King Felipe and Queen Letizia today welcomed Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who is on an official visit to Spain.
Their Majesties officially welcomed Bachelet at the Royal Palace of El Pardo outside Madrid (which your blog host has visited).
El Pardo has long been in the Royal Palace collection, was General Franco’s former residence and is now official the official quarters for visiting heads of state.
After the welcome ceremony at El Pardo, Bachelet and Their Majesties met at the nearby Royal Palace of Zarzuela, within the Royal Family’s private compound.
Their Majesties have had a full agenda in recent days. This week Don Felipe stopped by Civil Guard installations at Torrejón Air Base.
Queen Letizia, meanwhile, made a short visit to Vienna to meet with local leaders and attend the opening of an exhibition of works by Spanish master Velázquez.
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia have also been at public events in recent days.