Queen: “It’s Difficult To Smile Today.”

Queen Letizia addressed the recent terrorist attacks in Paris during a speech in Madrid today.

“Mother Teresa used to say that peace began with a smile,” said the Queen.

“It’s difficult to smile today but we will do it. It’s the first step for everything.”

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Earlier this weekend King Felipe and Queen Letizia signed a condolence book at the French Embassy in Madrid.

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia also stopped to pay their respects.


It’s the second time in recent days that King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia are seen together.

King Honors Paris Victims

King Felipe today observed a moment of silence at the Royal Palace in Madrid in remembrance of the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attach in Paris.

King Felipe with Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo.

The King held the moment of silence during a ceremony to receive credentials from new ambassadors to Spain.