South Korean President Moon Jae-in honored King Felipe this week for helping promote national unity in Spain.
The Korean leader’s comments came amid pro-independence demonstrations in Catalonia.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia traveled to South Korea for a state visit following their time in Japan for the emperor’s enthronement.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia will travel to Cuba next month for Havana’s 500th anniversary.
The trip will be the first for Spain’s monarchs. The country works to keep close ties with former colonies.
King Juan Carlos, King Felipe’s father, has been to Cuba twice in recent years, including for former leader Fidel Castro’s funeral.
Queen Letizia stunned royal watchers with a pink dress today, worn during events for the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito.
Queen Letizia and King Felipe were photographed attending a dinner in honor of the new emperor.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrived in Japan today for the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.
King Felipe met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of the enthronement ceremonies.
Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, delivered her first major public address last week as heir to the Spanish throne.
The princess recently read parts of the Spanish Constitution during an event, but last week’s remarks at the Princess of Asturias Awards were more notable.
Her Royal Highness said she was honored to hold the title of Princess of Asturias and spoke of her Asturian blood. Her mother, Queen Letizia, is from Asturias.
King Felipe had tender words for his daughter, who will soon turn 13. He told her to have courage and valor.
His words came amid violent protests in Barcelona and Madrid by Catalan pro-independence activists.
The Princess of Asturias awards are given to artists, scholars and leaders around the world.
As heir to the Spanish throne, Princess Leonor has been going through a grooming process to prepare her for public life. Last week’s speech was a key part of that effort.
King Felipe continued with his public agenda today despite growing unrest in Spain over the conviction of Catalan separatist leaders.
The King made an appearance today at the Royal Academy of Engineering and has not addressed the issue.
The Spanish Supreme Court convicted the Catalan separatists of sedition. In the past, the King has spoken forcefully in favor of unity and against those who violate constitutional norms.
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia presided over the Fiesta Nacional parade in Madrid this weekend.
People around the world celebrate the day to mark their Hispanic heritage. In Madrid, members of the Armed Forces march down key avenues, with the Royal Family playing a central role.