Spanish Royal Couple To Visit US, Meet President Trump

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Spain's King Felipe, centre, poses with the members of the new Socialist government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, centre left, after taking their positions during a swearing ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, June 7, 2018. The government cabinet with most female ministers in Spanish and European history was sworn in Thursday, putting the cap on one of the fastest power transitions in the country's four decades of democratic rule.


MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will travel later this month to the United States, where they will visit the White House as well as Louisiana and Texas.

Authorities said in a statement Thursday that the royal couple will begin their trip June 14 with stays in New Orleans and San Antonio, cities that this year are celebrating the 300th anniversary of their foundation and which have close historical ties with Spain.

The royals will be in Washington on June 19, where they will be received by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

The statement said the foreign minister of Spain's new Socialist government, Josep Borrell, will also be on the trip. It gave no further details.

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