King & Queen of Spain’s US Tour: First stop, Washington D.C.

Spanish Royals in Washington DC

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are currently on a US tour. They kicked it off with a visit to Capital Hill.

Bienvenido to America!

Washington, D.C., is getting the royal treatment this week as the city plays host to Queen Letiziaand King Felipe of Spain.

The glamorous couple – who rose to the throne after Felipe’s father, King Juan Carlos, abdicated in 2014 – are on a four-day tour of the U.S., starting in the nation’s capital.

For their first official visit to the U.S. as king and queen, the Spanish royals took care to start off with spots that held a significance for their homeland. They requested that their first visit be to George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, “to highlight the long-standing historic relations between our two countries,” said Ramón Gil-Casares, Spanish Ambassador to the United States. (People magazine.)

You can see more photos from their time in Washington, D.C. here.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s Family Vacationing in Palma de Mallorca

Spanish Royals pose for photographers at Marivent Palace1 2 3 4 6 7 King Felipe, Queen Letizia, and their daughters Leonor, Princess of Asturias, and Infanta Sofia are currently on vacation in Palma de Mallorca. They posed for photographers on the steps of Marvient Palace — then, they met and thanked the press.

I cannot get over how PR savvy and respectful they seem to be with the media. I suspect Queen Letizia’s background in journalism has something to do with it, or they simply respect the people that keep them relevant. Other royals could take note…