Royals Dedicate New Submarine

King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia dedicated the new submarine Isaac Peral, named after a well-known Spanish engineer and naval officer.

Spanish Royal Household

The dedication ceremony was in a shipyard along the southeastern coast of Spain run by Navantia, a state-owned shipbuilding company.

King Leads Ibero-American Summit

King Felipe presided over the 27th Ibero-American Summit, which took place in the Principality of Andorra this week.

This year’s theme focused on innovation toward sustainable development. The summit also tried to create a united front for fighting the pandemic.

King Felipe, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. Spanish Royal Household

Members of the Organization of Ibero-American States — of which King Felipe is the honorary head — regularly attend the conference. The group is generally made up of Spain, Portugal and their former colonies, among other participants.

This year’s summit was notable for its absences because of the pandemic. It was also a one day event, unlike previous years.

Spanish Royal Household

His Majesty held one-on-one meetings with several leaders attending the summit, including gatherings in Spain ahead of the Andorra meeting.

King Felipe with Dominican President Luis Rodolfo Abinader at the Royal Palace of El Pardo. Spanish Royal Household

King Felipe and Queen Letizia made a state visit to Andorra — the first for a Spanish monarch — earlier this year. The country is a co-principality. One of its heads of state is the president of France. The other is the bishop of Urgell, which covers Andorra and parts of Spain.