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Buckingham Palace says Spanish royals to visit in June

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, Spain's King Felipe VI, left, and Queen Letizia review troops during the annual Pascua Militar Epiphany ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain. Spain’s royals will pay a state visit to Britain in June, the Buckingham Palace said in a statement Friday, March 10, 2017, an announcement that effectively pushes back U.S. President Donald Trump’s state visit to autumn at the earliest. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, Spain's King Felipe VI, left, and Queen Letizia review troops during the annual Pascua Militar Epiphany ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain. Spain’s royals will pay a state visit to Britain in June, the Buckingham Palace said in a statement Friday, March 10, 2017, an announcement that effectively pushes back U.S. President Donald Trump’s state visit to autumn at the earliest. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)  (The Associated Press)

Buckingham Palace says King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain will pay a state visit to Britain in June.

The palace said in a statement Friday that the Spanish royals accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II. They will stay at Buckingham Palace.

The visit all but rules out the possibility that U.S. President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the U.K. in June, as had been speculated.

The last state visit from Spain was that of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia in 1986. Britain's queen and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a state visit to Spain in 1988.