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KING FELIPE AND QUEEN LETIZIA ROYAL VISIT CUBA DAY 2

November 13, 2019

In the morning, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited “El Templete” of the Plaza de Armas in Old Havana. They received an explanation by Havana City Historian, Eusebio Leal.

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Spanish Queen Letizia Letizia wore Adolfo Dominguez white dress andMint & Rose wedges.

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King Felipe VI opted for a “Guayabera”, a Cuban men’s summer shirt.

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The monument was built in 1827 by the engineer Antonio María de la Torre and is located next to the Plaza de Armas. Declared a World Heritage Site, remember the site where the first Mass celebrated in Havana in 1519 took place. There, a bust of Christopher Columbus stands out.



Next, Their Majesties went to the “Palacio de los Capitanes Generales” (Captain General Palace) – currently, this 18th-century Baroque building houses the City Museum.

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Then, inside the building, King Felipe and Queen Letizia received from the President of the Provincial Assembly of Popular Power “La Giraldilla”, a figure that symbolizes the welcome to the city of Havana.

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After the visit to the Palace, King Felipe delivered the Great Cross of Carlos III to Mr. Eusebio Leal, Havana City Historian.



At mid-morning, Their Majesties attended a reception with the Spanish community resident in Cuba at the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater.

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The Queen Letizia wore new Nina Ricci mint embellished plissé-silk midi dress. She accessorised her look with matching bag and Laura cross strap suede pumps.

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Her Majesty also wore her Yanes sunburst white gold and diamond earrings.

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After the interpretation of the National Anthem, King Felipe pronounced a few words:

“Nothing that happens in Cuba is foreign to Spain and nothing that happens in Spain is foreign to Cuba. You, Spanish – and also Cubans – are the living expression of how much it unites our peoples.

Today we feel the joy of reunion with Spanish, and with descendants of Spaniards, that you show us an affection that the Queen and I assure you is reciprocal. You are the living presence of Spain in Cuba, a sister and friend nation. Thank you for this reception that we will always keep in our memory … “

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Once the reception finished, His Majesty King Felipe visited the residence of the Embassy of Spain where he had a working lunch with Spanish businessmen in Cuba.



King Felipe VI also attended the presentation of the book “500 years of the City of Havana” edited by Acción Cultural Española, with original prints by Javier Mariscal and text by Mauricio Vicent at the Spanish Embassy.

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Mauricio Vicent, Javier Mariscal, King Felipe VI of Spain and Minister Josep Borrell.

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King Felipe VI.



Finaly, Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia hosted a dinner for the President of Cuba and his wife Mrs. Lis Cuesta, held at the “Palacio de los Capitanes Generales” (Captain General Palace).

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Queen Letizia debuted a new organza pink dress by Maje with her Steve Madden Plaza mules.



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