THE PRINCE & PRINCESS OF ASTURIAS ATTEND PRAYER VIGIL LED BY POPE BENEDICT XVI IN MADRID

Felipe and Letizia, the Prince and Princess of Asturias, attended a prayer vigil on August 20, 2011, officiated by Pope Benedict XVI as part of the World Youth Day events held in Madrid.  The prayer vigil took place at the Cuatro Vientos air base in Madrid.  Some 1 million young people were present and spent the night on a vast esplanade the size of forty-eight football fields.

Prince Felipe points something out to his wife, Letizia, during the prayer vigil at Cuatro Vientos air base, Madrid, August 20, 2011 (photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)

Felipe and Letizia applaud during the prayer vigil, Madrid, Spain, August 20, 2011 (photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)

Felipe and Letizia at the prayer vigil presided by Pope Benedict XVI, August 20, 2011 (photo: Bauer Griffin)

The Prince and Princess of Asturias greet Pope Benedict XVI at the Cuatro Vientos air base, Madrid, August 20, 2011 (photo: Bauer Griffin)

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