Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain visited Mallorca recently, where they participated in a ceremony to appoint the new mayor of the city of Palma de Mallorca. There, the King and Queen were received by a much larger crow than usual.
Mallorca and the Balearic Islands are strongly associated with Catholic culture, and the people of the islands speak mainly Catalan. In recent weeks, Spanish royalists and monarchists have become more visible throughout Spain, as a result of the Catalonia referendum. Several pro-Spain demonstrations have been organised – even in Catalonia, where people have flown Spanish flags and carried pictures of the King.