King Felipe and Queen Letizia have been tested for the novel coronavirus, media outlets reported today.
Her Majesty attended an event recently with Equality Minister Irene Montero, who has tested positive for the disease.
The King and Queen have cancelled much of their public agenda because of the outbreak.
Someone in Princess Leonor’s private school in Madrid had the virus. Media outlets reported the heir to the throne would continue attending, but authorities have since shut down classes.
Spanish authorities have confirmed a case of coronavirus at the elite Santa Maria de los Rosales private school in Madrid.
That’s where Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, and her younger sister, Infanta Sofia, both attend classes.
Several media outlets reported the case of the disease and said the princess and infanta would continue attending classes as normal.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia today left Madrid for their official visit to Cuba to celebrate Havana’s 500th anniversary.
Their Majesties boarded their jet after a departure ceremony at the Terminal of State at Barajas Airport. Such ceremonies are standard for official visits abroad.
Media outlets are describing the trip as historic and a sign of closer relations between the world and Cuba.
However, news that Their Majesties will not meet with dissidents has generated concern among human rights advocates.
Spain and its companies have long had a presence in Cuba. King Juan Carlos, King Felipe’s father, has been to Cuba twice in recent years, including for former leader Fidel Castro’s funeral.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in honored King Felipe this week for helping promote national unity in Spain.
The Korean leader’s comments came amid pro-independence demonstrations in Catalonia.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia traveled to South Korea for a state visit following their time in Japan for the emperor’s enthronement.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia will travel to Cuba next month for Havana’s 500th anniversary.
The trip will be the first for Spain’s monarchs. The country works to keep close ties with former colonies.
King Juan Carlos, King Felipe’s father, has been to Cuba twice in recent years, including for former leader Fidel Castro’s funeral.
Queen Letizia stunned royal watchers with a pink dress today, worn during events for the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito.
Queen Letizia and King Felipe were photographed attending a dinner in honor of the new emperor.
Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, delivered her first major public address last week as heir to the Spanish throne.
The princess recently read parts of the Spanish Constitution during an event, but last week’s remarks at the Princess of Asturias Awards were more notable.
Her Royal Highness said she was honored to hold the title of Princess of Asturias and spoke of her Asturian blood. Her mother, Queen Letizia, is from Asturias.
King Felipe had tender words for his daughter, who will soon turn 13. He told her to have courage and valor.
His words came amid violent protests in Barcelona and Madrid by Catalan pro-independence activists.
The Princess of Asturias awards are given to artists, scholars and leaders around the world.
As heir to the Spanish throne, Princess Leonor has been going through a grooming process to prepare her for public life. Last week’s speech was a key part of that effort.