TRH Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia of Spain attended the opening of the AVE high speed train in Madrid this morning.
The Crown Princely couple along with dignitaries, which included the Minister for Development, José Blanco, the President of Congress, José Bono, and the President of the Madrid region, Esperanza Aguirre, and the Madrid Mayor, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, listened to speeches whilst at the Madrid station prior to boarding the train.
According to the site, Typically Spanish:
The line is part of the new link to the Levante coast, which will be officially opened as far as Valencia this coming Saturday, when it will be up to King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía to make the trip.
Prince Felipe said that high speed trains had ‘given us international prestige, and strengthened the image of the Spain brand in a lasting way’.
Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia also had the chance to visit the control center (the driving thingy) within the high speed train as well as spending time with various attendees at the event.
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Source: www.typicallyspanish.com and Photos courtesy of Ministerio de Fomento.