Prince, Princess Tour Portugal

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia on Friday finished a three day official visit to Portugal where they met with political, business, scientific and cultural leaders.

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Their Royal Highnesses arrived on Wednesday and visited Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva and his wife at Belém palace.

Delegations from both countries then worked to strengthen the bilateral relationship between both Iberian countries.

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Portuguese leaders also hosted an official dinner for Don Felipe and his wife at Quelúz Palace.

Prince and Princess with Portuguese Prime Minister Passos Coelho and his wife.

The Prince called Portugal a “beloved country” and mentioned his family’s ties to the place. His grandfather, Don Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, the Count of Barcelona, lived in exile in Portugal during the Franco years.