The King and Queen of Spain continued video conferences today from their home at the Palace of Zarzuela.
Queen Letizia held a video conference with members of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Federation of Diabetes (FEDE), who explained how the lives of nearly 6 million people with diabetes in Spain have been altered, along with the work of FEDE member federations and associations since the COVID-19 pandemic. The FEDE has reinforced its communication channels with the aim of counterbalancing incorrect information and launched a number of initiatives and training talks via online programs with the objective of continuing their care for members and their families.
Their Majesties held a video conference with representatives from Spanish Volunteer Platform - an organization that represents 80 state-level volunteer entities in different fields. It is estimated that there are approximately 2.7 million volunteers in Spain of which more than 50% are actively volunteering during the crisis. Currently, the most pertinent volunteer programs are; psychological and caregivers for the elderly, health and socio-health personnel, care for immigrants, and those in uncertain situations.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia held a video conference with Museo Nacional del Prado (The Prado Museum). The president of the Royal Board of the Prado Museum, Javier Solana, and the director of the Prado Museum, Miguel Falomir, explained the actions undertaken by the gallery during the pandemic. The Museum has reinforced its online activity and launched 'El Prado contigo' (El Prado With You) with the aim of remaining connected with the public which is built upon the Museum's commitment in recent years to digital development. They also expressed concern regarding the Museum's future plans due to the economic hit the institution is currently suffering as a result of COVID-19.