The King and Queen of Spain continued video conferences today from their home at the Palace of Zarzuela.
Their Majesties held a video conference with representatives of the Carrefour Group and Carrefour Solidarity Foundation. Carrefour is the second-biggest hypermarket in Spain which employs more than 54,000 workers, one of the largest employers in Spain. The Foundation supports projects that benefit children with disabilities or at risk of social exclusion, helps people in socially disadvantaged positions, and intervenes in emergency situations in Spain. During the pandemic Carrefour has been active with donations to food banks and the Ifema Emergency Hospital. The representatives explained the impact of the crisis on their area of trade, the adjustments made to open centers, and how they predict consumers will be more online-based in the short and medium-term.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia later held a video conference with the president of the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies (CEAV), which represents more than 70,000 workers from 7,000 travel agencies. As a result of the pandemic travel agencies have suffered a great hit, to help counteract the impact the CEAV has requested a series of measures in different administrative areas and has asked the Spanish Tourism Council for direct aid and the application of EU funds for companies. The CEAV also proposes medium-term promotion measures and is working on a tourist collaboration project with the autonomous communities that establishes a subsidised credit to incentivise Spanish families to enjoy vacations in Spain.
Queen Letizia wore her grey Carolina Herrera crosshatch houndstooth patterned blouse and her bezel set diamond stud earrings which form part of her Australian pearl earrings.