Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said he will present the final results of the disputed referendum to Catalonia's regional parliament, which would trigger the process of breaking away from Spain this week.
"This will probably finish when we have the votes in from overseas at the end of the week, and therefore we will act over the weekend or early next week".
Puigdemont announced a commission to investigate Sunday's violence and legal action against national police. What I'd like to do is take all of the people who whistle me at the stadium and bring them out to dinner.
With 95 percent of the vote counted, authorities said the "Yes" vote stood at 90.1 percent, albeit with a turnout of just a little over 40 percent - 2.26 million out of 5.34 million registered voters.
Addressing the response of police to people voting, the ambassador said: "Nobody can accept, nobody can consider these images".
The king's speech comes as he is holding talks with national opposition leaders to attempt to find a solution to the crisis, which could include suspending Catalonia's government.
European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans told MEPs the Catalan regional government had "chosen to ignore the law" in organising Sunday's vote, but called for dialogue.
In a statement Wednesday to the European parliament, Timmermans said, in the 28-nation bloc, "respect for the rule of law is not optional, it is fundamental".
"The first day was hard for me because you don't like people being against you and nobody likes being whistled and insulted".
Mr Rajoy is facing pressure from the second biggest party, the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, which wants him to "open up immediate negotiations" with Catalonia.
Catalonia, which is home to Barcelona, has its own language and traditions. It contributes almost one-fifth of the country's total GDP and has an economy larger than that of Portugal. I have never been pro-independence, my parents are from Andalucia.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has condemned the vote and on Tuesday, Spain's King Felipe got involved, showing how serious the matter has become.
Puigdemont said there was now no contact between the government in Madrid and his devolved administration.
Catalans took part in a general strike and protest Tuesday, shutting down road traffic, public transport and businesses and ratcheting up fears of unrest. "But we must also highlight that if the people of Catalonia go out in the streets and you don't listen to them, then something is not working right".
Catalonians find a contradiction in European values when it comes to its support for the independence of Scotland and Gibraltar from United Kingdom while it avoids the demands of their region.