The Spanish royal family, headed by King Juan Carlos (second from right), pose with Dominican President Leonel Fernández  and his wife Margarita Cedeño on May 18, 2009 (click photo for larger view).

The Spanish Royals welcomed the President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez to the Zarzuela Palace today, May 18, 2009.

President Fernandez is in Spain for a five-day state visit. Part of his agenda involved seeking Spanish investors in his country. King Juan Carlos received him for a private meeting, before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace attended by the Spanish royal family.

Blue was the color of the day for the royal ladies. Queen Sofia’s choice was a light blue gown with detail on the lower portion of the skirt. Crown Princess Letizia was decidedly modern and young in a royal blue tube gown with an asymmetric strap. It’s nice to see the princess keep royal fashion in step with the times.

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