Their Majesties accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Leonor, Princess of Asturias, and Infanta Sofia, paid tribute to the victims of COVID-19 and frontline workers, with a solemn ceremony at Plaza de la Armería, Palacio Real de Madrid.
The Spanish Royal Family were received by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez.
The journalist Ana Blanco acted as master of ceremonies, Blanco welcomed and lit the cauldron, giving way to the institutional statements of the representatives of the victims of COVID-19 and health workers.
The ceremony to honour the victims of COVID-19 and frontline workers began, King Felipe VI and Leonor, Princess of Asturias, accompanied by the representatives of victims and health workers, laid white roses next to the cauldron. During this time, Samuel Barber's requiem and Johannes Brahms' 'Song of the Spirit' was performed by the Radio Televisión Española orchestra.
His Majesty gave a speech and the ceremony concluded with the interpretation of the poem 'Silencio', by Octavio Paz, followed by a minute of silence.
Queen Letizia wore her blue Carolina Herrera piped sheath dress which we first saw her wear in the new official portraits released earlier this year.
The full ceremony can be viewed on YouTube: