The Spanish Royal Family pays tribute to the victims of COVID-19 and frontline workers
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:
19/7/2020 06:19:21 pm
Princess Leonor is wearing a dress by Claudie Pierlot, Infanta Sofia by Massimo Dutti.....if you were interested...
19/7/2020 11:45:02 pm
The CH dress is gorgeous. I'm happy to see it again because it's a real classic, beautifully tailored from the bodice to the waistband and perfect for the occasion.
22/7/2020 01:08:47 am
Me too Sandy, I love this dress although I do slightly prefer the red version. I hope we will see it again soon!
21/7/2020 02:47:56 am
My goodness, I turn my back for five minutes and there are three more Letizia engagements. The royal family pulled off a memorable and solemn occasion with great dignity here, and I' delighted to see that superb CH dress again. It rather demonstrates how much more gravitas for such occasions can be gained by wearing couture rather than High Street. Sofia looks so grown up in her navy shirtdress and the edgy slingbacks,
23/7/2020 04:20:28 am
One of my favourite dresses, its beautiful and perfect for this solemn occasion. The cut, fit and length is perfect, and gorgeous shade of blue. Choice of shoes and clutch looked fabulous.
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