King & Queen of Spain hold a video conference with Clínico San Carlos to discuss the WHO Solidarity Trial
The King and Queen of Spain continued to work from home and hold video conferences and telephone calls.
Their Majesties held a joint video conference with the medical team and scientist at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid. The Clínico San Carlos (San Carlos Clinic) is the first hospital in Spain and the second in the world to participate in the global 'Solidarity Trial' launched by the World Health Organization (WHO).
It aims to discover an effective treatment against COVID-19. The study will potentially include thousands of patients from many countries and will compare the safety and effectiveness of four different drugs or drug combinations against COVID-19. The trial will decrease the time needed to gather evidence regarding which drugs work. The information will be uploaded onto an electronic platform, where it will be analyzed by the WHO.
Earlier in the day, Queen Letizia spoke with the director of the Fundación Secretariado Gitano FSG (Gypsy Secretariat Foundation), Isidro Rodríguez, who conveyed concern for the 47,000 people living in vulnerable settlements and areas who face particular disadvantages during the COVID-19 crisis.
Queen Letizia wore a navy blazer and a turquoise v-neck top with a contrast trim.
It is the Hugo Boss 'Fysa' Blue Colorblock V-Neck Sweater (US$248) made from superfine merino wool. The tricolor sweater flaunts a colorblock design with a V-neckline, long sleeves, and rib-knit neck, cuffs and hem.
The King & Queen of Spain hold video conferences and telephone calls with; the gender-based violence telephone support, FASOCIDE, the Commerce of Oviedo, and POTUS
The King and Queen of Spain held video conferences and telephone calls on Tuesday from their home within the Palace of Zarzuela.
In the morning Her Majesty spoke with the 016 gender-based violence telephone number service. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the telephone service has received an increased number of inquires regarding the visitation of children of separated parents, and from victims of abuse where confinement has aggravated domestic situations. The 016 telephone number has launched a new campaign to provide emotional and psychological support via WhatsApp.
Later Queen Letizia held a video conference with the president of the Federación de Asociaciones de Personas Sordociegas de España FASOCIDE (Federation of Associations of Deafblind People of Spain). She heard about the limitations imposed by social distancing for people who live alone that need to touch to communicate with the world. The federation is communicating with the deafblind community via video calls, email or instant messaging, if these methods aren't adequate a guide-interpreter will visit the home. The FASOCIDE is also providing support for purchasing necessities, changes in the supermarkets prevent them from using their memory to remember where items once were.
Their Majesties held a video conference with the heads of Commerce of Oviedo, the association groups small and medium merchants from the Asturian capital. A message of hope was conveyed.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia also held a telephone conversation with the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and First Lady, Melania Trump. They highlighted good bilateral relations and solidarity against COVID-19. They will recover the USA State Visit as soon as possible.
Queen Letizia wore a black pant suit contrasted with a coral rollneck top, and accessorized with small hoop earrings.
It appears she wore her black Hugo Boss 'Lara' pebbled leather loafers.
King and Queen of Spain hold video conferences with the Red Cross, hospitals, and the automotive sector
The King and Queen of Spain held a number of video conferences on Monday from their home within the Palace of Zarzuela.
They first spoke with represtaives from the Spanish Red Cross. The humanitarian organisation has carried out more than 160,000 interventions in the first week of 'Red Cross Plan RESPONDE' against COVID-19 with the help of over 11,200 volunteers, which they hope to increase to over 40,000 in the coming weeks. In coordination with the authorities, they have helped transfer infected individuals via ambulances, installed 5 temporary hospital infrastructures, deployed 15 operations centers, delivered medicine, food, and basic necessities, and set up accommodation spaces. The objective of the 'Red Cross Plan RESPONDE' is to reach more than 1,350,000 vulnerable people over a two-month duration with an estimated budget of 11 million Euros.
On Saturday the 28th March Their Majesties contacted hospitals in different autonomous communities where they were informed of the hospital's current situation. On Monday they continued their direct communication with an interest in the youngest patients.
Her Majesty later spoke with the Confederación de Autismo Espana (Autism Spain), who have asked that this group be considered a high-risk population for hospitalisation during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Their final meeting was with a Spanish automobile producer, SEAT. They heard how SEAT has pivoted to support the healthcare industry and converted their production lines to manufacture respirators and other medical equipment.
Queen Letizia wore a black pant suit with a grey textured crew-neck sweater.
It appears she accessorised with her gold bamboo design huggie hoop earrings.
The King and Queen of Spain held video conferences on Friday at the Palace of Zarzuela, Madrid.
In the morning, Their Majesties held a video conference with the management teams of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (CERMI).
People with disabilities represent 10% of the Spanish population, they are a vulnerable social group during emergency situations. The President of CERMI informed Their Majesties of recommendations the platform has made, for there to be no discrimination due to disability, for information to be made universally accessible to people with disabilities, support for residencies for people with disabilities and that the authorities continue to collaborate with organisations during the COVID-19 crisis.
Later, King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a meeting via video conference with Caritas, who aims to help society's poorest and most excluded people. Caritas is the official organisation of charitable and social action entities of the Catholic Church in Spain. Due to the impact of the epidemic, Caritas has implemented its response mechanisms to the emergency which include; support for the basic needs of vulnerable people, safeguarding the rights of citizens in precarious conditions, social awareness, and fundraising.
Her Majesty was later in contact with the Asociación de Mujeres Víctimas de Trata y Explotación Sexual (Association of Women Victims of Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation) where she was informed of actions taken to assist vulnerable women during the crisis.
Queen Letizia wore a dark navy pinstripe blazer with navy trousers and a white crew-neck top.
The longline jacket is the Hugo Boss 'Kocani' blazer (US$595) and features irregular pinstripes, winged lapels, front single button close, and waist flap pockets. The style is also available in a houndstooth pattern and is currently on sale for $249 at Nordstrom Rack.
It appears the knit top has an embellished trim around the neck.
She completed the understated look with her navy Hugo Boss 'Lara' suede loafers.
The King and Queen of Spain held a video conference on Thursday with Juan Roig Alfonso, president of Mercadona, the Spanish supermarket chain, at Palacio de la Zarzuela.
Juan Roig Alfonso was accompanied by his management team, he expressed pride for the 90,000 Mercadona workers. Roig highlighted the value of the agrifood chain, in which 2.5 million people work daily; farmers, ranchers, transporters and industry, to supply businesses with necessary products. He stressed that it is important that the economy does not stop, but always guarantees the safety and health of workers.
According to HOLA, Their Majesties have been in constant contact with social and political agents who are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
Queen Letizia wore a navy pant suit with a striped top and pair of loafers. I will update the post if the pieces are able to be identified.
I hope everybody is safe and well. - Elizabeth x
The King and Queen of Spain travelled to France on Wednesday to participate in events marking the 16th European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism.
Their Majesties attended a lunch hosted by the president of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron at Elysee Palace upon their arrival in Paris.
The European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism was established after the attacks in Madrid in 2004. This year 'Growing stronger together' is the theme, the day brings together victims of terrorism, those who have lost someone, and first responders.
At Trocadero Square, Paris, Their Majesties along with representatives from European and Member States honoured and commemorated the victims. King Felipe VI gave a speech and together they signed the Book of Honour, before travelling to the National Theater of Chaillot, where they met with victims.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
COAT: Hugo Boss 'Canika1' Belted Wool Coat with an added faux fur collar (repeat).
PANT SUIT: NEW! Hugo Boss dark blue 'Jutana' Crepe Double Button Jacket (US$595) and the Hugo Boss 'Tiluna1' Dark Blue Formal Trousers (€189).
HANDBAG: Loewe Large Double Pouch bag (repeat).
SHOES: Navy Nina Ricci suede pumps (repeat).
JEWELLERY: Bezel-set diamond stud earrings, and perhaps the Joyas de Pasar pearl necklace, first worn by Letizia in October of 2018 at a luncheon for the President of Germany.
The Queen of Spain attended the final of the Copa de la SM (Queen's Cup) Basketball 2020 on Sunday at Pabellón Multiusos Sánchez Paraíso in Salamanca.
The final match was played by teams 'Perfumerías Avenida' of Salamanca, and 'Spar Citylift Girona'. Perfumerías Avenida won 76 to 58, this is their ninth title and fourth in a row.
Her Majesty delivered a commemorative plaque to the most outstanding player Tiffany Hayes, and trophies to the runner-up team Spar Citylift Girona and the champion team Perfumerías Avenida.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
COAT: Unidentified winter white wool coat. Debuted in November of 2010 and worn on many occasions since then. Letizia also wore a tonal scarf.
TOP: Hugo Boss 'Banora' silk blouse (repeat). The top is currently available at Hugo Boss USA, Hugo Boss UK, and Nordstrom.
PANTS: Hugo Boss beige 'Alantia' trousers (repeat).
HANDBAG: Carolina Herrera 'Camelot' color block handbag (repeat).
SHOES: Hugo Boss camel block-heel pumps (repeat).
EARRINGS: Gold bamboo design huggie hoop earrings (repeat).
The Queen of Spain chaired a working meeting of the Prevención, Reinserción y Atención de la Mujer Prostituida APRAMP (Association for the Prevention, Reintegration and Care of Prostituted Women) at Centro Asociado de la UNED Madrid Escuelas Pías, Madrid.
The APRAMP works to prevent and eradicate sexual exploitation and human trafficking. It defends and advocates for the rights of individuals suffering from sexual exploitation, trying to recover their freedom and rebuild their dignity, while improving their living conditions and offering alternatives to their situations.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
PANT SUIT: BOSS 'Jericoa' Stretch Wool Double Breasted Blazer and the BOSS 'Tiluna' Stretch Wool Ankle Trousers (repeat).
TOP: Hugo Boss white long sleeve pleated neck blouse (repeat).
COAT: Unidentified winter white wool coat. Debuted in November of 2010 and worn on many occasions since then.
HANDBAG: Furla 'Metropolis' leather shoulder bag (repeat).
EARRINGS: Possibly her gold bamboo design huggie hoop earrings OR Coolook gold hoop earrings.
The Queen of Spain attended the official ceremony of World Rare Disease Day within the framework of the FEDER campaign "Crecer contigo, nuestra esperanza" (Grow with you, our hope) at Ciudad del BBVA, Madrid.
Rare Disease Day is an opportunity to advocate for rare diseases as a human rights priority. It aims to raise awareness for the 300 million-plus who are living with a rare disease, their families and carers and improve access to treatment and medical representation.
Her Majesty gave a short speech and delivered the 2020 awards, to recognise those who have contributed towards research, therapies and social transformation.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
TOP: Adolfo Dominguez long-sleeve pink silk blouse (repeat).
SKIRT: NEW! Reiss 'Marlie' ombre pleated midi skirt in neutral/black (£155).
SHOES: Steve Madden 'Dalia' pumps (repeat).
COAT: Black belted wool coat. I think it may be new. I don't believe it's her Carolina Herrera A-line coat because the lapel and pocket detail appear to be different.
HANDBAG: Nina Ricci 'Marche' Chain Shoulder Bag (repeat).
EARRINGS: Coolook interchangeable earrings consisting of the smoky quartz 'Big Candy' stud earrings paired with the 'Hera' pendant (repeat).
Queen Letizia premiers trendy voluminous blouse for the VIII edition of the Honorary Ambassadors of the Spain Brand
The King and Queen of Spain delivered the Accreditation corresponding to the VIII edition of the "Honorary Ambassadors of the Spain Brand" at the Royal Palace of El Pardo on Tuesday.
The distinction is bestowed by the Forum of Renowned Spanish Brands (FMRE), which celebrates its 20th anniversary.
The accreditation recognises Spanish individuals and organisations, who the FMRE considers to have made significant contributions towards a positive image of Spain abroad.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
TOP: NEW! Zara orange blouse with voluminous sleeves (sold out).
SKIRT: Roberto Verino jacquard pencil skirt (repeat).
SHOES: Manolo Blahnik snakeskin pumps with custom rubber platform sole (repeat).
EARRINGS: Gold & Roses 'Skyline' crawler earrings (repeat).