Data News Weekly Staff Report
Mayor LaToya Cantrell will welcome the arrival of the King and Queen of Spain to the City of New Orleans next week. The upcoming visit coincides with the City’s year-long Tricentennial celebration. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will arrive on June 14 and depart on June 16. Their majesties will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation and several members of the Spanish press.
During the visit, the King and Queen will tour three historic sites, attend major art exhibits and dine as guests of honor at several official dining events, with meals prepared by prominent local chefs.
“It is an honor and a true privilege to welcome King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to New Orleans at this historic moment for our City,” said Mayor Cantrell. “The King and Queen are reshaping what it means to lead in this new century, and as we mark our Tricentennial, we are proud to embrace and to celebrate all the rich cultural traditions that make up our 300-year history — including the many positive contributions of Spanish culture and the Spanish-speaking people. We look forward to hosting the King and Queen, and to a weekend of wonderful events.”
The King and Queen are embarking on a three-city tour in the United States that also includes Washington, D.C., and San Antonio.