On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Madrid, Spain for a one-day visit.

Once the reigning couple touched down at the airport they were greeted with open arms by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias as well as various Spanish officials.  Soon, the reigning  couple and their hosts were off to Palacio de la Zarzuela where Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain accompanied by Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain were waiting for the new king and queen of the Netherlands.

After a brief photo-op for the press Their Majesties were ushered into the palace where they attended a luncheon held in their honor and hosted by King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia.

Thereafter, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited the Congreso de los Diputados and met with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mr. Mariano Rajoy, at Palacio de la Moncloa according to RVD.