King Felipe and Queen Letizia were at the Royal Theater in Madrid this evening to help open the new opera season.
In recent years, Queen Letizia’s birthday coincided with their visit to the opera, so the audience celebrated with the royals. Her Majesty turned 46 last week.
King Felipe made another trip to Barcelona this week amid rejection from Catalan authorities.
His Majesty dropped by the Gastech 2018 natural gas conference in the city on Monday.
Catalan separatist authorities once again boycotted the King’s visit to protest his vocal support for Spanish unity.
King Felipe this week opened the judicial year at the Palace of Justice in Madrid, headquarters for the Spanish Supreme Court.
The event, while routine, was notable because Spanish prosecutors and the judicial branch are pursuing Catalan separatists.
And His Majesty opened the judicial year ahead of the so-called Diada, Catalonia’s national day.
The King is scheduled to visit Catalonia next week, part of his continued effort to be present in the region.
Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, marked another milestone as heir to the Spanish throne this weekend.
Her Royal Highness, along with her parents, attended a series of ceremonies in the historic community of Covadonga, Asturias.
The royals celebrated the founding of the old Kingdom of Asturias and the anniversary of the canonical coronation of the Virgin of Covadonga.
The royals also visited a national park in Asturias.
Even though Princess Leonor did not deliver remarks, the trip was billed as part of her journey toward representing the Royal Family and eventually becoming queen.
Recently King Felipe inducted her into the Order of the Golden Fleece. She also has her own standard.
Asturias is often called the birthplace of modern Spain. Christian rulers in the area launched the reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula from Islamic rule.
Members of the Spanish Royal Family have retaken their official agenda after the August vacation.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia have held several audiences and a trip to an agricultural fair in Salamanca.
Members of the family had a public vacation in Mallorca, followed by more private rest later in the month.