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.
The King met with leaders of the non-profit Barcelona Global, which works to promote the city internationally.
A third meeting was with Josep Sánchez Llibre, head of the Foment del Treball Nacional, a union of Catalan employers.
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.
King Felipe welcomed Prince Albert of Monaco to Zarzuela Palace last week for a visit to Spain.
The prince is close to King Felipe and has visited Spain regularly over the years.
The Spanish Royal Household has been more active on social media in recent weeks.
Even though the King’s aides have occasionally sent out tweets of mourning and celebration, those appear to be more common.
The tweets above congratulate racers Dani Sordo and Marc Marquez, and basketball player Marc Gasol.
Queen Elizabeth has inducted King Felipe into the Order of the Garter, the British Crown’s top honor.
Queen Letizia was on hand to accompany her husband at the Windsor Castle ceremony this month.
King Juan Carlos inducted Queen Elizabeth into Spain’s Order of the Golden Fleece during the 1980’s.
Queen Letizia received a surprise embrace during an audience at Zarzuela Palace earlier this month.
A man in a wheelchair greeted her with a hug that threw her a bit off balance, but she returned his embrace.
Royal protocol generally frowns upon embracing a monarch, but Spaniards tend to be less strict about such customs, especially with members of the general public.
Princes Leonor will visit Catalonia later this year, her first official visit to the region as heir to the Crown.
Her Royal Highness, media outlets reported, will be present for the Princess of Girona Awards ceremony.
As heir to the Spanish throne, she is Princess of Asturias but also of Girona, a city north of Barcelona.
Infanta Elena, the King’s sister, made a rare official appearance this month at an awards ceremony for young artists.
The princess appeared at El Pardo Palace outside Madrid. Royal watchers recently said she was upset at not being on the official agenda more often.