The king and president were joined by Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy, who held private meetings with Mr. Santos after the welcoming. The visit is part of a wider Colombian mission to the European Union, which Mr. Santos hopes will help garner support for his country at this critical time in peace negotiations.
On Wednesday, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attended the 31st Francisco Cerecedo Journalism Award ceremony at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid. The winner this year was journalist José Antonio Zarzalejos who works for El Confidencial and La Vanguardia. Among many other important stories in the past year, Mr. Zarzalejos broke the news of Juan Carlos I's abdication in favour of his son.
The award was founded in 1983 by the Association of European Journalists and named after Spanish journalist Francisco Cerecedo, died tragically of a brain aneurysm aged just 37 in Bogotá, Colombia, while accompanying the General Secretary of the Spanish Socialist Party on his 1977 visit to the country.
Below we see the royal couple with Mr. Zarzalejos (3rd from left).
Queen Letizia opted for a glamorous but understated look with dark rose-pattern blouse and black trousers, heels and bag.