Madrid (EFE) his second year studies at the boarding school in Wales (United Kingdom).
In addition to the absence of his eldest daughter, that of his father, King Juan Carlos, who has been away from the Zarzuela Palace since his departure to Abu Dhabi in August 2020.
Both were seen on the 16th in Athens at the funeral of Constantine of Greece, brother of Queen Sofia.
In the Tatoi cemetery, they staged a scene of affection when Felipe VI approached Don Juan Carlos with a smile to give him two kisses and a hug as a farewell.
Three years ago, since the funeral of the Infanta Pilar de Borbón, sister of the emeritus king, in January 2020, there were no images of a public greeting between father and son.
It is the fourth consecutive year in which the king has cleared his institutional agenda on his birthday.
As usual, the Royal House does not report the private activities of the head of state, who, predictably, will celebrate it with Queen Letizia, who also has no act today, and the Infanta Sofía.
The last time that Felipe VI had an appearance on the day of his anniversary was in 2019, when he turned 51, which he celebrated in Iraq with the Spanish troops assigned to the mission that was then underway in the Asian country.
In 2018, when she turned 50, the celebration had a special character, since she awarded the Golden Fleece to Princess Leonor, in what was the first institutional act of the heir to the throne.
Days before, the Royal House released video images and photographs of the kings and their daughters in their daily activities, something unprecedented until now.
In addition to commemorating the ninth anniversary of his reign in June, Felipe VI faces a year that will be marked by the coming of age of the Princess of Asturias, who will turn 18 on October 31.
It will be the moment in which the Constitution is sworn in in Congress, although the Government has not yet confirmed the exact date on which it will do so, since the same day that it reaches the age of majority, the Cortes Generales are expected to be dissolved. by calling general elections at the end of the year.
On the occasion of the king’s birthday, the Concordia Real Española association has promoted an initiative so that emblematic town halls, buildings and monuments of numerous cities in Spain light up in crimson red, the color of the monarch’s banner.