Queen Letizia & King Felipe Host Lunch For Chilean President Sebastián Piñera — See Photos

spanish royals queen letizia and king felipe host lunch for sebastian pinera chilean president
Source: MEGA

Sep. 7 2021, Published 1:46 p.m. ET

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Back to their royal duties! Queen Letizia of Spain and her husband, King Felipe VI, hosted a lunch for the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, who is in town, as he is visiting several European countries.

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During the event, which took place on Tuesday, September 7, the couple posed with Piñera.

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Scroll through the gallery below to see more photos from their outing!

spanish royals queen letizia and king felipe host lunch for sebastian pinera chilean president
Source: MEGA

Due to the coronavirus still wreaking havoc on the world, the royal pair wore face masks and were socially distant from others.

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spanish royals queen letizia and king felipe host lunch for sebastian pinera chilean president
Source: MEGA

Simply gorgeous! The brunette beauty donned a patterned white dress, which she paired with white heels. The frock apparently belonged to her mother-in-law and was first worn by Queen Sofía in Rome in 1981.

spanish royals queen letizia and king felipe host lunch for sebastian pinera chilean president
Source: MEGA

"The King has addressed the President of the Republic of Chile, @sebastianpinera, during lunch in his honor. In his speech, he highlighted the friendship that unites Spain and Chile and the constant progress of relations between the two in all fields," a message read on Twitter.

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spanish royals queen letizia and king felipe host lunch for sebastian pinera chilean president
Source: MEGA

"This official visit represents a particularly pleasant occasion for us, as it reflects the bonds of brotherhood that, for centuries, have closely linked our two nations. It is a visit that takes place when the end of his second term at the head of the highest magistracy of his country is near, which is why, in addition, we want to convey our appreciation for his work and for his permanent commitment to the welfare of his people," Felipe, who wore a dark striped suit, said.

spanish royals queen letizia and king felipe host lunch for sebastian pinera chilean president
Source: MEGA

"Mr. President, you preside over a great country that looks to the Pacific, but finds many of its cultural roots in the Atlantic. Chile and Spain have proven, over the years, even more than two countries linked by deep historical, cultural and linguistic ties. As I have had the opportunity to point out on other occasions, the American is undoubtedly an essential element of our identity as a nation. This is the only way to explain why we Spaniards define ourselves, not only as Europeans, but also as Ibero-Americans," he continued.

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spanish royals queen letizia and king felipe host lunch for sebastian pinera chilean president
Source: MEGA

"The Official Visit of the President of the Republic of Chile is part of his European tour, with which he plans to advance in matters of economic agreements in the EU, as well as to deepen and strengthen bilateral relations with the states he visits," another caption read on social media.

spanish royals queen letizia and king felipe host lunch for sebastian pinera chilean president
Source: MEGA

"They attend the lunch in honor of the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, the President of the Government, Spanish authorities, institutions, companies, foundations and other societies, universities and representatives of civil society," a statement said.

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