12 Sep, 2022 @ 12:46
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IN PICS: King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain and Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez express their condolences for the death of Elizabeth II to the British Ambassador in Madrid

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KING Felipe and Queen Letizia have expressed their condolences to UK ambassador Hugh Elliot over the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

They visited the UK embassy in Madrid to meet Elliot and sign the condolence book at 7:56 pm on Friday September 6.

The King and Queenexpressed their respect and admiration for Queen Elizabeth, as well as deep sadness over her death.

The Spanish royal s wrote: “Her example of dignity, serenity and tireless dedication to the service of the United Kingdom and its people will always be a great source of inspiration for all.”

Half an hour later, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrived at the UK embassy to give the Spanish government’s condolences.

After spending a little time in the embassy, Sanchez wrote in a  tweet: “This afternoon, I went to the residence of the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to express my affection from the Spanish population to the Royal Family, the Government and British citizens.”

“Queen Elizabeth II’s commitments and sense of duty will inspire future generations,” he added.

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Jorge Hinojosa

Jorge Hinojosa Mena was born and bred in Madrid before moving to the UK to study. After an undergraduate degree in Manchester, he completed an MA in International Journalism at City. He has worked in radio and for Spain’s Efe news agency before joining the Olive Press in March 2022. Contact: Jorge@theolivepress.es

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