King Felipe met late last week with French President Emmanual Macron at the Royal Palace in Madrid.
The French leader was in the Spanish capital to also meet with new Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to discuss, among other things, EU immigration policy.
His Majesty this month also met with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, whose trip to Europe has sparked debate about the fate of Wikileaks leader Julian Assange, who has been holed up at Ecuador’s British embassy for years.
The King had an audience with the new head of Spain’s conservative Popular Party, Pablo Casado, also in recent days.
The full agenda preceded vacation season in Spain. Members of the Royal Family will spent at least some time at Marivent Palace in Mallorca.
However, scandal surrounding King Juan Carlos and a former friend, has upended plans for a unified getaway.
The Royal Household is blaming a minor health problem for King Felipe’s father staying away from Mallorca and planned sailing.
King Juan Carlos and Prince Felipe of Asturias met with leaders of Spain’s autonomous communities at the Spanish Senate building today.
The meeting, of course also attended by Spanish government leaders, including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, was especially important because of disagreements about the Spanish budget, funding for the country’s region’s and pro-independence rumblings in Catalonia.
Elsewhere in Madrid, King Juan Carlos gave Nueva Economía Fórum awards to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Portuguese President Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, both on behalf of their respective countries.
The Fórum facilitates debate between social, business and political leaders. President Napolitano also met with the King at Zarzuela Palace.
Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia then rushed to the airport for their official visit to Panama. Their agenda includes a visit to the Panama Canal expansion project.
Their Royal Highnesses will also visit Ecuador during their time in Latin America.