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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© Casa de S.M. el Rey

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.

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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.

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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.