The Spanish monarchs had already confirmed their attendance and were seen at their entrance to the temple. Both without masks, it is the first time in months that the Queen is seen without the biosecurity implement.
Queen Letizia and her husband, King Philip, joined the other representatives of the royal households who gathered at the religious ceremony to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh who died on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99.
At the time and due to the restrictions of the pandemic, the British royal family opted for an intimate and family ceremony. But now, almost a year later, the mass has been celebrated and he has been said goodbye as he deserved; a ceremony where the queen could not hide her emotions and shed some tears.
Before the arrival of the King and Queen of Spain at the abbey, the Spanish Royal Family issued some heartfelt words in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh.
“The Duke of Edinburgh left a legacy of service and dedication to the Crown and the United Kingdom last year. In honor of the unforgettable occasions shared, the King and Queen will attend today’s Mass of thanksgiving for his life and work,” reads the message, which was echoed by the British Royal Family.
El Duque de Edimburgo dejó el pasado año un legado de servicio y dedicación a la Corona y al Reino Unido.
En honor a las inolvidables ocasiones compartidas, los Reyes asistirán hoy a la misa de Acción de Gracias por su vida y trabajo. pic.twitter.com/FHCFWz5WXI
— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) March 29, 2022
Queen Letizia outfit today
The Queen consort of Spain looked very elegant and wanted to have an affectionate gesture with the Duke of Edinburgh. She chose to wear a dark green coat very British style that made her look spectacular, she wore a headdress, game of the Spanish house Balel and combined the outfit with black pumps and a bag of the same tone. As for jewelry, Queen Letizia wore diamond piercings from Gold&Roses and her Karen Hallam ring.