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Old 05-18-2020, 10:03 AM
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RTVE, the public television, has been controlled for months by Podemos, so it is neither new nor strange that they hide the Head of State, if it is not to talk about his father's controversies.

The Casa Real YouTube channel normally has videos from the EFE Agency, which is also controlled by the government. Since the arrival of PSOE and Podemos, the videos have taken a long time to appear. Also the web server is controlled by the government.

The Spanish government is mismanaging the crisis, and the attitude of some media is more to protect the government than to report transparently. Some private media received financial aid at the start of the crisis, and will probably need more public aid ... so they must protect their money.

Spain is in a state of alarm, the government has special powers, and the King's room for maneuver is more limited. And a government with a lot of ego and that increasingly has a worse image, does not want the Head of State to overshadow them.
In Portugal the situation is not very different. Some private media have also received (or will receive) financial aid from the state and so have been lenient with the government.
It is not enough that we are experiencing a pandemic we are still witnessing a crisis of press freedom... but these are other matters...
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:21 AM
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Here are a few more photos of the king and queen at the Telefonica Headquarters in Madrid, Spain today.

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...-2020%20Madrid

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Old 05-19-2020, 08:44 AM
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia talked to representatives of the Metro Madrid today, May 19:


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Today, May 20, King Felipe and Queen Letizia talked to representatives of the "new creative generation of the Spanish cultural scene":



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Afterwards they talked to representatives of the music sector:



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Old 05-21-2020, 02:55 AM
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited this morning the central fish market and the central fruit and vegetable market MERCAMADRID, to guarantee the supply chain to 12 million people during the pandemic Cordon Press

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/...388482/photo/1
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/...763074/photo/2
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/...889152/photo/1
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This was unexpected and a great visit to make. I hope we will see more of this now that we are slowly opening up.



I still find so unreal pictures like this illustrating the "new normal", but I guess we'll get used to it:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYg8C4RW...name=4096x4096


I like this video, "the applause is to all of you":
https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1263361387365089281
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:36 AM
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Here's a video from the visit to Mercamadrid



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This was unexpected and a great visit to make. I hope we will see more of this now that we are slowly opening up.

Yes Annie it was a great visit and I do hope we see more visit like this .
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Here's another gallery of today's visit:



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King Felipe and Queen Letizia talked with to representatives of the Spanish Confederation of Commerce today, May 22:


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Session of the scientific committee of the Real Instituto Elcano, dedicated to the analysis of the international impact of the pandemic

https://www.casareal.es/ES/Actividad...spx?data=14534
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Here are a few more photos of the King and Queen's meeting with the Real Instituto Elcano today.

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Videoconference with those responsible of Carrefour Spain and its Solidarity Foundation, who have explained to them the impact of the pandemic on trade and the changes they have had to undertake.

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1265249063420735488



Videoconference with the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies. Its president explained to them that, being a sector with low margins, the current freeze on business has caused incalculable damages

https://twitter.com/CasaReal/status/1265249460583530501



From tomorrow and for 10 days there will be official mourning in Spain for the victims of Covid19.

Tomorrow at 12, King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía will observe 1 minute of silence at Zarzuela Palace.

https://www.abc.es/espana/casa-real/...8_noticia.html
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Some photos of the King and Queen from the videocall to the Carrefour Group.

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Minute of silence for the victims of Covid19

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The minutes silence seems to have taken part in a different area of the Zarzuela complex,normally we only see the front facade.
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It was nice to see the family and officials out for the minutes silence. Leonor seems to have shot up in quarantine and seems to be a similar height to her sister now. Someone in another thread mentioned that Leonor seemed unwell, and I do agree that she seemed rather tired and aloof. I hope she's alright given everything that's going on, but perhaps it was just an early start (we are all used to later mornings now in isolation!) as I'm inclined to think that if Leonor was showing symptoms of COVID-19, Felipe and Letizia would have kept her back at the palace.
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The minutes silence seems to have taken part in a different area of the Zarzuela complex,normally we only see the front facade.
I don't think they've ever shown you this Zarzuela garden.
It is the garden that is at the main entrance of the palace.

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Eight young Spanish talents from research, technology, business, culture and social action have exposed today, in an open dialogue with the Kings, how they believe that the COVID19 pandemic is affecting Spanish society and what their vision is Of future


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