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Tag: Spain King Felipe visit UK

  • Friday, July 14th 2017 - 06:47 UTC

    Queen admits close allies UK and Spain “did not always see eye to eye” (Gibraltar)

    “With such a remarkable shared history, it is inevitable that there are matters on which we have not always seen eye to eye”, said the Queen

    The Queen appears to have acknowledged the thorny issue of Gibraltar in a speech at the King of Spain’s state banquet. In what is likely to be interpreted as a reference to the dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar’s sovereignty, the Queen said the two countries did not always see “eye to eye”.

  • Friday, July 14th 2017 - 05:37 UTC

    Theresa May and King of Spain discuss Brexit; Gibraltar “didn't come up”

    PM May hosted the monarch for talks at Downing Street also attended by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Business Secretary Greg Clark.

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May did not raise the issue of Gibraltar’s sovereignty during her meeting with the king of Spain despite the two countries not seeing “eye to eye” on the issue, Downing Street said on Thursday. A Number 10 spokeswoman said the Gibraltar “didn’t come up” and insisted Spain is “well aware” of Britain’s position that the Rock’s future is not up for discussion.

  • Wednesday, July 12th 2017 - 21:55 UTC

    Gibraltar flag on display outside of Parliament as Spanish King begins London visit

    Flags of the OT and dependencies are regularly raised outside Parliament for state occasions such as the King’s visit

    A flag of Gibraltar (and Falkland Islands) was on display outside the Houses of Parliament as King Felipe of Spain arrived in London for his state visit. The red-and-white banner, bearing a red castle and golden key, was placed at the centre of a row of flags of the British overseas territories and dependencies in Parliament Square.