Arriving in Madrid on Wednesday at midday accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans, the Dutch royals were flown in by none other than Willem-Alexander himself (the royal holds a military pilot's license).
Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain greeted them upon their arrival at the air base, closely following protocol – Princess Letizia curtsied to Maxima – but soon after the royals warmly embraced one another.
The rest of the Spanish royal family, including King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia and Princess Elena, waited for them on the steps of the royal palace.
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