Felipe VI, at the funeral home of Manuel Barrós Vales, former head of security of the Royal Family

Manuel Barros Valeswho was head of security for Zarzuela during the reign of Don Juan Carlos I and Doña Sofía, died this Friday, May 10, in Madrid of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, as published The debate. A setback for the entire Royal Family, but especially for the emerita, with whom she had a close relationship.

The funeral chapel has been installed at the La Paz de Tres Cantos Mortuary and King Felipe VI has traveled there to show his condolences to all the loved ones of the deceased.

There are many memories that the monarch has of Manuel since he was by his side throughout his childhood and adolescence when he served as head of security for Zarzuela.

The friendship between Queen Sofía and Manolo Barrós began due to the trust that existed between them and, above all, due to the degree of involvement of Don Juan Carlos’s wife with the disease he suffered from: she financed the ALS project ‘Manolo Barrós’ with the Reina Sofía Foundation.

In fact, this same year it was reported that Princess Leonor’s grandmother will chair the I International Congress on ALS ‘Manolo Barrós’ to be held in the city of Almería between June 20 and 21 under the organization of the Research Center Neurological Diseases (CIEN Foundation).