King Gets Game Of Thrones Box Set

It was the gift heard around the world.

Spanish MEP Pablo Iglesias, the head of populist-leftist party Podemos, broke with protocol today when he handed King Felipe a box set of the hit show Game of Thrones.

His Majesty was visiting European institutions in Brussels, and met with a number of Spanish representattives there.

European Parliament President Martin Schulz welcomes King Felipe.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz welcomes King Felipe. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

Iglesias, an anti-establishment, anti-austerity leader, said the King should watch the show to get clues on the state of Spanish politics.

The King, according to media outlets, said he had yet to watch the show and appeared amused by the gift.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey
Iglesias is to the King’s left, in an untucked shirt. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

Also this week, the King spoke at a meeting of the World Travel and Tourism Council in Madrid.

Queen Letizia headed a meeting on rare diseases in Barcelona, one of her interests, and visited the Artillery Academy in Segovia.

Queen Letizia meeting Segovia residents. © Casa de S.M. el Rey
Queen Letizia meeting Segovia residents. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

And King Juan Carlos presided over a summit on Latin American issues at Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey
© Casa de S.M. el Rey
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