The city of Rabat, where the Moroccan royal family is based, has been adorned with Spanish and Moroccan flags waving one next to the other.
Rabat – Wednesday marked a historic visit of the Spanish royal family. At about 6 p.m. local time the Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia landed in the Rabat-Sale international airport.
Upon their arrival, King Mohammed VI received the Spanish royal family as he was accompanied by his brother Prince Moulay Rachid, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan.
Moroccan royal princesses, including the King’s daughter Lalla Khadija also received the Spanish King and Queen Letizia at the airport.
After greetings, both royal families headed to the Moroccan royal palace in Rabat, where a welcoming ceremony took place.
After arriving in the palace, the royal families gathered in a red carpet salon with the Spanish and Moroccan flags behind the two sovereigns.
On Wednesday evening, King Mohammed VI received the Spanish King and his wife at his office in the presence of the Spanish minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell Fontelles, head of the Royal household of the Spanish King Jaime Alfonsin Alfonso and Spain’s Ambassador to Morocco Ricardo Diez Hochleitner Rodriquez.
King Mohammed VI’s advisors Omar Azzimane and Fouad Ali El Himma, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and the Moroccan Ambassador to Spain, Karima Benyaich also attended the meeting.
King Mohammed VI and King Felipe VI also chaired a ceremony of the signing of 11 agreements, which seek to strengthen the diplomatic ties on several areas, including security and culture.
Later, King Mohammed VI hosted a special dinner in honor of the Spanish royal family.
Queen Letizia stunned the attendees with a white glittering dress inspired by the Moroccan caftans.
With the King in a blue suit and a red fuschia tie and the Queen in a white sparkly dress, the Spanish couple could not be more classy.
King Mohammed VI wore a yellow Djellaba with a blue watery sfifa and classy beige shoes.
Morocco’s Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan also wore a yellow Djellab and a white selham or cape.
Moroccan princesses also wore colorful and luxurious caftans.
Thursday’s royal activities
In their second official visit in Morocco, Queen Letizia and King Felipe visited the Mohammed V Mausoleum in Rabat, where they observed a minute of silence at the graves of the late Kings Mohammed V and Hassan II.
Spanish King was also received by Morocco’s Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani on Thursday.
After the meeting El Othmani said that the emphasis had been placed on the development of bilateral relations, noting that the visit of the Spanish Sovereign would give a strong boost to Moroccan-Spanish cooperation, especially since eleven agreements had been signed the previous day.
Queen Letizia also accompanied Moroccan Princess Lalla Meryem, Chairwoman of the National Observatory of the Child’s Rights to the Second Chance School in Sale, which is considered as a lever for inclusion and social justice for equitable development.