UPDATED: Royals Scramble To Respond To Pandemic

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have worked to remain active in recent weeks as Spain becomes one of the global hotspots for the coronavirus pandemic.

The King, according to media outlets, helped secure medical equipment from contacts in China, including billionaire Jack Ma and Huawei.

Their Majesties have also hosted numerous telephone and video meetings with officials, community leaders and first responders.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia speaking with leaders of Spanish car company SEAT about the production of essential health equipment. Spanish Royal Household

The King has also held some in-person meetings at Zarzuela Palace with key officials.

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King Felope meeting with Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska. Spanish Royal Household

The King left home last week to visit an emergency military hospital. He wore a face mask for most of the trip.

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Spanish Royal Household

The Royal Guard, meanwhile, has been deployed to provide community assistance.

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Spanish Royal Household

The Royal Household’s social media feeds have been busier than usual with information related to the coronavirus.

 

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