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King and Queen of Spain make visit to Flagler campus

Oct 1, 2015

Flagler College hosted royalty when Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited the college in September as part of the United States-Spain Council Annual Forum that was being held in St. Augustine.

Their Majesties were featured guests at a private luncheon hosted by President William T. Abare, Jr., and then attended an exclusive invitation-only Council dinner in the college’s historic Dining Hall. The dinner included Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Chairman of the U.S.-Spain Council, and nearly 300 national and international guests, including elected officials, ambassadors, diplomats, corporate executives, business leaders and university presidents.

The United States-Spain Council is an organization of U.S. and Spanish corporate leaders, top government officials and leaders in education and culture who promote stronger ties between the two countries. The forum coincides with the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine by Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menendez.

King Felipe VI succeeded to the throne in 2014 following the abdication by his father, King Juan Carlos I.

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