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SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY ATTENDED OFFICIAL TRIBUTE TO THE VICTIMS OF COVID-19

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia together with their daughters Princess Leonor of Asturias and Infanta Sofía, presided over the official tribute to the victims of Covid-19 and recognition of society, held at the Plaza de la Armeria of The Royal Palace of Madrid (Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid) on July 16.

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Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Infanta Sofia.

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Felipe VI and Queen Letizia accompanied by Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía entered the Plaza de la Armería

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Princess Leonor and King Felipe VI.



Spanish Royal Family occupied the place of honor in the circle, around the fire pit, and the National Anthem was performed.

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The journalist Ana Blanco, who acted as master of ceremonies, welcomed and lit fire pit, giving way to the institutional statements of the representatives of the victims of Covid-19 and of the health workers, Hernando Fernández Calleja and Aroa López Martín, respectively.

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The head of Nursing at the Vall d’Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona, ​​Aroa López, is seen during her speech.



Then, the ceremony to honor the victims of Covid-19 and recognition of society began, Her Majesty the King and Princess Leonor, accompanied by the representatives of victims and health workers, in front of the cauldron, deposited two white roses, followed by the offering of the rest of the designated authorities and accompanied by representatives of civil society.

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Aroa López, nurse at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, King Felipe VI, Crown Princess Leonor and Hernando Fernández Calleja lay down flowers during the State tribute to the victims of the coronavirus.

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Flowers are placed around a fire pit during the State tribute.

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Afterwards, King Felipe VI delivered a speech in honor of the victims of Covid-19.

His Majesty the King in his speech indicated that

“… Without a doubt, we have contracted a moral obligation and a civic duty: The moral obligation to always recognize, respect and remember the dignity of the deceased and especially the spirit of that admirable generation of Spanish, and the civic duty to preserve and promote the best values that underlie our coexistence … “

King Felipe VI of Spain
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The solemn act ended with the interpretation of the poem “Silencio”, by Octavio Paz, followed by a minute of silence.

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For the event, Queen Letizia opted for her navy blue Carolina Herrera sheath dress with navy Nina Ricci suede pumps.

Princess Leonor wore Claudie Pierlot Sleeveless Chain Print Knit Dress and black Pretty Ballerina flats.

Infanta Sofia was wearing Comptoir Des Cotonniers Linen Dress and Massimo Dutti Sling Back flats with buckles.

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