King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia Together In Mallorca

King Juan Carlos, who has retired from public life, reappeared this weekend at the Rafa Nadal Academy in the Balearic Island of Mallorca.

King Felipe’s mother and father are fans of the tennis star and are only occasionally seen together.

Rafa Nadal Academy via Twitter

Queen Sofia retains her agenda for the Royal Household, which did not release a formal announcement of this visit.


King Reviews Push To Form New Government

King Felipe will not hold a new round of meetings with political leaders following the Socialists failure — so far — to form a new government.

Don Felipe met last week with Congress President Meritxell Batet at his office in Zarzuela Palace to get an update.

Spanish Royal Household

The King tasked the Socialists, the winners of the last general elations, with forming a government. If they are unable to do so, new elections may be called.

Court Scraps Resolution Against King

Spain’s Constitutional Court last week scrapped a resolution against King Felipe from Catalan parliamentarians.

Last year pro-independence and republican parties joined in calling the monarchy outdated.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia. Spanish Royal Household

The Constitutional Court said such a resolution was outside the jurisdiction of the Catalan Parliament under the Spanish Constitution and the Statute of Autonomy.

King Travels To Panama

King Felipe traveled to Panama at the end of June to attend the new president’s inauguration and celebrate Panama City’s 500th anniversary.

Spanish Royal Household

Panamanian officials unveiled a monument in Old Panama City in honor of His Majesty’s visit.

The King met with the country’s outgoing leader, Juan Carlos Varela, and the new president, Laurentino Cortizo.

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Spanish Royal Household

As prince, King Felipe used to visit Latin America often, a role that then fell on his father. But King Juan Carlos recently announced his retirement from public life.

King Makes His Presence Felt In Catalonia

King Felipe held a series of audiences at Albéniz Palace in Barcelona late last month in an effort to make his presence felt in Catalonia.

His Majesty met with attorneys from the Catalan city of Tarragona, which is down the Mediterranean coast from Barcelona.

Spanish Royal Household

The King met with leaders of the non-profit Barcelona Global, which works to promote the city internationally.

Spanish Royal Household

A third meeting was with Josep Sánchez Llibre, head of the Foment del Treball Nacional, a union of Catalan employers.

Spanish Royal Household

The Spanish Royal Household is looking to rebut claims from Catalan nationalists and pro-independence politicians that King Felipe doesn’t have much support in the region.

Albéniz Palace is owned by the Barcelona government but is considered the Royal Family’s official residence there.

His Majesty also attended an awards ceremony focused on logistics during his visit.