Trump To Host King, Queen For State Visit

President Trump will host King Felipe and Queen Letizia for a state visit to the United States in April, the White House confirmed.

Their Majesties visited the White House and other U.S. officials for a working visit in 2018.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia with President Trump and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump. Spanish Royal Household

The last Spanish state visit to the U.S. was during the George W. Bush administration. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia visited in 2000.

The Spanish government and royals were eager for a state visit with President Obama.

But even though King Juan Carlos was the first head of state to visit Obama at the White House, a state visit never happened.

President Obama visited Madrid briefly during the end of his tenure. Then-First Lady Michelle Obama visited the royals at Marivent Palace in Mallorca.

King, Queen Meet With President, First Lady

King Felipe and Queen Letizia met with President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump yesterday afternoon.

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The meeting capped the King and Queen’s trip to the U.S., which also included stops in New Orleans and San Antonio.

Their Majesties were helping those cities, both with Spanish roots, celebrate their tricentennials.

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The King Felipe and President Trump spoke briefly to highlight shared values and the president’s potential trip to Spain.

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The King then went to Capitol Hill to meet with Republican and Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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His Majesty also made stops at the World Bank and Inter-american Development Bank in Washington, D.C.