Monday, 22 September 2014

Lessons for Letizia

It's their debut on the American stage as monarchs and King Felipe and Queen Letizia have got straight down to business.  No sooner had they arrived in America than they were on engagements.

Queen Letizia takes her seat in class on a visit to New York
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Letizia began her American tour with a trip to the Two Bridges School in Harlem which teaches in both English and Spanish.  On her visit she met students and teachers and heard about their bilingual programmes.

Queen Letiza gets lots of smiles on her arrival in New York
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Meanwhile, King Felipe VI was at the Institute of International Education where he took part in an event for recipients of the Fulbright scholarships.  They have just been awarded the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Co-operation. 

King Felipe makes a speech during his visit to the Institute of International Education in New York

The royal couple are in New York for the Climate Summit 2014 and the opening of the General Debate of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.  King Felipe will address the UN as part of their visit.  The trips today were the beginning of three very big days for the newest king and consort in Europe and it all began with lessons for Letizia.

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