Prince Felipe In Costa Rica

Prince Felipe was in Costa Rica earlier this week attending the sweating-in of that country’s new President Luis Guillermo Solís.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Don Felipe also met other world leaders who attended the ceremonies, and also with local Spaniards.

The Prince of Asturias is the Spain’s official representative to swearing-in ceremonies in Latin America pursuant to a 1996 Spanish Royal Decree.

The idea is to make Spain’s future king closer to the leaders of former Spanish colonies and the wider Ibero-American world.

King Juan Carlos has made a similar push with Arab World monarchies, in an attempt to improve Spain’s economic position. His last stop was in Bahrain.

King Juan Carlos with King Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa.
King Juan Carlos with King Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa.

Don Juan Carlos is also scheduled to make trips to Saudi Arabia and Qatar.