Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the Grand Canary Islands. The visit is part of couple’s Nationwide tour in which Felipe and Letizia are visiting all the public facilities reopening after the COVID19 lockdown to support the recovery of social, economic and citizen activities in the country after the pandemic.
Gran Canaria also Grand Canary Island, is second-most populous of the Canary Islands in Spain – an archipelago off the Atlantic coast of Northwest Africa. Tourism plays a big role in the Spanish Economy and COVID19 has affected the tourism all-over the world very badly.
During the visit, Felipe and Letizia toured the Pérez Galdós House-Museum at the Gran Canarian Palms on its first day of reopening like the rest of the Canarian museums. Spain has ordered its borders for tourists last Sunday but the summer season is only tentatively resuming while Government monitors the situation.
Felipe and Letizia during the visit to the Pérez Galdós House-Museum on the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of the renowned Spanish novelist Benito Perez Galdos’s death.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia unveiled a plaque commemorating the visit that ended with the signing of the book of honour. Their tour of the Grand Canaria Island area coincides with the usual commemoration from June 23 to 24 of the origins of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – with the city celebrating its 1478 founding every summer.
A video of the visit to the House Museum.
In the Islands’ capital, Gran Canaria, locals greeted the royal couple with applause and shouts of “Viva”, as Felipe bumped elbows with people to avoid shaking hands. The couple launched “Spain for Sure” last week and this tour will take them to every Spanish region in the coming days.
Felipe and Letizia went to the Santa Catalina Royal Hideaway Hotel, for its reopening, and were received by their employees and discovered a commemorative plaque that reflects this moment. During the tour, The King and Queen had meetings with the business, union and professional representatives from the Tourism and Hospitality sector during their visit.
Then Felipe and Letizia moved to Playa de las Canteras and toured its promenade. From CNA’s report,
Since Spain’s state of emergency ended on Sunday and European borders reopened, some 600-700 flights have taken place daily in all directions, state-owned airport operator Aena said, an increase on the 570 daily average in May.
There is, however, little chance of stopping Spain registering its worst economic performance on record in 2020, with the central bank forecasting a contraction between 9 per cent and 11.6 per cent.
At this time to keep the public gathering minimum and following Governmental and Medical guidelines the exact schedule of the Nation-wide tour is under the wrap and we will find on a daily basis where King Felipe and Queen Letizia are visiting.
Spanish King and Queen received a warm welcome from the public enjoying a day out in the sun.
Last Friday on the 6th anniversary of their Coronation, Felipe and Letizia took their daughters Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia to Teatros del Canal in Madrid.
A video of the Royal Couple walking around the Island.
After the tour of Grand Canaria Island, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain headed towards Tenerife. After arriving at the “Tenerife South Airport” in Tenerife, they toured their facilities to observe the health security systems implemented at the airport, then they moved to Finca El Confital to learn first-hand the situation of the primary sector after the COVID-19 crisis.
There Felipe and Letizia made a tour of the banana area.
They saw various facilities of the BONNYSA company “Las Moradas” and had a meeting with representatives of the Primary Sector from all over the archipelago, which included representatives of agriculture, livestock, fishing and rural development.
A video of the visit.
For the visit, Queen Letizia of Spain chose a chic summer style. She debuted a pale green Zara Combined Structured Midi Dress from Summer collection. Thanks to Nuria Tiburcio and Las Ardillas for the id.
The vee-neck midi dress has wide sleeves and a slit at the skirt with a cinched waistline. It features a white and pale green floral embroidery and currently available €25.99 offline.
Queen paired the dress with a new pair of taupe wedges. Letizia was wearing Macarena Alba50 Cotton Crudo Wedges. The €60 Espadrille with natural jute wedge features a straps tie closure at the ankle and are handmade in Spain. They are currently available online in all sizes. Queen recently wore another pair of Macarena wedges.
Queen Letizia teamed up her look with gold bamboo earrings
and her Karen Hallam ring.
I believe we will be seeing Felipe and Letizia a lot in the upcoming days.