Spain's Queen Sofia (4 May)
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Spain's Queen cancels Jubilee visit over Gibraltar dispute

Queen Sofia of Spain has cancelled a visit to the UK to mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee because of disputes over Gibraltar.

A Spanish government statement said it was "hardly appropriate" for Queen Sofia, 73, to attend a lunch on Friday.

The UK and Spain have been in dispute over fishing rights off Gibraltar, a UK territory which Spain also claims.

The BBC's Tom Burridge reports.

  • 17 May 2012
  • From the section Europe
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