The state visit of King Felipe and Queen Letizia to Denmark continues with an intense agenda that combines cultural events, business meetings, and institutional visits.
After the lavish gala dinner on the first evening, Monday’s day focused on strengthening economic and cultural ties between Spain and the Nordic country.
Second day of the King and Queen of Spain in Denmark
One of the first engagements of the day was King Felipe’s participation in a business round table with Crown Prince Frederick.
There, the Spanish monarch spoke with representatives of the employers’ associations of both countries on how to strengthen trade and investment relations between Denmark and Spain.
Later, the Spanish royal couple made a floral tribute together with Frederick and Mary at the Citadel of Copenhagen, specifically at the monument to Denmark’s international effort. An emotional tribute in which the Danish national anthem was played.
After that, the King and Queen went to the Copenhagen City Hall, where they were received by the Mayoress Sophie Hæstorp Andersen before going to the University of the capital.
There they were able to admire the Book of Epitomes, a 17th-century copy recently rediscovered among the institution’s collections. It is a jewel containing summaries of ancient books and is being researched by Spanish and Danish scholars.
The King and Queen also spoke with experts in Hispanic studies about the rise of Spanish in Denmark, whose demand is growing compared to other foreign languages.
The promotion of the language is a priority of Spanish cultural action in the Nordic country.
While the King and Queen visited the University, Queen Margrethe II joined a working lunch offered to Felipe VI to strengthen economic ties.
For her part, Letizia and Mary toured the facilities of the future Mary Elizabeth Children’s Hospital, which will open in 2026 and will be a pioneer in Denmark in its pediatric specialization.
In short, this second day of the royal visit has been marked by culture and economy, with activities that seek to strengthen the historical ties between Spain and Denmark.