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Spanish King and Queen express their “deepest sorrow” after body of toddler who fell down well was found

Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have expressed their “deepest sorrow” and sent their “deepest condolences” following the body of a Spanish toddler being found in a well.

A two-year-old boy, Julen Rosello, fell down a borehole two weeks ago, and rescue workers worked tirelessly to rescue the child who was over a hundred metres deep. However, in the early hours of Saturday morning, his remains were found by the miners who were digging a tunnel to get to the little boy in an attempt to rescue him.

A spokesperson for the government of Malaga made the heartbreaking announcement earlier today.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia, who are the parents to 13-year-old Leonor, Princess of Asturias and 11-year-old Infanta Sofía, released a statement today to share their condolences.

On Twitter, Their Majesties said in Spanish, “Nuestro dolor más profundo y nuestro pésame más sentido a toda la familia de Julen. Y nuestro reconocimiento a todas y cada una de las personas que, sin descanso, han demostrado su solidaridad sin límites.”

In English, it translates to, “Our deepest sorrow and heartfelt condolences to the entire family of Julen. And our recognition to each and every person who, without rest, have demonstrated their solidarity without limits.”

Last week, the Queen spoke to the Mayor of Totalán (in the province of Malaga) by phone to check on the status of the rescue and to share her solidarity with Julen’s parents. The boy’s parents had already lost one child, Oliver when he was three-years-old and suffered a heart attack. The Queen asked that the Mayor extend her encouragement and support, as a mother, to Julen’s parents. Sources familiar with the conversation also said that Her Majesty wanted to provide support to the emergency services performing the attempted rescue.

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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. Her love of royals began in middle school, and 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.