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Mr Green responded: 'I am happy to assure my honourable friend that the Government's position on Gibraltar is that the primacy of the wishes of its inhabitants, which are overwhelmingly to stay British, will be respected'.

Spain has long disputed the status of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, but British Prime Minister Theresa May has previously insisted that its future will not be up for discussion during Brexit talks with the EU.

Get HELLO! Canada, PEOPLE, Vanity Fair and over 100 more of the world's best magazines for one low monthly price at Texture by Next Issue. Spain ceded Gibraltar in perpetuity in 1713.

The vast majority of Gibraltarians voted to remain, fearing a loss of access to the EU if there was a vote for Brexit.

Today the PM welcomed King Felipe to Number 10, and hailed the "deep and solid" ties between Britain and Spain as millions of pounds of business investment from the country is announced.

Born Letizia Rocasolano to middle class parents, she grew up in Oviedo in the Principality of Asturias in north-west Spain.

King Felipe will lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior and the prince will join them on a short tour of the abbey, including the Tomb of Eleanor "Leonor" of Castile - the 13th-Century Spanish princess who married Edward I.

"Those citizens have a legitimate expectation of decent and stable living conditions for themselves and their families", he said.

Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to attend the event.

While Kate must bow to blood princesses, the Countess of Wessex, Sophie, must curtsy to Kate, even when William is not with her.

The Spanish royals also signed the visitors' book.

Fabian Picardo, the chief minister of Gibraltar, gave the comments a guarded response, telling Sky News: "What the King has said really harks back to a time when the governments in Madrid and London might make decisions over the heads of the people of Gibraltar".

"But the strength of our friendship has bred a resilient spirit of cooperation and goodwill".

Although Article 50, launching the Brexit procedure, is yet to be triggered, Gibraltar has already embarked on an effort to convince the EU that the territory needs a special arrangement in the EU-UK divorce deal.