King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited Belgium’s embassy in Madrid to sign the condolence book for the victims of this week’s terror attacks.
Their Majesties wrote: “Belgium’s pain is today Spain’s pain. The pain in Brussels is the pain of all of Europe. Our unity is also our strength against aggression, for liberty and our peaceful coexistence.”
In recent days the King and Queen attended a concert to honor victims of terrorism in Spain. The country has a long history with the problem.
Earlier this week King Felipe visited a Civil Guard training academy in Madrid.
Last week the King and Queen both welcomed Portugal’s new President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa to the Madrid Royal Palace.
King Felipe had recently attended the inauguration ceremonies in Portugal.
King Felipe is staying out of the country’s ongoing political impasse, which could lead to new elections in the coming weeks.
The King has met with the leaders of different political parties following last year’s inconclusive elections.
His Majesty last month tapped Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez to form a government, after conservative Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was unable to cobble together a coalition. Sanchez also failed to gain enough votes in parliament.
The King could suggest another candidate. But media outlets say he’s staying above the fray, at least for now.
King Felipe met briefly with Catalonia’s new leaders, who are pushing for independence from Spain.
His Majesty gathered with new Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and Parliament President Carme Forcadell late last month at the Gran Liceo theater in Barcelona for the opening of this year’s Mobile World Congress.
The King has struggled to remain impartial amid several political crises in Spain.
Yet, he remains a symbol of the country’s unity and establishment amid separatist and anti-establishment rumblings.