King Felipe and Queen Letizia reserved a particularly warm welcome this week to U.S. Democrats participating in the Madrid international climate conference.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several of her colleagues were in the Spanish capital to challenge President Trump’s opposition to the Paris climate accord.
King Felipe used one of his few delegation meetings to gather with the Democrats at Zarzuela Palace.
On Monday the King held a reception at the Royal Palace in Madrid for the delegations. Pelosi was also there.
Spain is a fierce defender of climate action and Democrats have since boasted about how well they were received at the conference.