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Spain's Royal Family Is In Britain For Tense Post-Referendum Visit — Brexit

Spain's Royal Family Is In Britain For Tense Post-Referendum Visit — Brexit

Unlike Britain, Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly to stay in the European Union in last year's referendum, and it depends on an open border with Spain for its workforce and trade.

The royals stood together as they were greeted at the Abbey and told that the unnamed solider was brought from the graves in the battlefield of northern France in 1920, according to PEOPLE.

Gibraltar's Chief Administrator Fabian Picardo reacted angrily to Felipe's speech, saying it should be up to the people of Gibraltar to determine their own fate, rather than it being decided by the governments in London and Madrid.

King Felipe VI of Spain inspects a guard of honour during a Ceremonial Welcome on Horse Guards Parade in London.

"I am confident that through the necessary dialogue and effort our two governments will be able to work... towards arrangements that are acceptable to all involved", he said. "The important thing is to talk about the practical issues and interests we all have in common". But it now looks like the British family has some royal company from Spain.

"Would he ask my right honourable friend the Prime Minister to remind the King of Spain that Gibraltar is British and their sovereignty will remain paramount".

The event was Prince Harry's first official duty as part of a state visit.

He said those citizens have a "legitimate expectation of decent and stable living conditions", amid criticism from Brussels of the offer made by Mrs May.

Conservative MPs had threatened to walk out of the speech if the monarch laid claim to the territory during his speech, but his considered remarks did not see this happen.

The Duke of York, Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were also among the guests. "And that deal must also work for Gibraltar".

Felipe will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday where the subject of Gibraltar could be raised again. The UK is the number one destination for overseas Spanish investment, reaching an accumulated 82.5bn euros by the end of 2015.

Felipe at 6ft 5in towered over the Queen and he kissed his distant relative on the cheek and hand when they met.

Princess Anne showed Queen Letizia of Spain the way.

He attended the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday night as well, seated next to Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley. The royal visit will last three days.

At the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.