The country continues to regain the desired normality after a time of strict confinement. Since the state of alarm was decreed, the kings Philip and Letizia They have continued with their work from their respective offices in the Zarzuela Palace. Last Thursday, the monarchs returned to mix with the citizens visiting Mercamadrid at dawn, a key point during the quarantine, there they appreciated the work of their staff during the crisis. Next Monday, all of Spain will be at least in phase 1, therefore, from Zarzuela a greater external presence of their Majesties is confirmed who have not stopped during this time focusing on the health emergency.
In just over two months, specifically in a total of 70 days of activity, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia have adapted their agenda to continuously monitor the pandemic both in our country and in the world. The objective has been to be in contact with society by carrying out various dialogues with those who have placed themselves on the front line of this health emergency, also with social, economic, cultural, scientific, humanitarian and sports groups with which to carry out an analysis. and convey a clear message of encouragement and support.
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King Felipe has maintained his institutional activities daily and has been in permanent contact with the Government, the regional and local authorities, as well as with other Heads of State and Multinational Organizations. On March 18, he addressed the public on the occasion of the health crisis, a message that already remains as a historical speech: “This virus will not defeat us. Unlike. It will make us stronger as a society; a more committed, more caring, more united society. A society standing in the face of any adversity ”. While Doña Letizia has intensified her work with special attention to the social sectors, with which she has been developing her usual agenda for some time.
The figures are overwhelming of a work, perhaps less visible to the public, but not for that reason less intense. The monarchs have made a total of 84 video conferences, 141 phone calls and have had conversations with more than 1,000 people in different calls, both individual and multiple. Likewise, they have had contact with a total of twelve Heads of State, a Crown Prince, four Multinational Organizations, three Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Spain and nine Honorary Ambassadors of the Spain Brand. Both Don Felipe and Doña Letizia have wanted to be in contact with the health sector in recent months. Making calls to hospitals and health areas of all the Communities, There have been 47 conversations with reference health centers carried out in 37 cities and in 32 provinces. The Community of Madrid and Catalonia have been more closely followed as they are the most affected by the pandemic in our country.
It should be remembered that the King made an emergency visit to the IFEMA Hospital at the end of March.. Along with his wife, he also visited the 112 headquarters. Don Felipe has also favored the channeling of some donations, through the appropriate channels, to support the provision of sanitary material at the service of professionals and society. During this time, monarchs have been in permanent contact with large NGOs who have intensified their work due to the pandemic: Cáritas, the Red Cross, the Food Bank, Cermi, ONce, Projecte Home and the Volunteer Platform. As honorary president of the Red Cross, Ms. Letizia shared a working day with the volunteers. And as honorary president of the FAD she has chaired a Board of Trustees focused on the effects of the pandemic on adolescence and youth.
From the first days of the alarm state, Felipe VI made the decision to put the Royal Guard and the Security Service of the House of HM the King to the priority service against the pandemic that has been supporting the common effort on a daily basis in disinfection, information and humanitarian support for citizens in coordination with the missions entrusted to the Armed Forces and State Security Forces and Bodies and in support of the task of all public institutions involved. Culture and education has also been another of its focuses of interest. They met in videoconference with four exponents of Spanish Music, of different styles and generations, but all facing a common crisis: José Mercé, Miguel Poveda and David Bisbal.
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