King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visit the Pope

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03 July 2014

Newly crowned King Felipe VI has visited the Pope in his first royal oversees engagement since being sworn in as Spain's monarch last month.

Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have visited the Pope.

The newly crowned monarch and his wife visited the head of the Catholic Church in their first oversees engagement since Felipe was proclaimed King last month, reports Hello magazine. The royal pair were greeted by the head of the papal household on Friday and spent the morning with Pope Francis before attending a meeting with the Secretary of the Vatican State, Pietro Parolin, and flying back to Madrid. It isn't the first time, King Felipe, 46 and Letizia, 41, have met the Catholic leader. The pair were also welcomed at the papal inauguration in March last year, during which the Pope had asked after Felipe's father, Spain's former King Juan Carlos, who was recovering from an operation.

'Letizia kept her outfit for the meeting in keeping with strict Vatican protocol'

Felipe replied at the time: "He's getting better, little by little."

Meanwhile, Queen Letizia kept her outfit for the meeting in keeping with strict Vatican protocol known as 'Privilege du blanc' which permits female catholic monarchs and the wives of catholic monarchs to wear white in front of the Pope instead of black.

She wore a cream skirt and jacket, paired with a white clutch, nude wedges and pearl drop earrings.

The newly anointed monarch was officially proclaimed king on June 19 this year after his father Juan Carlos ended his reign in a ceremony at Madrid's Royal Palace at midnight.

-Bang Showbiz

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