On Friday, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias attended a gala dinner in honor of Felipe Calderón, the out-going President of Mexico.

Despite massive protests, on Saturday, December 1, 2012, the future king of Spain witnessed Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as the new President of Mexico held at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City.  Afterward, Prince Felipe along with the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, and hundreds of foreign dignitaries attended a reception at the Castillo de Chapultepec in honor of President Peña Nieto.