Controversy over Jubilee lunch

The Queen shook the hand of the King of Bahrain at her Jubilee lunch for foreign monarchs at Windsor Castle. His invitation attracted criticism because of alleged human rights abuses in Bahrain.

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Spain not to attend Queen's Jubilee lunch

El Pais newspaper in Spain said the snub was in response to a forthcoming trip to Gibraltar by Prince Edward. Earlier this year Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy raised Madrid's long-standing demand for the return of Gibraltar during talks with David Cameron.

But Mr Cameron told him that there was no change in the UK's position that the Mediterranean outpost should remain British. Buckingham Palace has not published a list of invitees to the lunch and a spokesman has declined to comment

Spain's Queen Sofia not to attend Jubilee lunch

El Pais newspaper in Spain said the snub was in response to a forthcoming trip to Gibraltar by Prince Edward. Earlier this year Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy raised Madrid's long-standing demand for the return of Gibraltar during talks with David Cameron

But Mr Cameron told him that there was no change in the UK's position that the Mediterranean outpost should remain British. Buckingham Palace has not published a list of invitees to the lunch and a spokesman declined to comment

Queen Sofia of Spain
Queen Sofia of Spain Credit: REUTERS

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