King Meets With Separatist Leader

King Felipe met briefly with Catalan President Artur Mas since the Autonomous Community’s recent elections, in which Mas was helping lead a pro-independence ticket.

Dignitaries welcome King Felipe to the Iberoamerican Forum summit in Barcelona. Mas is to the right. © ​Casa de S.M. el Rey
Dignitaries welcome King Felipe to the Iberoamerican Forum summit in Barcelona. Mas is to the right. © ​Casa de S.M. el Rey

His Majesty was attending an Iberoamerican Forum summit in Barcelona when he shoot hands with Mas, along with other dignitaries.

The King has worked to portray normal relations between the Crown and Catalan leaders, even amid their threats of secession.

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