Palma, Aug 9 (EFE) .- The kings will begin the official agenda of their twelve-day stay in Palma this Monday with a series of activities that include a visit with their daughters in the Mallorcan municipality of Petra of the fray’s birthplace Junípero Serra.
An act full of symbolism in the face of the attacks that both in Spain and the United States have suffered several statues of the Franciscan saint who founded missions in California in the 18th century by groups that accuse him of racism.
It will be the first time that Don Felipe, Doña Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía will be seen publicly after their arrival last Friday at the Marivent Palace, and it will also be their first official activity outside the Zarzuela since the departure from Spain of King Juan Carlos.
The image of the members of the royal family in Petra and some other activity that they plan to star during their stay in the Balearic Islands will replace the traditional posing that they performed in Marivent and that this year will not be done, according to the Zarzuela, due to the pandemic of coronavirus.
A pandemic that has also motivated the kings to plan a series of events in the coming days in Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza to contact various sectors and convey their support to the consequences of COVID-19.
The coronavirus has also led to the suspension of the usual reception to Balearic society this year, but the king will begin his agenda this Monday by meeting with various authorities at the Almudaina Palace.
The first of them, the regional president, Francina Armengol, and later, the president of the regional Parliament, Vicenç Thomas; the mayor of Palma, José Hila, and the president of the Consell de Mallorca, Catalina Cladera.
In the afternoon, together with the queen and her daughters, they will move to Petra to visit the birthplace of Brother Junípero Serra.
Also accompanied by their daughters, the kings will visit the Naüm socio-educational project in Palma on Tuesday 11th.
On Wednesday, the 12th, the monarch will maintain the traditional office with the head of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, at the Marivent Palace.
The next day Mr. Felipe and Mrs. Letizia will travel to Menorca to visit the Coinga production plant, in the town of Alaior, and hold a meeting with representatives of the Mahón cheese designation of origin.
They will complete their stay on this island with a visit to the Naveta des Tudons, in Ciutadella, the most relevant prehistoric monument in Menorca.
While waiting to finalize their agenda for the last few days, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia will also go to Ibiza on August 17, the eve of their return to Madrid.
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