King Felipe welcomed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Zarzuela Palace Monday.
Kerry was on a brief official visit to Spain following an agreement over U.S. troop presence there.
Spain and the U.S. also penned a deal to clean up pollution stemming from an accident involving nuclear weapons during the 1960’s.
The Secretary of State was scheduled to be in Madrid earlier this year but suffered a cycling accident in France.
Members of the Royal Family have had a busy several weeks. Also on Monday, King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a gathering of the Cervantes Institute leadership and Ibero-American ambassadors at El Pardo Palace.
King Juan Carlos helped open a contemporary art exhibit at the Madrid Royal Palace.
And last week King Felipe visited the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences to open the course year for the Royal Academies.
Queen Letizia presided over events dealing with nutrition and journalism in recent days.
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia presided today over the funeral of Infante Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.
Don Carlos, head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and King Juan Carlos’ cousin, now rests at the Royal Pantheon at the Royal Site of San Lorenzo del Escorial.
Numerous members of the extended Spanish Royal Family and related European nobility wer at the centuries-old site.
It was the first time in months than King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia are seen together. Media reports indicate he has taken back to sailing, buying an antique craft in Finland.
Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina were also at the funeral. The latter will be in court in the coming months, accused of cooperating with her husband in a corruption scheme. Both have denied wrongdoing.
King Felipe touted Spain’s constitutional “grand pact” of national unity amid separatist sentiments in Catalonia.
Don Felipe said the Spanish constitution is a “grand pact that defends, preserves and embraces the rights and liberties of citizens.”
The King also said the 1978 document “defends the communities of Spain in the exercise of its diverse cultures and traditions, languages and institutions, and consecrates the liberty, justice, equality and political pluralism as essential values of our coexistence.”
His Majesty also spoke about Spain’s commitment to European integration and said he felt “profoundly European.”
King Felipe also met with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who have expressed solidarity with a united Spain and suggested opposition to Catalan nationalism.
Several anti-monarchist European Parliament members held signs and republican flags during His Majesty’s speech.