After the terror attacks in Barcelona, Queen Letizia stood with the country in a professional and sober look. On Saturday Letizia and Felipe visited survivors of the attacks admitted in the hospitals of Barcelona.
For the Visit she kept her looks simple yet appropriate. She paired a black-and-white monochrome panelled sleeveless top and a straight black trouser that we have seen in the past also, with Magrit black Mila pumps. The label of the top is still unknown.
Later in the day, Queen Joined King and hundreds of Spaniards in Las Ramblas where the royal couple laid a wreath and candles in the memory of the victims who lost their lives in the terror attack.
For this sombre event, Letizia wore a very elegant black knitted cloqué sleeveless high-neck dress from Nina Ricci that she debuted in April 2015. She was carrying her Carolina Herrera ‘Astrud’ black clutch bag with metal bar flap that premiered in 2016.
On Sunday King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended a peace Mass at Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia basilica. For the religious ceremony, Letizia chose a skirt suit by Felipe Varela with Magrit Mila Pumps and Carolina Herrera ‘Astrud’ black clutch bag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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. ”
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.
At the last stop of the visit, Kind Felipe and Queen Letizia went to the Barcelona City Council to sign the Book of Condolences.
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.
Sunday’s special Mass was celebrated at the iconic, Gaudi-designed Sagrada Familia.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
Spanish Queen paired the dress with her 2013 summer break Uterque rhinestone encrusted sandals.
Letizia was seen with black sunglasses tucked in her neckline. Her Chanel ‘Comete’ earrings finished the humble yet chic look.
Queen was carrying neutral shade straw tote bag featuring brown leather shoulder straps from Whittelily.
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.