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Prince Charles and Queen Letizia of Spain to undertake joint engagement in London

The Prince of Wales will be joined by Queen Letizia of Spain in London next Wednesday as they undertake a rare joint engagement in London.

Her Majesty will join His Royal Highness at The National Gallery in London where they will attend Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light.

The Prince of Wales is Patron of the National Gallery and will join Queen Letizia in opening the first major exhibition in the United Kingdom for over a century of the artist known as Spain’s Impressionist, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida.

Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light will include portraits and genre scenes of Spanish life, as well as the landscapes, garden views, and beach scenes for which he is most renowned.

The display will feature sixty works spanning the artist’s career, including important masterpieces on loan from public and private collections in Europe and the United States.

This will be the first UK retrospective of the artist since 1908 when Sorolla himself mounted an exhibition at London’s Grafton Galleries, where he was promoted as The World’s Greatest Living Painter.

Queen Letizia previously visited the UK in July for a State Visit alongside her husband, King Felipe.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall also have experience of Spain. They last visited in an official capacity in 2011.

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