Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano became the member of Spanish Royal Family on May 22 in 2004 when she married the, then Prince of Asturias, Felipe, heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Check out the Life and Style details of gorgeous Queen of Spain.
Today at the Royal Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain along with their daughters Princess of Asturias Leonor and Infanta Sofia paid a tribute to the people who lost their lives due to COVID19.
The Royal family holds a minute of silence to remember all the lost lives. COVID19. Spain alone lost 27117 lives due to the outbreak of Coronavirus that the whole world is still struggling with. The family presided over the beginning of the official mourning, in memory of the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The staff of the Royal Palace also joined the Spanish Royal family in the tribute.
The service started with a prayer followed by a minutes silence. The official mourning will last 10 days and will be represented with a black ribbon.
A video of the service.
For the mourning service, the whole family was wearing black outfits. Queen Letizia wore a knee-length black knitted dress with fringe detailing on the sleeves. The label of the dress is still unknown. I will update the post once it identified.
Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain held a videoconference with the Carrefour Group and its Foundation at the Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid. The call was in line with the Couple’s effort to be in contact with the distribution sector in Spain and to learn the impact of the pandemic in the area of trade, the changes they have had to undertake to open their centres and how they foresee the behaviour of consumers after COVID-19.
Felipe and Letizia recently visited the distribution centre Mercamadrid. The Foundation, through its annual Call for Aid and different programs, has donated in recent years more than 6 million euros in equipment and technology to entities in the third sector. Last year it delivered 9.5 million kg. of food to the Spanish Federation of Food Banks.
Hand in hand with the Talent Direction, it promotes the labour integration of people with disabilities or in a situation of social disadvantage and encourages the participation of Carrefour Spain employees in different social initiatives.
Then Felipe and Letizia held a videoconference with the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies (CEAV) to learn about the impact of the pandemic on tourism. The foundation has 7,000 travel agencies that employ more than 70,000 workers are represented, with a 2019 turnover of more than 20,000 million euros.
The CEAV has asked the Spanish Tourism Council (CONESTUR) for direct aid to the sector and the application of EU funds for companies. Added to this is the request to airlines to reimburse passengers, and to IATA to give instructions to their member airlines in this regard.
The confederation has also sent a series of tax measures that they consider urgently applicable and is working on a tourism collaboration project with the autonomous communities that establishes a subsidized check/voucher/credit to encourage Spanish families to enjoy a vacation in Spain.
Now to What Letizia Wore – Queen once again kept her look minimal with Carolina Herrera crosshatch houndstooth patterned blouse that she has in her wardrobe since 2016.
Letizia paired the outfit with black trouser and black ballerina flats.
Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain undertook another public engagement. The Royal couple visited the Elcano Royal Institute at the headquarter in Madrid. Felipe and Letizia attended a session of the scientific committee of the Elcano Royal Institute, dedicated to analyzing the international impact of the pandemic.
The meeting was attended by the international experts and the situation caused by the world health crisis in Europe and also in Asia, Africa and America were analyzed. The Scientific Council is the advisory body of the Royal Elcano Institute, made up of prominent Spanish and foreign personalities, with proven knowledge of international relations.
The Council, which meets in person once a year, was convened for the month of May but has had to be postponed until autumn due to the health crisis. The Real Instituto Elcano is the “think-tank” of international and strategic studies, carried out from a Spanish, European and global perspective.
Its objective is to promote in society the knowledge of the international reality and the foreign relations of Spain, as well as to serve as a focus of thought and generation of ideas that are useful for decision-making by political decision-makers, leaders of private companies and public institutions, social and academic agents.
Created in 2001 as a private foundation, the organizational structure of the Elcano Royal Institute balances public and private interests and favours the exchange of ideas in a plural and independent environment, accommodating diverse political and social sensibilities. The Royal Elcano Institute takes its name from Juan Sebastián Elcano, a Spanish sailor who led the first circumnavigation of the world, of which the V Centennial is now celebrated. The Foundation is governed by the Body of Trustees and King Felipe is the Honorary President of the foundation.
Now to What Letizia Wore – Once again keeping the style choices minimal, Queen Letizia kept her outfit professional.