King Felipe VI of Spain is one tall dude.
Fortunately for world diplomacy — which isn't in great shape these days — the newly crowned monarch already knows how to work it when he and Queen Letizia are visiting a foreign head of state, as happened Tuesday in France.
Rather than setting himself up to bow to President Francois Hollande outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, the 6-foot-6 Felipe positioned himself a couple of steps down from his 5-foot-9 host.
Voila! Eye to eye!
Plus a little trompe l'oiel: The queen wasn't actually rocking any bare midriff during the official day visit. Rather, that's just the nude waistband on her Felipe Varela frock.