Spanish King Felipe and Queen Letizia today presided over a memorial service held for the Victims of Terrorism. The annual event is held every year on March 11, in memory of the people who lost their lives in the terrorist attack in 2004. The service was held in the gardens of the Royal Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia arriving for the memorial.
The State act focused on the Recognition and Memory of all the Victims of Terrorism, within the framework of the commemoration of the European Day of the Victims of Terrorism, has brought together the highest institutions of Spain together with the European Union and representatives of the collectives of victims of national and international terrorism
The event began with Spanish National Anthem followed by European Anthem.
Addressing the gathering, King Felipe said, “that attack on March 11, 2004, in addition to being an attack on life and the physical integrity of people, intended to undermine the pillars on which our civilization has been built and developed: freedom, justice, human rights, democracy. For this reason, because the enemies of life and freedom did not achieve it – and they will never achieve it -, this date was established as the European Day of the Victims of Terrorism; in memory and tribute to all of them, who have suffered in their lives – in whatever form and motivation – terrorist cruelty”.
The European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Terrorism was established after the Madrid attacks in 2004. Providing support to crime victims, including victims of terrorist attacks, is an important part of the European Commission’s work, to address all dimensions of the terrorist threat.
Acto de Reconocimiento y Memoria a todas las Víctimas del Terrorismo https://t.co/NLMXKIKhYF
— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) March 11, 2021
The European Union has established a strong legal framework to protect victims across Europe through the European Union-level compensation scheme, the Victims’ Rights Directive, and the Counter-Terrorism Directive
For the event, Queen Letizia of Spain wore a black Carolina Herrera coat. Letizia first wore this coat in December 2019 at the UN Health event.
We saw the coat back last year at the opening of the ‘Rafael in Palace – Tapestries for Felipe II’ exhibition in December.
Queen Letizia Paired the coat with her black Steve Madden Suede Dominique Long Boots
Her Karen Hallam Signature Karen Hallam ring.