King Juan Carlos Meets With Saudi Royals

King Juan Carlos met today with Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to express his condolences for the recent death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz.

King Juan Carlos and King Abdullah
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Don Juan Carlos also met with the new Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. He’s Minister of Defense and was in Madrid earlier this month.

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Meanwhile, Prince Felipe presided over the 200th anniversary of the Supreme Court, which was created by the Cádiz Cortes as a result of the Cádiz Constitution.

 

King To Visit Saudi Arabia

King Juan Carlos will travel to Saudi Arabia this week to meet with the Royal Family there and express his condolences over the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, a half brother of King Abdullah, according to Spanish media outlets.

King Juan Carlos with the Saudi defense minister and other officials earlier this month.
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Don Juan Carlos is close to the Saudi rulers, a relationship that has helped Spain cement economic ties with that country.

The trip abroad means the King will miss the ceremony to mark 200th anniversary of the Supreme Court. Coincidentally, the Court’s president has been involved in a scandal over lavish trips.

Prince Felipe will take his father’s place at the event.