King To Leave Hospital Today, Prince Visits Mexico

Doctors have given King Juan Carlos the all-clear to leave the hospital today after recovering from hip surgery, one of several in recent years. His Majesty will be less visible in the coming days because of ongoing recovery.

Meanwhile, this weekend Prince Felipe traveled to Mexico to attend the installation ceremonies for the country’s new President Enrique Peña Nieto and meet with outgoing President Felipe Calderón.

The Prince of Asturias is, by Royal Decree, Spain’s official representative at the swearings-in of Ibero-American leaders.

Prince Felipe with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
Prince Felipe with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the ceremony.
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

While in Mexico, Prince Felipe also met with local leaders and inaugurated a branch of the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón at Mexico’s Universidad Autónoma.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
A plaque marking Prince Felipe’s visit.
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

The foundation has several branches around the world. It honors well known Spanish scholars and is dedicated ti study and research in the field of humanities.

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