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Queen Sofia of Spain snubs Queen Elizabeth II in diplomatic spat over Gibraltar

LONDON -- Queen Sofia of Spain has reportedly decided not to attend a lunch celebrating Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee on Friday because of a diplomatic spat over Gibraltar.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy earlier this year raised Madrid's long-standing demand for the return of Gibraltar -- a British territory on the Mediterranean Sea -- during talks with U.K. counterpart David Cameron.

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According to El Pais newspaper, Queen Sofia's snub was in response to a scheduled trip to Gibraltar by Prince Edward.

Celebrations marking Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne will culminate with a four-day long weekend from June 2 - 5.

Read more on this story from Britain's ITV News.

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