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The relationship between the Spanish and English Royal Family is not only one of counterparts but of relatives.

For this reason, when Don Felipe and Doña Letizia learned of the death of the Prince of Edinburgh, they rushed to send a telegram of condolences to Queen Elizabeth II.

In the brief writing, the Kings show the closeness with the British sovereign, with whom they forget formalities and

treat of "aunt".

"Dear Aunt Lilibet

", begins the writing of the Kings.

"We have felt

a deep sadness

to receive the news of the death of our dear

Uncle Philip,

" they continue.

"In these painful moments, we want to convey our deepest condolences on behalf of the Government and the Spanish people, as well as all our closeness and support.

We will never forget

the occasions that we were able to share with him, nor the legacy of service and dedication to the Crown. and the United Kingdom that always played by your side ", continue the Kings.


thoughts and prayers

are with your majesty and with the whole family. With all our love and affection," they say goodbye.

The death of Felipe de Edimburgo at the age of 99 on April 9 was reported by Buckingham Palace around

twelve noon,

one Spanish time.

At that time, the Kings were on an official visit to the Iberdrola training center, which they were inaugurating.

But barely an hour after the end of the act, they had already sent a telegram to the British sovereign.

The last time that Don Felipe and Doña Letizia met Felipe of Edinburgh in public was

in July 2017

, when the Kings made a state trip to the United Kingdom.

At the moment, in Zarzuela they

are waiting

to know how the British royal house will proceed with the funeral of Felipe de Edimburgo to act.

The prince expressed that he wanted a discreet and familiar farewell at Windsor Palace, so it is unknown if someone from the Spanish Royal Family will attend the funeral.

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