Today, Spanish King Felipe and Queen Letizia were visiting the Gran Canarian palms to see the damage left by the fire in the areas. The municipalities of Tejeda and Valleseco are among the municipalities most affected by the fires.
The first fire, which began in Artenara on Saturday, August 10, expanded to the municipality of Tejeda with great virulence, with the residents of the town being evacuated. On Saturday, August 17, another fire began in the municipality of Valleseco, which also expanded to the town of Tejeda, where neighbours had to be evacuated again one day after returning to their homes. Also, this September is 2 years since the fire that hit the municipality of Tejeda and its National Parador in 2017.
In the last two decades Gran Canaria has registered 949 fires, 946 were conatos and fires, that is to say less than 500 hectares, and only three passed to the category of great forest fire, but given their magnitude, they are responsible for the bulk of the surface affected in 19 years, that is 30,500 of the 32,060 burns in total.
Felipe and Letizia started the day with a meeting at the headquarters of the Government of the Canary Islands where they were informed of the deployment and the means used during the fires before touring the area of Tejeda and Valleseco.
Hundreds were gathered in the area to meet and greet the King and Queen just outside the headquarters of the Government of the Canary Islands.
After the meeting, they headed for the Island Summit flying over the helicopter areas most affected by the fires. Felipe and Letizia met the staff of the technical bodies and volunteers who collaborated in the assistance and extinction of the fires.
During the tour, they received explanations and crossed road areas and Canary Island pine trees burned in the August fires. From the viewpoint they visualized the area affected by the fire, receiving explanations from the mayors of Valleseco and Tejeda.
The has begun to die down according to Ángel Víctor Torres, the regional premiere of the Canary Islands. Some 200 firefighters worked into the night to combat the fire, while 247 members of Civil Protection were on hand to assist the affected neighbourhoods. The disastrous fire has left many people homeless. Read more about it here.
Keeping the outfit details minimum, Queen Letizia wore a navy Hugo Boss Polka Dot Top in Stretch Fabric.
The €189 top was described as, “A fluid, adaptable piece is lightweight, smooth stretch fabric by BOSS Womenswear. Printed with a statement polka-dot pattern, this cropped-sleeve top features a rear zip and simple crew neckline. Combine it with tonal pencil skirts for easy elegance.” The top is not available anymore.
Letizia paired the top with a navy Boss Safashy1 Trouser. The relaxed fit paper bag trouser is described as, “Trend-driven trousers by BOSS Womenswear, created in a laid-back fit with O-shaped legs. These trousers are crafted in stretch twill for lightweight comfort and topped with a paper-bag high-rise waistband. A logo-trimmed belt offers a feminine touch and individual styling.” It is currently available on Boss online store.
Putting her heels aside, Queen opted for Uterque navy suede loafers that she first wore last month to visit her Father-in-Law in hospital. She owns the same model in pink leather also that we saw during the cooperation visit.
Queen was carrying her Loewe Large Double Pouch navy blue bag.
The Fall looks like a very busy period for Letizia and Felipe. Stay tuned!