Monarchs Cap Second State Visit To Mexico

King Felipe and Queen Letizia this week capped a whirlwind trip to Mexico, the second state visit of their reign.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey
© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Their Majesties visited a Mexico war memorial, above, and got the keys to Mexico City, below.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey

During one of his remarks, King Felipe highlighted the economic ties between Mexico and Spain, which is the second largest investor in the Latin American country with more than 5,000 businesses.

Don Felipe said Spain’s commitment with Mexico was “decided, in constant growth and of a permanent character.”

© Casa de S.M. el Rey
© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Speaking in the Mexican Senate, King Felipe highlighted the historical ties between Spain and Mexico, which he praised for being part of the “democratic vanguard.”

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey

King Felipe and Queen Letizia also rolled out a new global test for Spanish language proficiency, a collaboration between Spanish and Mexican institutions.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey

The King and Queen are scheduled to visit the U.S. in several weeks, including meet with President Obama.

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