The King and Queen of Spain continued video conferences at the Palace of Zarzuela.
Their Majesties held an open meeting via video conference with representatives from the new generation of young Spanish literature. They spoke with Elvira Sastre, Leti Sala, Marwan, and Defreds and were informed of how COVID-19 had affected their situations and the needs of the cultural field moving forward.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia later held a video conference with representatives of the Spanish music scene including; David Bisbal, José Mercé, and Miguel Poveda, with whom they discussed the impact of the pandemic and future prospects. There are approximately 850 festivals per year in Spain which bring together more than 2.5 million people. The pandemic has had a particularly damaging effect on this sector with the cancellation of events, festivals, and performances, leaving artists, promoters, agencies, assemblers, technical teams, and the entire industry that functions in this area unable to work, in most cases these are small companies and freelancers. David Bisbal, Spanish singer, songwriter, and actor recently participated in an online charity concert 'La Liga Santander Fest' which brought together more than 50 million viewers and raised €1,003,532 for the fight against COVID-19.
Letizia wore a grey sweater with a deep V-neck and a yoke seam along the back. Please drop me a line if you recognise the brand!