The royal family visited Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral (Santa María la Real de La Almudena) for the mass on Monday. Letizia as well as Princess Leono
The royal family visited Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral (Santa María la Real de La Almudena) for the mass on Monday. Letizia as well as Princess Leonor,14, and Infanta Sofia, 13, all wore black to mark the tragic occasion.
Princess Leonor wore a dress by Spanish brand Poète, while Infanta Sofia donned an elegant shirtdress by BOSS.
The young royals styled their hair down straight and completed their outfits with matching black flats.
Letizia matched a pencil skirt with a blouse and some classic stiletto pumps. She also complemented her look by styling her hair down straight.
King Felipe donned a sophisticated navy suit with a black tie as he walked side to side with his wife and daughters.
The royal family took the front row seats of the cathedral as they paid tribute to the victims of the pandemic.
Leonor and Sofia had previously honoured the lives of the thousands of people who lost their lives to Covid-19 in Spain.
In May, the young royals stepped out to observe a moment of silence alongside their parents at the Zarzuela Palace.
Despite their young age, the sisters recorded an emotional message about the pandemic for the children of Spain back in April.
“Like millions of kids, we have been in lockdown for a month due to this pandemic, not being able to go to school and trying to carry on the best we can,” Leonor said.
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Queen Letizia and King Felipe have also been showing their support to Spanish people as the country recovers from the effects of its stringent lockdown.
The monarchs are touring the country attending touristic and cultural engagements in hopes to boost Spanish tourism.
For their latest stop, Letizia and Felipe visited Benidorm and Valencia on Friday.
In Benidorm, they were joined by Ximo Puig, the President of the Valencian Government; Salvador Navarro, the President of the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community; Luis Arturo León, the General Secretary of the Workers’ Commissions of the Valencian Community; and Juan Carlos Faubel, the Deputy Secretary-General of the General Union of Workers of the Valencian County.
In Valencia, King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the 2019 Innovation and Design Awards ceremony.
At the event, King Felipe said: “Today more than ever, we need to undertake—create—on the basis of design and innovation. As we also need to increase the resources dedicated to research, which is the previous step to knowledge-based innovation.
“In this way, we will be able to build the future with much more solid foundations.”
He added: “Spanish design and innovation are excellent letters of introduction of our country—of our creativity and our economy—internationally.
“These elements, the result of innovation and investment in R&D, are more necessary than ever because of their ability to drive our economic growth.
“A sector that is also truly necessary, because if we want to make our economic system also sustainable, we have to generate innovative products, create patents and promote exports. In this challenge, the design and the exploitation phase of the knowledge that innovation implies play an essential role.”