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Spanish royal family pay respects to coronavirus victims during minute’s silence

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May 27, 2020 – 12:39 BST
Danielle Stacey

Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia paid their respects to victims of the coronavirus pandemic, as they joined their dad and mom, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, during a minute’s silence on Wednesday. The family-of-four, all wearing black, stood within the backyard on the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, as they remembered those that have died from COVID-19. In a tweet, the royal family stated: “Spain mourns for so many thousands of compatriots that we have lost in this pandemic. To all, together with their families, we owe our remembrance, our mourning and our affection.”

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The Spanish royals paid tribute to the nation’s coronavirus victims

It’s the primary time Princess Leonor, 14, and Infanta Sofia, 13, have been seen in public because the outbreak of the pandemic, which has pressured international locations across the globe to impose lockdowns. The royal siblings featured in a video stream from the palace, as they learn a passage from Don Quixote to coincide with Book Day on 23 April and despatched a message of help to younger individuals during lockdown.

The Spanish authorities has declared ten days of mourning from Wednesday 27 May, to pay tribute to almost 27,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus – which is the longest official mourning interval within the nation’s four-decade-old democracy. Flags can be at half-mast in additional than 14,000 public buildings throughout the nation in addition to on the navy’s vessels, the Spanish authorities introduced on Tuesday. Restrictions in Madrid and Barcelona had been eased from Monday, with bars, eating places and seashores reopening for the primary time in ten weeks.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia have been finishing up their royal duties remotely, utilizing phone and video calls. The Spanish monarch visited an emergency hospital again in March, sporting a face masks and gloves during the engagement.

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