Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia confirm their attendance at the Dutch inauguration

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain have confirmed that they will attend the Dutch inauguration ceremony at the end of the month.

Felipe, 45, and his wife Letizia, 40, will journey to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam  to see Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima become King and Queen of the Netherlands on 30 April.

Willem-Alexander and Maxima joined the Spanish heirs in Rome last month for Pope Francis I”s inaugural mass. In-keeping with Vatican protocol, Maxima and Letizia looked striking in demure outfits and distinctive lace veils as they chatted to each other at the open air mass.

Felipe and Letizia, who will one day ascend to the Spanish throne, are close to their other European counterparts and recently joining them in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn.

Willem-Alexander and Maxima invited their fellow royal heirs to Het Oude Loo, a former hunting lodge, to spend time together. Dressed-down in their more casual attire Princess Mary of Denmark, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Prince Guillaume and Stephanie Luxembourg, Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden and Prince Haakon of Norway posed for a rare photograph together.