Queen Letizia today made her first public appearance since controversy erupted over an apparent spat with Queen Sofia.
On Eastern Sunday, Queen Letizia apparently prevented Queen Sofia from posing for pictures with Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia.
Spanish society and royal watchers have been divided in their response, many condemning Queen Letizia as mean, inflexible, petty and un-royal.
During an event on disabilities today, the queen greeted the public but did face at least one heckler.
A friend of the queen told media outlets Her Majesty was concerned, surprised and hurt about the controversy.