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King Felipe VI of Spain steps up diplomacy on royal visit to France

King Felipe VI of Spain steps up diplomacy on royal visit to France
French President Francois Hollande, left, sees eye-to-eye with Spain's King Felipe VI, who visited Paris on Tuesday with Queen Letizia. (Antoine Antoniol / Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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