First Days On The Job For King, Queen

King Felipe began his reign last Friday, one day after his proclamation, with a meeting at Zarzuela Palace with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Regular meetings between the Monarch and the head of government are a common part of Spanish political life.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

He then presided over a gathering to honor victims of terrorism.

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Yesterday Queen Letizia attended an exposition at El Prado Museum in Madrid.

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Meeting with gay rights groups

Their Majesties made the most news today when they met with numerous representatives of Spanish civil society groups, including gay rights organizations.

Gathering at El Pardo Palace.
Gathering at El Pardo Palace.

Media reports say it is the first meeting between Spanish Monarchs and gay rights advocates. The country is known as one of the world’s most liberal on the issue.

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