This was Juan Carlos’s affectionate greeting to Felipe and Letizia: the most anticipated image

At the doors of the Military Cathedral of Madrid and accompanied by Beltrán and Juan Gómez Acebo. This has been the reunion between the emeritus and his son, don Felipealso accompanied by his wife, the Queen Letizia. We had not seen them together since last February 27 in London, when they coincided at the funeral of Constantine of Greece in the Windsor chapel, an ‘official’ and protocol appointment far from the family gatherings that they have held in recent months ( on Leonor’s birthday in October or on Infanta Elena’s birthday in December) and in those who kept their distance from the cameras. The reunion took place this Monday during the funeral of Fernando Gómez Acebo, which has brought together a large part of the king’s family and also important personalities from the world of business and the aristocracy.

The kings arrived walking and arm in arm to the Cathedral Church of the Armed Forces of Madrid, better known as the Military Cathedral, where the Gómez Acebos waited at the doors to receive all the attendees. Don Felipe has merged in an emotional hug with all of his cousins, as well as Doña Letizia, who has been especially affectionate with Simoneta, sister of the deceased. Afterwards they greeted Don Juan Carlos, who was already inside the temple. Judging by the face of the emeritus, captured while he was talking to his daughter-in-law, the talk was quite friendly.

In dribs and drabs and separately, the Queen Sofiadressed in rigorous black, Infantas Elena and Cristinaand the brothers Froilan y Victoria Federica. With them, however, Kings Felipe and Letizia have not been photographed, who were among the first to leave the cathedral after finishing the tribute to Fernando. Yes, the complicity and affection between the rest of the Bourbons has been captured with gestures of affection from Doña Sofía to her sister-in-law Margarita and her niece María or the kisses between Elena and Victoria Federica with some of her second cousins. she.