Spanish King and Queen pay respect to the victims of terror attacks

Spanish King and Queen pay respect to the victims of terror attacks

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In tourist’s favourite Spanish city Barcelona Fourteen civilians were killed and more than 130 were injured in two terror attacks within 12 hours.

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On 17th August, a white van smashed into people in Las Ramblas, a popular boulevard in central Barcelona packed with tourists. The van driver is said to have swerved to try to hit as many people as possible along the pedestrianised area, knocking many to the ground and sending others fleeing for cover in shops and cafes. He killed 13 people and injured more than 100 before fleeing the scene.

Spanish King and Queen pay respect to the victims of terror attacks
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On 18th August, in the early hours of Friday, about eight hours after the Barcelona attack, an Audi A3 car ploughed into pedestrians in the popular seaside resort town of Cambrils, 110km (68 miles) south-west of Barcelona. Seven people, including a police officer, were wounded, Catalan emergency services reported. A woman later died in hospital.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia, who were on summer break with family, visited the victims of the terror attacks admitted in Hospital del Mar and the Hospital of Santa Creu I Sant Pau, comforted them and give their support and best wishes to them.

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They met the medical team of the doctors and nurses responsible for the treatment of the victims. They held a meeting with members of the medical team to discuss the support provided by the hospital to the victims of the attack.

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While leaving the hospitals King Felipe briefly addressed the media, “we are not afraid and we will never have it.” “Barcelona will never forget the victims affected, nor will Spain or anyone else in the world.”

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He declared that “this vile, cowardly attack, this murder that has killed and injured so many people and has shocked us all, can not and will not be able to with us, nor with our values, nor with our coexistence nor with our democracy or Our appreciation for human rights. ”

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In the afternoon King and Queen joined the hundreds of Spaniards to pay the respect to the victims who lost their lives in the van attack in Las Ramblas. They laid a wreath, candles and led minutes silence in the memory of the departed souls.

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At the last stop of the visit, Kind Felipe and Queen Letizia went to the Barcelona City Council to sign the Book of Condolences.

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On Sunday, King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the Eucharist for Peace and Concord celebrated in the Basilica of the Holy Family. The religious ceremony presided over by the Cardinal Archbishop of Barcelona, Juan José Omella, was attended by about 3,500 people, including international leaders.

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Sunday’s special Mass was celebrated at the iconic, Gaudi-designed Sagrada Familia.

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Some reports stated that the main target of the attack was the church itself but failed due to an explosion on Wednesday in the outskirt of the city. The international community strongly condemned the terror attacks while supporting Spain.

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Queen Letizia looked chic mother with her daughters and Husband at Museum visit

Queen Letizia looked chic mother with her daughters and Husband at Museum visit

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia are enjoying their summer break with family on the island of Mallorca. On Sunday, we got another chance to see the lovely couple when they travelled to the Majorcan town of Sóller with their daughters Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia.

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The Spanish royal family visited the modern museum Can Prunera. The museum housed in an art nouveau mansion is the main attraction of the town, currently exhibiting ‘ Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, History of a friendship’.

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As stated on SeeMallorca,

Curated by Miró’s grandson, the exhibition displays artworks by both of them along with photographs, ceramics and books as well as a film showing them together at Picasso’s French studio.

More details of the exhibition can be found here.

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While in the city, the family of four was seen strolling down the streets greeting and talking neighbours. King and Queen were looking extremely relaxed and both Princesses were comfortable in the public eye.

Queen Letizia Adolfo Dominguez white dress
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For the casual family outing, Letizia brought what we easily can call Mallorca wardrobe – most of the items of today’s look are what she has worn during her stay here at the Island.

 

 

 

 

 

Uterque rhinestone encrusted sandals
Uterque rhinestone encrusted sandals

Spanish Queen paired the dress with her 2013 summer break Uterque rhinestone encrusted sandals.

Queen Letizia Chanel Comète Earrings
Chanel Comète Earrings

Letizia was seen with black sunglasses tucked in her neckline. Her Chanel ‘Comete’ earrings finished the humble yet chic look.

Whittelily Straw Tote Bag
Whittelily Straw Tote Bag

Queen was carrying neutral shade straw tote bag featuring brown leather shoulder straps from Whittelily.

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Mango 'Fabiolap' dress
Mango ‘Fabiolap’ dress

Both young Princesses seem to be following their mother in fashion terms. They were wearing casual summer dresses. Princess Leonor was in a Zara striped flounce dress. Infanta Sofia was wearing ‘Fabiolap’ dress by Mango that is available on sale £9.99 at House of Fraser.

 

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Queen Letizia dons Manila Manton dress to receive the Balearic Island Society

Queen Letizia dons Manila Manton dress to receive the Balearic Island Society
Queen Letizia dons Manila Manton dress to receive the Balearic Island Society
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During the first week of their summer stay at Palma, King Felipe and Queen Letizia received the authorities of the Balearic Islands and a representation of the Balearic society at Royal Palace of La Almudaina.

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They were accompanied by Queen Sofia, mother of King Felipe for the annual traditional reception that was attended by about 450 guests that include politicians, artists, athletes and activists.

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Upon arrival, they greeted the members of the public gathered outside to get the glimpse of royals

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For the formal event, both Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia coordinated their looks in floral dresses. Queen Sofia chose a boho look in a dark-toned floral maxi dress. And Queen Letizia chose a short sheath silhouette floral dress in a cream hue.

Queen Letizia dons Manila Manton dress to receive the Balearic Island Society
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Queen Letizia dons Manila Manton dress to receive the Balearic Island Society
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The fitted sleeveless was from Spanish designer Juan Duyos and made from ‘Manila Manton’ .’ Manila Manton’ is a silk embroidered shawl made in Canton but called it due to the trade route between Manila and Mexico. This dress is made from the Manila shawl owned by Queen Letizia herself.

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The dress features a bateau neckline at front with vee neckline at the back and floral embroidered pattern in shades of red, purple and green all over it. Here we see Queen Sofia in one of ‘Manila Manton’.

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You can find out more about ‘Manila Mantons’ here.

Magrit Heels and Clutch
Magrit Heels and Clutch
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Letizia paired the dress with her Magrit Accessories. She wore red Magrit slip-on heels that we recently see during Malaga meeting of Directors. She also carried the cream-hued suede clutch from Magrit.

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Queen Letizia also premiered a new pair of earrings at the event. The striking gold earrings from Helena Nicolau complimented the floral dress with its double flower-shaped design (Thanks to @nuriatiburcio for ID). Queen tied her brunette locks in a simple hairdo.

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