On the weekend, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Palma to honor the exemplary people of Palma who suffered through the volcano eruption in 2021. At the San Francisco Convent, the royal couple was joined by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez for the event.
In the courtyard of the Convent Felipe and Letizia received the members of the Government and the presidents of the Autonomous Communities and Cities. After the greetings, the National Anthem was performed by a string quartet of the teachers of the Insular School of Music of La Palma. The event continued with the projection of a video with images of the volcano eruption and how the people of La Palma and the emergency services handled the situation and the aftermath. Then a reading of the Institutional Declaration of recognition to the citizens of the island of La Palma for their exemplary behavior during the volcanic eruption in the Cumbre Vieja area was performed.
Finally, King Felipe and Queen Letizia presented the medals of Civil Protection to the various organizations for their immediate services and groundwork during the eruption and after the misfortune. Pevolca Technical Directorate, Civil Guards, National Police corps, mIlitary Emergency Unit, Spanish Navy, Air Force and Army, Canary Islands security and emergencies services, and The Red Cross were among the recipients.
Then the poem “I return to La Palma” by its author Elsa López was performed before King Felipe addressed the gathering, “What happened here, from the first moment —since we had news of the beginning of the seismic activity— united us all Spaniards without exception: because we feel it as something of our own, We suffered for and with you. It was a shared sadness. Collective impotence”. The ceremony ended with the interpretation of the song “I live in an archipelago” by the Insular and Youth Choir of La Palma.
During the day, Felipe and Letizia also toured the streets of the Palma and met with many locals. Wearing casual outfits and holding hands, the Royal couple enjoyed a day out in the Palma streets. The Spanish Royal family usually spends the first of their summer break on the island.
For the Palma street walk, Queen Letizia chose the Uterque Blonde Lace Linen Top
with a pair of Liu Jo jeans. Thanks to QueenLetiziaStyle via UfoNoMore for the id.
Letizia teamed up the look with new black boots and carried her Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia Satchel Bag.
A pair of gold hoops with
her Karen Hallam ring finished the look.
For the ceremony at the convent, Letizia brought back her Bleis lilac suit that she first wore in September 2021. The suit consists of a €400 V-neck classic blazer and €255 Creased straight cut trousers.
Underneath the blazer, Letizia was wearing a white Pomeline top from the Palma designer Ana María Rodríguez. The top features the Palma traditional embroidery called Richelieu. Thanks to @Islabonitamoda via UfoNoMore for the id.
Queen teamed up the look with matching Magrit Vera Pumps. Thanks to UfoNoMore for the id. She was also carrying a matching-toned clutch.
Another new element of the look was Pisando Colores Charco Earrings, another tribute to the Palma island. The earrings were handmade from recycled silver and feature glass fragments collected on the seashore. Thanks to @Islabonitamoda via UfoNoMore for the id.
Her Karen Hallam ring was not missing either.
Over the weekend the Twitter profile of the Spanish Royal family suffered through a Cyberattack. Someone hacked the account and started following the Ukrainian President Volodímir Zelensky on Twitter. But soon the social media team realized and took control back.