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Prince Albert II of Monaco and King Felipe VI of Spain Paid Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II


King Felipe and prince Albert paid tribute to the Queen

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II by visiting the British embassy in Madrid. Clad in mourning attire, the Spanish royals signed a condolence book for the departed British monarch.

King Felipe VI, who is a blood relative of the Queen and Prince Philip, sent a poignant personal letter last year to Queen Elizabeth when the Duke of Edinburgh died, addressing the British Queen "Aunt Lilibet".

King Felipe VI of Spain paid tribute to the Queen
King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia in mourning clothes, visited the British embassy in Madrid
King Felipe VI of Spain paid tribute to the Queen

King Felipe VI of Spain paid tribute to the Queen

King Felipe VI of Spain paid tribute to the Queen
King Felipe VI of Spain signed the condolence book at British embassy in Madrid

The Spanish King and Queen looked somber as they arrived and left the British embassy in Madrid. They just attended the memorial service of his "Uncle Philip" in London in March this year.

King Felipe VI of Spain paid tribute to the Queen

King Felipe VI of Spain paid tribute to the Queen

King Felipe VI of Spain paid tribute to the Queen
Queen Letizia signed the condolence book at British embassy in Madrid

Prince Philip was the first cousin of King Felipe VI's maternal grandfather, King Paul of Greece, while Queen Elizabeth II was a third cousin to both his parents, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.

Spain's King and Queen made a state visit to the UK in 2017

In Monaco, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attended a church service at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Monaco in honor of the late British monarch.

In a rare photo shared with the public, the Monegasque royals were pictured sitting close to each other inside the church during the service. 

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene paid tribute to the Queen

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene paid tribute to the Queen

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene paid tribute to the Queen
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attended the church service at St. Paul's Anglican church in Monaco in honor of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Albert also attended the memorial service for Prince Philip in London in March this year together with other heads of states and extended royal family of Prince Philip from Germany, Romania, and Yugoslavia, in addition to members of the British royal family.

The ex-king of Greece, Constantine II, in his letter of condolence, expressed his devastation upon hearing the British monarch has died.

"We have been through so much together and I will never forget the love, tenderness, and support she showed me and my family. She will be greatly missed".

King Constantine II of Greece paid tribute to Queen
Constantine II of Greece, Queen Anne-Marie attended the Diamond Jubilee luncheon of the Queen in 2012. May 17, 2012 - Source: WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe

The former Greek king, whose father was a first cousin of Prince Philip, shared how Queen Elizabeth II had been so generous and kind to his family during the trying times of their lives. 

He was referring to the period he was forced to flee Greece with his family during the military coup that ousted him from the throne. They settled in Italy and later moved to the United Kingdom where they lived for the most part of their lives.

King Constantine II of Greece paid tribute to Queen
Constantine II of Greece and Queen Elizabeth II

King Constantine II is the closest cousin of the newly ascended British monarch, King Charles III, and he is one of the godparents of the new Prince of Wales. The Queen was a godmother to one of his children, Princess Theodora.

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