King Felipe and Queen Letizia Continue to Work from Home

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in meeting with the Spanish Red Cross

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in meeting with the Spanish Red Cross
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As the whole world is going the Covid-19 pandemic, Spain is facing the worst situation day by day. During this time, King Felipe and Queen Letizia are leading the world with example. The couple is attending virtual meetings with the Authorities and Charitable organizations.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in meeting with the Spanish Red Cross
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The couple held a meeting via video conference with Spanish Red Cross. They already had the first conversation last week with the president of the Red Cross, Javier Senent. The royal couple found out the details of the application of the Cruz Roja Response Plan in coordination with all public administrations in a video conference in which three Red Cross operational managers have participated – Iñigo Vila Head of the Emergency Unit, Mercedes Mora volunteer CRE in Barcelona currently logistics and Raquel Bernedo responsible for Information Management in operations.

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In the first ten days, the Red Cross has carried out more than 200,000 interventions throughout Spain thanks to the collaboration of 11,200 volunteers. Aimed at people in situations of vulnerability and the general population, the plan contemplates action and response for the next two months and aims to reach coverage to more than 1,350,000 people with an estimated budget of € 11 million and the mobilization of 40,000 people voluntary.

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In the last hours, the Kings have also continued in direct communication with different Spanish hospitals, with a special interest in the smallest patients.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe held a video conference
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Later in the day, King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a videoconference today with Carsten Isensee, SEAT President and Vice President of Finance, Christian Vollmer, Executive Vice President of Production and Logistics at SEAT, Xavier Ros, SEAT Vice President of Human Resources and Organization, Patricia Such, SEAT’s Director of Health, Safety and Emergencies.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe held a video conference
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In which all managers and production managers have explained the conversion project from manufacturing cars to manufacturing respirators. Since the beginning of the epidemic, various initiatives were launched at SEAT to collaborate with the health system. 150 employees, from different areas of the company, are working to help the nation and after making 13 prototypes they have already achieved a final model that is subjected to a long-term test and is in the process of being approved.

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From the company, it is highlighted that everything is being possible thanks to the solidarity collaboration of its employees and the common task with the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products and with other companies and public and private entities.

Efforts to fight from the automobile industry against the spread of the virus, producing the materials most requested by hospitals, have also been present in talks held today by HM the King with representatives of the ANFAC sector employers, from the international engineering group Automotriz GESTAMP and Grupo Antolín, a Spanish multinational company that designs and manufactures components and parts. All engaged in industrial reconversion to contribute to the health emergency.

Once again, keeping her look sombre and professional, Letizia wore a black blazer with grey ribbed top and her bamboo hoops.


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King Felipe and Queen Letizia held Video Conferences with Authorities

Later Felipe and Letizia get in touch with the Caritas

Felpe and Letizia talked with the management teams of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Spain and around the globe from the Royal Palace of Zarzuela. Due to the pandemic, all the public engagements of the couple have been cancelled for the time being. Today the royal couple held two video conferences. Earlier in the morning, Felpe and Letizia talked with the management teams of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (CERMI), led by its president, Luis Cayo.

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In these times of health emergencies, explained that its primary mission is to ensure disabled people and their families. People with disabilities represent 10% of the Spanish population, more than 4 million people (if they join this group their families would be 12 million people). They stressed that it is a social group that is especially vulnerable in emergency situations, and therefore requires more intense attention and support from the public authorities and society.

Later Felipe and Letizia get in touch with the Caritas
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Later Felipe and Letizia get in touch with the Caritas. Cáritas is one of the largest Spanish voluntary organizations for resources, projects, volunteers and implantation in the national territory. Spain announced the National alert on March 15th  due to the impact of the global coronavirus epidemic that has forced the Cáritas Confederation to activate its response mechanisms to the social emergency generated by this crisis.

Later Felipe and Letizia get in touch with the Caritas
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This response is being carried out in four areas: support for the basic needs of people in social situations of greater vulnerability and social exclusion; advocacy work to safeguard the rights of citizens in more precarious conditions against the impact of COVID-19; social awareness to strengthen attitudes and processes of reception, listening and community and social accompaniment to the people and families most exposed to the effects of the coronavirus; and fundraising.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe held conference with Marcedona president1
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Yesterday also Felipe and Letizia held a video conference with the president of Mercadona, Juan Roig. Accompanied by his management team, Roig has expressed his pride in the work and effort of the 90,000 Mercadona workers. The President highlighted the value of the agrifood chain, in which 2.5 million people (farmers, ranchers, transporters and industry) work daily, to supply businesses with the necessary products daily. 

Queen Letizia and King Felipe held conference with Marcedona president
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In addition, Roig has stressed that it is very important that the economy does not stop but always guaranteeing the safety and health of workers.

Yesterday, Queen was wearing a navy blazer and trousers with a striped top and blue loafers. I will update the post once the pieces are identified.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe held conference with Marcedona president

Today Queen was wearing a blue blazer with blue trousers, white top and Uterque loafers. Her Karen Hallam ring is present on her ring consistently.

Queen Letizia attended the funeral of Placido Arango

Spain extended its coronavirus lockdown on Thursday as the death toll from the respiratory disease rose to 4,089. Both King Felipe and Queen Letizia went under the Coronavirus test that later on came back negative but Letizia went under precautionary medical watch. The couple had to go through the test as Queen Letizia met with equality minister Irene Montero during APRAMP meeting, who has since been diagnosed with coronavirus.


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Coronavirus has halted the Royal World – Now It’s a Waiting Game

Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Letizia of Spain are staying inside due to Coronavirus

Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Gala Dinner for Place2Be at Buckingham Palace
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We all welcomed the new decade and 2020 with open arms with lots of dreams and hopes. Seeing our Royal inspirations, doing what they do best, was one of those hopes. On March 09th when Duchess of Cambridge made a dazzling appearance at Place2Be Gala dinner none of us thought that it would be the last time we will be seeing lovely Catherine for the next weeks or months.

Queen Letizia wore navy Hugo Boss suit to France
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Queen Letizia of Spain was looking absolutely elegant and professionally strong in navy blazer suit when she met with French President and First Lady with King Felipe on March 12. Letizia is one of the most hard-working Royal Ladies around the world whose diary is almost never empty except the summer break.

Coronvirus put the whole world on Halth- What's next for Royalty
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And now just after 10 days, it’s sort of royal drought and the culprit is Corona Virus that has almost 122 countries around the world in its clutches. The novel virus that is traditionally part of the cold and cough virus family is actually way deadlier than the normal flu we usually get in the winters.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia's official portraits released by the palace
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Both King Felipe and Queen Letizia went under the Coronavirus test that later on came back negative but Letizia went under precautionary medical watch. The couple had to go through the test as Queen Letizia met with equality minister Irene Montero during APRAMP meeting, who has since been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Duchess of Cambridge wore Red catherine walker coat at the commonwealth day service
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The UK Royals were greeting the guests and dignitaries with an Indian style Namaste at the Commonwealth Day service while Prince William was reportedly feeling awkward as there were no handshakes.

Prince Louis made his debut appearance at Trooping the Colour with Duke and duchess of cambridge
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The virus has impacted almost all the upcoming royal events. The Queen’s annual birthday celebrations, Trooping the Colour, could be cancelled for the first time in 65 years due to coronavirus fears.  Felipe and Letizia were supposed to pay a state visit to the United States in April.  Buckingham Palace recently released a statement saying,

As a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances, a number of changes are being made to The Queen’s diary.

Audiences due to take place this week at Buckingham Palace will go ahead as planned. These include receiving the Prime Minister, the Commanding Officer of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and the Bishop of Hereford. Future Audiences will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, in line with the appropriate advice.

Her Majesty will move to Windsor Castle for the Easter period on Thursday 19th March, one week earlier than planned. It is likely The Queen will stay there beyond the Easter period.

In consultation with the Medical Household and Government, a number of public events with large numbers of people due to have been attended by The Queen, and other Members of the Royal Family, in the coming months will be cancelled or postponed.

The annual Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel on 9th April will not go ahead. Three Garden Parties hosted by The Queen, due to be held at Buckingham Palace in May, will now not take place. Guests already invited to these Garden Parties will be asked to attend in 2021. Two additional Garden Parties given for the Not Forgotten Association and the National Trust will also not take place. Investitures will be rearranged to later dates.

Further announcements on Trooping the Colour, the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the State Visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan will be made in due course, in consultation with Government.

Update: Queen Elizabeth II has moved to the Windsor Castle for the Easter week earlier 1 week than planned. Prince Philip arrived from Sandringham to join the Queen. The couple will be staying at the Windsor castle until further notice. Palace relased this message from Queen today.

Impact of Coronavirus on Royal Families
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The State Visit of the Emperor and Empress of Japan to the UK has been postponed. The state visit that was scheduled for Spring 2020 will be rescheduled at a later date. As expected there are some changes to the wedding of Princess Beatrice to Mr Mapelli Mozzi. The couple will be reviewing Government instructions and is planning to get married in a private ceremony but the planned Buckingham Palace reception has been postponed.

So what next – To be honest, nobody knows the answer. Duchess of Cambridge is at her country residence Anmer Hall in Norfolk with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis as she was recently spotted doing grocery shopping with kids in Sainsbury. I believe William is also with family as Kensington Palace has nothing scheduled for the royal couple and has not indicated how the royal diaries of Cambridges are going to be for the upcoming few weeks. King Felipe and Queen Letizia are staying in with her daughters with no engagement scheduled and it is expected to continue into the foreseeable future.

King felipe at the Doñana National Park
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While we wait for the world to come back to its normality, we all should do whatever we can to help. Stay inside if you can, to stop being a precious carrier of this deadly virus, wash your hands properly and do not touch your face if you are going outside. There is no need to go out and do panic shopping while leaving vulnerable people in more danger. If you are working from home or just self-isolating your self for precaution then you are doing more good than you can ever know.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Seville
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In this difficult period, we need to be more compassionate and come out as a single community. It’s time to show that we are humans first. I salute to every single person working hard in healthcare sector taking care of others while putting own life on risk and leaving everything behind so that we can stay safe. We must appreciate and respect them and do whatever we can to support them and those who are in need. I would like to emphasise on one thing – Please do not share inaccurate information.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Pakistan. Duchess of Cambridge is wearing a Catherine Walker Suit
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Hope to see all of you healthy and happy on the other side of this pandemic very soon! Leaving you with this lovely shot of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Pakistan visit as a reminder of lovely times.


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