Royals attend quake Mass

SPAIN’s crown prince and princess attended a funeral Mass for the nine people killed in the country’s deadliest earthquakes in more than 50 years.

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia hugged relatives and shook their hands as they slowly made their way along a long row of mourners in the town of Lorca.

They bent down to chat with the mourners at the Mass celebrated in a trade centre, part of which has been turned into a makeshift refugee camp after two quakes on Wednesday left many homeless.

Also attending the Mass was Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who earlier toured the ravaged town to see the widespread damage that forced an estimated 3,000 people to spend another night sleeping in tents.


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