Spanish royal couple to visit Calif. tech firms

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 14, 2013 at 10:28 am •  Published: November 14, 2013
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PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The heir to the Spanish throne and his wife were in Northern California, where they planned to promote Spanish businesses to Silicon Valley investors and visit technology companies.

Prince Felipe de Borbon and Princess Letizia were scheduled to hold an economic workshop at Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto on Thursday morning after having breakfast with technology company representatives, according to the Embassy of Spain.

The couple were expected to later visit Stanford University before attending the launch of a Google Maps project about Spanish discoveries.

The prince and princess were in California on the 300th anniversary of Franciscan monk Junipero Serra's birth. Serra founded the mission system in California.

They also planned to visit the Los Angeles area, where the embassy said they would tour Spanish health care company Grifols and attend an inaugural dinner of the U.S.-Spain Council Forum.

The couple were then scheduled to head to Florida, which was explored by Spaniard Ponce De Leon in 1513.

Their itinerary there included a visit with the governor and a book fair in Miami.