Queen Letizia has been praised by royal fans for rapping to raise awareness for the issue of mental health.
The Spanish queen, 51, presided over The Institutional Act event in honour of World Mental Health Day on Tuesday.
Taking to the stage, Queen Letizia opened her speech by reciting lyrics by Madrid-born rapper, El Chojin.
Watch her raping via this link: https://cdn.jwplayer.com/previews/sx8avA7N
The lyrics translated into English are: “I do what I can. I get to what I get to, and it is not healthy that so much is demanded of me.”
Aware of her influence, Letizia then said: “If today or tomorrow even one newspaper writes, ‘The Queen Raps for the Mental Health Day it will bring attention to the cause.”
Royal watchers were delighted with Queen Letizia’s approach to bringing awareness.
“She is wonderful, an excellent communicator and very involved in these issues,” one commented.
Another said: “Queen Letizia dares to rap for mental health. She never ceases to surprise us.”
Others commented with an array of clapping hand emojis.
The queen went on to ask for greater investment in mental health services because everyone needs “tools to face life”.
She added: “Investment in mental health is the guarantee of a prosperous and equitable future for all people. When there is no mental health, any hope of living fully is extinguished.”
This year’s event was themed “Mental Health, global health: A Universal Right”.
The royal, who was wearing a green silk pleated Sandro dress, was joined by Spain’s Minister of Health, Jose Manuel Miñones, and the President of the Confederation Mental Health Spain, Nel Gonzalez Zapico.