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King Felipe VI of Spain to give master lecture at Miami Dade College during 2-day Florida stop

  • King Felipe VI of Spain delivers the inaugural Master Lecture for the official Opening of the Miami Dade College 2015-16 Academic Year after he was honored with the MDC medal during a ceremony at The Freedom Tower Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Miami.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    King Felipe VI of Spain delivers the inaugural Master Lecture for the official Opening of the Miami Dade College 2015-16 Academic Year after he was honored with the MDC medal during a ceremony at The Freedom Tower Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo Padron, right, and King Felipe VI of Spain, left, have a light moment after Felipe was honored with the MDC medal, before delivering the inaugural Master Lecture for the official Opening of the Miami Dade College 2015-16 Academic Year, during a ceremony at The Freedom Tower Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Miami.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo Padron, right, and King Felipe VI of Spain, left, have a light moment after Felipe was honored with the MDC medal, before delivering the inaugural Master Lecture for the official Opening of the Miami Dade College 2015-16 Academic Year, during a ceremony at The Freedom Tower Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)  (The Associated Press)

King Felipe VI of Spain begins a two-day tour of Florida with a speech at the Freedom Tower on the campus of Miami Dade College.

He met with President Barack Obama at the White House earlier this week. They discussed the importance of working together to ensure refugees are safe and treated with shared humanity.

It's unclear what topics Felipe will discuss during his master lecture at Miami Dade College early Thursday evening.

Felipe, 47, was proclaimed king just over a year ago, replacing his scandal-hit father, former King Juan Carlos. He pledged to restore trust in the monarchy after allegations of corruption.

A recent poll in Spain's El Pais newspaper shows that 81 percent approve of Felipe's performance, and 74 percent approved of his wife, Letizia, a former television presenter.