an informal meeting at Clarence House this week
The Spanish king, along with Queen Letizia, attended a gala dinner to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce in Britain earlier this week after paying a visit to King Charles III’s new residence at Clarence House. Felipe began his moving speech by paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth, his cousin, whom he described as “one of the great monarchs” in British history.
With the platitudes out of the way, the Spanish king highlighted the “strong affinity” between both nations, a relationship he said is sure to “develop and prosper” in the coming years. With this, King Felipe invited King Charles and queen consort Camilla to visit Spain in the near future.
“Our relationship is stronger than ever,” Spain’s king remarked.
“History unites Spain and the United Kingdom with ancient ties, with very deep roots,” he added. “We don’t always agree on everything, but in fact, both nations have led history as they looked beyond overseas.”
Spanish companies invest heavily in the British market, generating more than 175,000 jobs in the financial, telecommunications, energy and civil engineering sectors in the UK in the last two decades.
King Felipe ended his audience at Clarence House by reiterating Spain’s commitment and “sense of duty” to strengthen bilateral relations and exchanges in both countries.
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Source: Murcia Today