A Historic Dinner

King Felipe and Queen Letizia made history this week by hosting the first official dinner of their reign for Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.

The King and Queen greet Bachelet in the Throne Room.
The King and Queen greet Bachelet in the Throne Room.

The Spanish Royals treated Bachelet to their usual pomp, including a receiving ceremony at El Pardo Palace, a meeting at Zarzuela Palace and a dinner at the Madrid Royal Palace.

King Felipe toasts Bachelet in the formal dining room.
King Felipe toasts Bachelet in the formal dining room.

The dinner was also the first event in a long time where the public saw Queen Letizia wearing a tiara.

This time, it was the one Gen. Franco gave Queen Sofia on behalf of the Spanish government on her wedding day with King Juan Carlos.

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