The Prince and Princess of Asturias comforted relatives of nine people killed in Spain's deadliest earthquakes in more than 50 years, hugging them and shaking their hands Friday as the royals slowly made their way along a long row of mourners.
Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia bent down to chat with the mourners at a crowded funeral Mass celebrated in a trade center, part of which has been turned into a makeshift refugee camp after two quakes Wednesday left many homeless in the southeastern agricultural city of Lorca.
Many of those in the front row at the Mass wore dark glasses. At one point, the prince stooped down to speak to a boy and affectionately ruffled the child's dark hair.
(this picture is... breath taking).