Queen Letizia is keeping her wardrobe choices to the minimum while working from home. Queen cancelled all her public engagements after the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. Today Letizia began her day with video conference that was attended by the president of the State Confederation of Deaf People (CNSE), Concha María Díaz Robledo, also vice-president of CERMI.
Given the situation of COVID19, they explained to Doña Letizia that the main obstacle faced by deaf people has to do with accessibility to communication, both at 112, as well as to the information telephone numbers on the coronavirus that has had to be guaranteed by its associative network, without the support of the administrations. In Spain, there are 1,064. 600 people who are deaf or hard of hearing, of whom 761,600 are 65 years of age or older. As of March 31, the visual video interpretation service had answered more than 300 calls to these information phones.
There are important barriers to receiving health care or making arrangements with public administrations or private companies since most of the resources are telephone access. The awareness campaigns that are broadcast are not entirely accessible either and, regarding the education of deaf students, there is inequality according to regions, since some educational administrations have sign language interpreters and deaf sign language specialists and others not.
Then King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a video conference to support the joint initiative of the Royal Theater of Madrid and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona by opening cultural content on the internet to help them cope with confinement. The video conference was attended by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Theater, Gregorio Marañón and CEO, Ignacio García-Belenguer, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Gran Teatre of the Liceu, Salvador Alemany, and the general director of the cultural institution Valentí Oviedo.
The cultural managers informed the Royal couple that the cultural sector is being badly affected during the confinement in the homes because of the Covid19. The closings of cinemas, theatres, exhibition halls, museums and other centres have been very serious in economic terms and have led to layoffs. However, in this extreme situation, authors, artists, publishers, producers and public institutions try to remedy it by sharpening their wits and helping the public to cope with social isolation.
Among these initiatives, the Teatro Real de Madrid has developed the My Opera Player platform, which has exceeded 50,000 users. Through this website, which is free to access during the closing of the theatres due to the Covid19 crisis, you can see some of the most spectacular productions of recent seasons both at the Teatro Real and at the Liceu de Barcelona, which joined this action.
In the case of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, it currently celebrates the 20th anniversary of the reopening of the Theater after the 1994 fire and in 2022 it will celebrate its 175th anniversary. During the health alert period, there are many initiatives that the Gran Teatre del Liceu has made available to people. He has started two proposals: #ElLiceuEnCasa and # MomentosLiceu20. The page of The Liceu at home has registered 40,000 unique users since it was enabled on April 17. In total, the Liceu has made 12 operas available to the public, with a total of approximately 35,884 views from during confinement. Regarding # MomentosLiceu20, it is a campaign that has filled the networks with those musical memories related to the Theater that have most marked artists and spectators in the last 20 years.
It looks like Queen’s following some sort of Capsule Wardrobe strategy during the COVID-19 Work from the home period. She brought back the same outfit she wore last Thursday for the virtual conferences. She was wearing Hugo Boss Jalorra Blazer in Glen Check Prince of Wales Prin. She paired it with the black trousers and a light brown top.
Queen wore small gold hoop earrings and her Karen Hallam ring.