• Spain's Queen Letizia is visiting England
  • She met up with Prince Charles today
  • The royals exchanged cheek and hand kisses

There was a rare crossover between the British and Spanish royals today.

Spain's Queen Letizia is visiting England, and she was welcomed there by none other than Prince Charles. The two royals connected in Bishop Auckland, where they visited a new Spanish art gallery.

Royals: Queen Letizia and Prince Charles meet in England

Queen Letizia, 49, and Prince Charles, 73, first met up at Auckland Castle. The Prince and the Spanish queen exchanged cheek kisses, and he took her hand for another respectful kiss.

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Afterward, Prince Charles and Queen Letizia were on their way to The Spanish Gallery. Located in Bishop Auckland, it is the UK's first gallery devoted to the art, history and culture of Spain. It opened in October but got its official royal opening today.

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Queen Letizia and Prince Charles appeared impressed as they observed the works in the museum. They also met with excited royal fans after the gallery visit.

Queen Letizia is married to Spain's King Felipe. While Prince Charles is heir to the British throne at 73 years old, Letizia's 16-year-old daughter Leonor is Spain's heir presumptive.