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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Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak

Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak

Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak
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Amid the Worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are practising social distancing just like the other members of the Royal Family. But even while staying home, the royal couple is working from home. William and Catherine are keeping up with their charities from home.

Duchess of Cambridge is Working from Home amid Corona Outbreak
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Kensington Palace released two pictures of William and Catherine in which the Duke is talking to the Mind Charity’s CEO Paul Farmer and the Duchess is talking to the CEO of her patronage Place2Be Catherine Roche.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited London Abulance Service
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The pictures were taken last week when the couple visited the Ambulance Centre in London. Kensington Palace said, “Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health – in recent weeks the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organisations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time.”  The Duke and Duchess released a statement about the new guidance from Public Health England with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak,

The last few weeks have been anxious and unsettling for everyone. We have to take time to support each other and find ways to look after our mental health.

It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental well-being. By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead.

Rebecca English reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to support the launch of a £5million scheme today to support the nation’s mental health at a time of high anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown.

They urge people to follow guidance from Public Health England by using video calls to keep in touch with family and friends, sticking to regular routines, and focusing on favourite hobbies or learning something new. The Cambridges’ intervention is part of a Government initiative that will see £5million awarded to mental health charities to expand support services.

Minister for Mental Health Nadine Dorries, who has recovered from Covid-19, said: ‘When I discovered I had coronavirus I felt anxious and scared. For those who already suffer from anxiety or other mental health issues this may present new and difficult challenges. It’s imperative that we stay home if we are to beat coronavirus and save lives.  I know how important it is that people have support to look after their mental health and this guidance will be of huge value.’

Today’s pictures gave us another glimpse of the beautiful London residence of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge  – Kensington Palace.

Duke and Duchess welcomed Obamas at Palace
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We last get some clear pictures of the inside in 2016 when the couple welcomed Ex-US President and First Lady Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

Prince George met Obama in nighsuit
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The avid reader inside me was jumping up and down when I saw the picture as it shows the classic collection of Catherine’s antique desk. Thanks to Emma on Twitter for quickly iding all the books and quickly discovering that they are a collection of Penguin clothbound books designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Duchess has the following books on her desk:

Duchess of Cambridge's classic book collection
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Sonnets and a Lover’s Complaint by William Shakespeare, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy, Middlemarch by George Elliot, The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, Bleak House by Charles Dickens.

 

On 26th March, when the whole United Kingdom was clapping to appreciate the NHS, William and Catherine shared a cute video of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis clapping with the nation.

Prince Charles with Prince Louis
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Last week, Clarence House confirmed that Prince Charles has suffered from Coronavirus. Palace said, “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been showing “mild symptoms”. He is in self-isolation at his Scotland residence with Duchess Camilla. British Prime Minister Borris Johnson has also been tested Positive.

Charles 70th birthday phtoshoot (1)
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Today it also came out that the Queen’s footman at Windsor Castle is also tested positive. It’s been reported that the Footman has been in direct contact with the Queen. From Daily Mail,

The man, who has not been named, is self-isolating at home but it has raised questions over whether he came into contact with Her Majesty while infected.

Buckingham Palace aides have confirmed the Queen, 93, is in good health as she remains in lockdown with her husband Prince Philip, 98, at Windsor Castle.

I urge all of you to stay inside and stay safe.

 

 

 


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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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