Spain’s royal are continuing their intense agenda ahead of the Christmas holidays.
In recent days King Felipe swore in Julián Sánchez Melgar as new state prosecutor.
Queen Letizia left on a trip to Senegal, where she will see Spanish foreign aid at work.
King Juan Carlos, who has been on the agenda more than usual in recent weeks, attended the opening of an exhibit on Spanish flight history.
Queen Sofia accepted a human rights award to the Queen Sofia Foundation at the University of Seville.
Several other events are already on the schedule, include a visit by King Felipe to the Canary Islands.
King Felipe today honored former Congress of Deputies Presiddent Manuel Marín González, who died at 68.
Don Felipe met with family members and parliamentarians at the Congress Palace in Madrid.
Marín González was Congress president from 2004 to 2008 under the Socialist Party. He was also a diplomat and helped Spain become a member of the European Union.
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia have been in the public eye several times in recent weeks, sometimes together.
Their Majesties have kept a lower profile since handing the reins to King Felipe and Queen Letizia, but stay close to favorite projects.
The elder King and Queen were together late last month for an awards ceremony at the Royal Academy of Sciences.
Don Juan Carlos was present by himself also recently for handing out the 11th Fondena Prize for nature protection.
Queen Sofia was by herself early last month at the Royal Palace in Madrid to hand out a prize in her name for Ibero-American poetry.
Both King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were at the headquarters of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts to celebrate the Royal Theater.
Today Queen Sofia attended a meeting of the leadership of the Íñigo Álvarez de Toledo renal foundation.
King Felipe this week mourned Spanish State Prosecutor José Manuel Maza, who died suddenly while on a trip to Argentina.
Maza’s death comes as he was presiding over prosecutions of Catalan separatist leaders. The Spanish government promised to replace him quickly.
King Felipe, along with other Spanish leaders, is lobbying for Barcelona to become home to the European Union’s prescription drug office, media outlets are reporting.
European leaders are skeptical of Barcelona’s candidacy amid the separatist crisis in Catalonia.
It’s unlikely that the King’s efforts for Barcelona and the wider Catalan region will sway republicans and separatists who resent his vocal defense of constitutional order.
King Felipe today received Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for an official visit.
The King met with Abbas at Zarzuela Palace and then hosted a lunch for the Palestinian delegation at the Royal Palace in downtown Madrid.
Israel has not taken too kindly with European efforts to recognize Palestinian statehood. But the King recently welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and with significantly more pomp.
While the King greeted Abbas at Zarzuela and then hosted a lunch at the Madrid Royal Palace’s Hall of Columns, Rivlin got a larger welcoming and a grander gathering in the formal dining room.
Queen Letizia is on a brief work trip to Mexico this week without King Felipe.
Her Majesty visited the Mexican Red Cross headquarters in Mexico City yesterday and heard about recovery efforts following the recent earthquake there.
Today the Queen was set to attend a meeting of the Union for International Cancer Control.