The Spanish Royal Family is the first of the international royals to respond to the attack on London that occurred earlier today.
On the Spanish Royal Family’s official Twitter account (@CasaReal) the message reads:
“Conmocionados por el atentado de Londres, toda nuestra solidaridad con el pueblo británico y sus instituciones en la lucha contra el terror.”
Which translated into English reads:
“Shocked by the bombing of London, our solidarity with the British people and their institutions in the fight against terror.”
Most notably is the fact that there was no bombing in London but a car ploughing down people in the street and a stabbing.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain will be undertaking a State Visit to the UK in June.
The monarch and his wife will travel to the United Kingdom from June 6 – June 8 to promote close ties between the two countries.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia were supposed to visit UK last year on a State Visit, however, it was cancelled due to political turmoil in the country.
Spain’s caretaker government of the time cancelled the upcoming State Visit of King Felipe and Queen Letizia to the UK, amidst ongoing political difficulties in the country.
The attack in London came on the one-year anniversary of the Belgium bombings that killed 32 people. Belgium’s King Philippe gave a powerful speech today asking that “above all, let us dare to be tender”.
The UK Parliament is on lockdown following multiple incidents which include a stabbing and car running into pedestrians.
Four people died in the attacks, including an armed police officer who was guarding Parliament.
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, was ushered into a ministerial car when shots were fired.
The Queen is currently in residence at Buckingham Palace with the Royal Standard flying on the roof.
There will be no plans for Her Majesty to leave London, and the precautionary measures are expected.
The House of Commons and House of Lords has also been suspended for the day – the first time since 2005.