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Spain’s King and Queen visit Barcelona after terror attack

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia travelled to Spain to show solidarity with the victims of the recent terror attack in Barcelona and Cambrils.

The King and Queen were on a private holiday with their daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía, when the events unfolded.

After the attack on Thursday, the Spanish monarchy said on Twitter, “They’re murderers, just criminals who aren’t going to terrorise us. All Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will be for all.”

Friday morning, His Majesty attended a moment of silence, which occurred at noon throughout Spain, at the Plaça de Catalunya of Barcelona alongside members of the government and the Spanish people.

After the moment of silence, many gathered began to chant in Catalonian, “We are not afraid.”

The King with members of the government on Friday in Barcelona where a moment of silence was held. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

The Spanish monarchy expressed their sympathy to the family of the woman killed in Cambrils, Ana María Suárez, on Twitter yesterday afternoon, “Our affection for the family of Ana María Suárez, who died in the attack of Cambrils. And our desire for recovery for the injured.”

The King and Queen at Hospital del Mar. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the wounded in many hospitals this morning. Their Majesties visited Saint Pau Hospital and Hospital del Mar.

Before meeting the victims at Hosptial del Mar, the King and Queen attended a meeting with the director the Medical and Assistance Area of the Hospital del Mar about the treatments and support provided to those injured in the attack.

Their Majesties greet and thank the doctors at Saint Pau Hospital. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

After meeting the wounded, His Majesty briefly spoke to the media where he said, “This vile and cowardly attack, murder that has shocked us, cannot live with us or with our values or our democracy.”

The King also said, “We do not have, we will not have fear in the future.”

This afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia also travelled to the site of the attack, Las Ramblas.

Tomorrow, they will attend the Mass for Peace in remembrance of the victims.

At least 13 have been killed and over 100 injured after a terrorist ran over pedestrians with a van in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona on Thursday.

Later, five terrorists were shot dead, and one was wounded by Spanish police in the nearby tourist town of Cambrils. Police have stated that they were attempting to perpetrate a second attack in the popular tourist destination. Seven civilians were injured and one killed.

ISIS has claimed responsibility.

Royals from all over the world have called and sent messages of condolences to the King of Spain and the Spanish people.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.


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