Spanish royal couple visits victims of La Palma volcano eruption

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Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Thursday flew to La Palma, where a volcano in Cumbre Vieja in the south of the Canary island erupted last weekend for the first time in 50 years. The royal couple first visited some of the over 6,000 evacuees and gave them words of encouragement, reported state broadcaster RTVE. Many of them have lost all their belongings due to the eruption. Felipe and Letizia were accompanied by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. They later met representatives of the island’s government and went to see the destruction caused by the eruption first hand. They also visited…

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