King Juan Carlos met with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa at Zarzuela Palace this week.
Correa was in Spain to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Barcelona.
The Spanish Royal Family makes it a point to maintain good relations with Latin American leaders.
Earlier this week, as expected, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia awarded the Cervantes prize to Elena Poniatowska.
King Juan Carlos this week also attended a soccer game between Real Madrid and FC Bayern Munchen.
Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia went to another game between Atlético Madrid and Chelsea.