King, Prime Minister Meet In Mallorca

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with King Felipe at Marivent Palace in Mallorca today.

The premier has regular meetings with the King, including during the Royal Family’s public vacation in the Mediterranean island.

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Spanish Royal Household

The King and prime minister likely discussed the ongoing political impasse keeping Spain’s main parties from forming a government.

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King Hopes To Avoid New Elections As Royals Vacation In Mallorca

King Felipe told media outlets he hopes political parties can form a government and the country can avoid new elections.

His Majesty made the comments to media outlets following his public vacation in the Balearic Island of Mallorca.

Over the weekend, the King presided over the awards ceremony of the King’s Cup regatta.

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Spanish Royal Household

The King also met with local officials, including Balearic Islands President Francina Armengol.

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Spanish Royal Household

Members of the Spanish Royal Family stay at the Marivent Palace in Mallorca but hold public audiences at the Almudaina Palace.

King Mourns Tunisian President

King Felipe traveled to Tunisia briefly late last month to mourn the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi.

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King Felipe with French President Emmanuel Macron and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Spanish Royal Household

His Majesty met with local leaders and heads of state from around the region for the ceremonies.

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Spain works to keep close ties with North African countries near its territory, including Tunisia and Morocco.

King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia Together In Mallorca

King Juan Carlos, who has retired from public life, reappeared this weekend at the Rafa Nadal Academy in the Balearic Island of Mallorca.

King Felipe’s mother and father are fans of the tennis star and are only occasionally seen together.

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Rafa Nadal Academy via Twitter

Queen Sofia retains her agenda for the Royal Household, which did not release a formal announcement of this visit.

King Reviews Push To Form New Government

King Felipe will not hold a new round of meetings with political leaders following the Socialists failure — so far — to form a new government.

Don Felipe met last week with Congress President Meritxell Batet at his office in Zarzuela Palace to get an update.

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Spanish Royal Household

The King tasked the Socialists, the winners of the last general elations, with forming a government. If they are unable to do so, new elections may be called.

Court Scraps Resolution Against King

Spain’s Constitutional Court last week scrapped a resolution against King Felipe from Catalan parliamentarians.

Last year pro-independence and republican parties joined in calling the monarchy outdated.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia. Spanish Royal Household

The Constitutional Court said such a resolution was outside the jurisdiction of the Catalan Parliament under the Spanish Constitution and the Statute of Autonomy.

King Travels To Panama

King Felipe traveled to Panama at the end of June to attend the new president’s inauguration and celebrate Panama City’s 500th anniversary.

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Spanish Royal Household

Panamanian officials unveiled a monument in Old Panama City in honor of His Majesty’s visit.

The King met with the country’s outgoing leader, Juan Carlos Varela, and the new president, Laurentino Cortizo.

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Spanish Royal Household

As prince, King Felipe used to visit Latin America often, a role that then fell on his father. But King Juan Carlos recently announced his retirement from public life.