King Felipe VI has returned to public duties after being forced to quarantine. The King of Spain attended a high profile cultural meeting at the Pardo Palace in Madrid after ending a period of self isolation.
Felipe had to quarantine after coming into contact with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus. The monarch was checked and didn’t have the virus himself.
For the past ten days, the royal agenda in Spain has fallen to Queen Letizia with her husband making just one appearance, via video.
However, on December 3rd 2020, King Felipe oversaw the board meeting of the Carolina Foundation which works to promote cultural co-operation between Spain and IberoAmerican countries and fosters better ties between them in areas including education and science.
The Foundation was set up in 2000 and the King of Spain is its Honorary President.
The meeting, held in the Hapsburg Room of the Royal Pardo Palace, included contributions from Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, as well as the country’s Foreign Minister and Education Minister.
Meanwhile, Queen Letizia was at the Royal Palace in Madrid where she opened an exhibition of 16th century tapestries. The display features works by Rafael Sanzio and marks the 500th anniversary of his death. All the tapestries were created for King Philip II of Spain and the exhibition is the first time they have all been seen together since the 1500s.