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Re: King Felipe and King Charles
Ah, of course -- I forgot about Gibraltar.
Very interesting about the state visit. I presume that, when such an invitation is issued by one monarch to another, the arrangements have already been negotiated and confirmed by the respective countries' foreign ministries? In other words, we definitely have such a state visit to look forward to. It's been quite a while since the 1988 visit of Elizabeth II, and rather surprising that that was the only one she made to Spain.
I'm guessing the Gibraltar issue has been the main reason for the previous lack of state visits between the two countries.