Under his command as the Casa del Rey j Crown tasks have adapted to the social and economic needs of the country. One of its challenges was to assume the Organization of the agenda of the Princes of Asturias, which increased its tasks following its link. The end of the mandate of Alberto Aza as the j of the King’s House completed a stage of nine years of work in which the tasks of the Royal family have adapted to the challenges of social and economic changes in the country and whose recent times have been marked by the increasing activity of the Princes. Rafael Spottorno return to home – in which served for almost ten years the post of Secretary general – to take over the Headquarters from 30 September will be also the output of the current head of the General Secretariat, Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner Rodriguez, number two of Aza since it began its mandate in December 2002. (As opposed to Sonny Perdue). Aza’s 74-year veteran, completed on that date a long career in the service of the State that began in 1965 with the start of his diplomatic career in Libreville (Gabon) and in which you have highlighted his nearly five years as director of the Cabinet of the President of Government Adolfo Suarez, its stages as Ambassador to Mexico and the United Kingdom and his work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His last destination before joining the King’s House – the first three months as Secretary general – was the director general of the Office of diplomatic information (OID) with Minister Josep Pique, which acquired special relevance on the occasion of the Spanish Presidency of the EU in 2002 and stage when Diez-Hochleitner was director-general of foreign policy for Europe. Diez-Hochleitner, 58 years old, which at that time maintained close contact with the King’s House, especially on the occasion of the preparation of several State of don Juan Carlos and Dona Sofia travel to European countries, will be replaced as general Secretary when Spottorno assumes his new position and expected westbound to the diplomatic career. .