King Felipe and other members of the Spanish Royal Family are going about their agenda this week amid a constitutional crisis.
Spanish police detained several pro-independence politicians in Catalonia today and moved to take over some of that region’s autonomy.
The King, who has spoken against separatism, greeted new ambassadors at the Royal Palace in Madrid today.
Earlier this week, Queen Letizia was in the Canary Islands visiting a school and Queen Sofia in Portugal for a summit on Alzheimer’s disease.
Su Majestad la Reina Doña Sofía durante su intervención
The King this week was also at the opening of the new Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.
The King is no doubt staying in touch with government leaders amid the crisis in Catalonia.
King Felipe once again used his bully pulpit to address the crisis in Catalonia, where pro-independence parties are looking to force a referendum on independence.
The King, during remarks in recent days at an awards ceremony related to culture, spoke about Spain’s “constitutional democracy” and national “coexistence.”
Don Felipe said the Spanish Constitution would prevail as the guarantor of liberty and progress, and against those who seek to break it.
The King often addresses the Catalan question in indirect terms, trying to stay above politics.
Members of the Spanish Royal Family have launched their fall agenda following the summer vacation.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia have opened the season with numerous audiences and events.
Earlier this month the King went to the Palace of Justice in Madrid to open 2017-2018 judicial year.
Their Majesties have several more audiences in the coming days, including a ceremony to open the university school year.