Their Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses Leonor, Princess of Asturias, and Infanta Sofia participated in a minute's silence at midday on Wednesday to commemorate the victims of COVID-19 outbreak.
The Spanish royal family was accompanied by staff from the Headquarters of the State in a solemn memorial ceremony in the gardens of Zarzuela Palace.
An official ten days of mourning have been declared, which will be the longest period of mourning in Spanish democracy. Flags will fly at half-mast across the nation, including on navy vessels until the 5th of June to pay tribute to the 27,118 who have lost their lives.
Queen Letizia wore a black Nina Ricci dress featuring fringe trim accents.