Looking into the future - Felipe tries out Google glass at the recent FITUR tourism exhibition in Madrid.
A brief solo ski-ing trip by the prince was enough to revive rumours that the couple aren't exactly getting on at the moment. And those whispers are dominating coverage of this king in waiting's big day. A report in one paper that a spokesperson within the Zarzuela has talked about 'ups and downs' in the royal marriage has been widely re-distributed.
Prince Felipe on his 46th birthday - he spent the morning with the Spanish Paratrooper Brigade
With the whole royal family in the spotlight, and all eyes turning towards Felipe's sister Cristina ahead of her court appearance next week, the speculation will remain just that - speculation. But it does mean that, after 46 years, from a media point of view the Prince of Asturias is experiencing his most challenging birthday yet.