The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II has left a historic meeting between the kings of Spain Felipe VI and Letizia with the emeritus kings Juan Carlos I and Sofia of Greece. The foursome had not met in a public act for two years.

Monday, September 19, 2022, is the last farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away last September 8 in Balmoral, Scotland. Her funeral in London brought together heads of state and members of all the European royal houses, including the King and Queen of Spain.

The King and Queen at Westminster Abbey in London. (@CasaReal)

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain at Westminster Abbey

This event has left several images to remember, such as the public reunion of Juan Carlos de Borbón with Queen Emeritus Sofía, as well as King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia.

Many people wanted to say goodbye to the monarch, among them King Juan Carlos, who despite all his scandals that ended with his self-exile in Abu Dhabi, wanted to have a nice gesture with the British royal family.

This reunion between the King and Queen of Spain and the King and Queen Emeritus had not happened since the funeral of the Infanta Pilar de Borbon in 2020.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain. (Agency)

Tensions and scandals in the Spanish royal family have been a constant in recent years, but to everyone’s surprise, King Juan Carlos accepted a personal invitation to the funeral of Elizabeth II and this has led him to meet his son Felipe and his wife Letizia.

It should be noted that King Juan Carlos announced in 2019 his retirement from public life and since that time he has not participated in any act of an institutional nature.

King Felipe VI has been at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in his capacity as head of state along with Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia. King Juan Carlos has traveled alone from Abu Dhabi in a personal capacity.

The four have shared space and time in a public way. (Agency)

The British protocol and the very nature of the event has led the four kings to sit together during the mass. As it was a serious and solemn act, there was no room for any kind of rapprochement, only the utmost respect for the event.

The historic photograph was taken at an event followed by millions of people around the world.

Robert Marquez

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