The King and Queen of Spain attended the inauguration of the new building of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Art) of the Fundación Helga de Alvear (Helga de Alvear Foundation), in Cáceres.
The centre will be a benchmark for contemporary art that will house 3,000 pieces, the construction is also the Spanish candidate in the 'Mies Van de Rohe 2021' European Architecture Awards. The Helga de Alvear Foundation is an NPO, autonomous and independently managed cultural entity, created in 2006. Its purpose is to fulfil Helga de Alvear's desire to share her collection with society and to the interest of several public institutions from Extremadura to provide Cáceres with a centre for research, dissemination and education in the field of contemporary visual creation.
Upon arrival, the King and Queen revealed the commemorative plaque and received explanations by Emilio Tuñón, the architect, and José María Viñuela, patron of the Helga de Alvear Foundation and curator of the collection. They toured the new building, signed the Museum's Book of Honor and held a brief meeting with the attendees.
Queen Letizia stepped out in her Felipe Varela tweed dress which first made an appearance in October of 2017 (shown below).
Today she contrasted the white and metallic woven dress with black accessories, opting for a black skinny belt and her Manolo Blahnik BB snakeskin embossed pumps with a custom rubber platform sole.
Letizia coordinated the reptilian inspired pumps with her Nina Ricci 'Marche' handbag featuring a snakeskin embossed flap front.
She finished the look with her beloved gold bamboo design huggie hoop earrings.
The Queen of Spain received two audiences on Wednesday at the Palacio de La Zarzuela, Madrid.
Her Majesties first audience was with a representation of the Spanish Association of Business Women of Madrid, ASEME, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. During the meeting, topics of relevance for the business community, and women, in particular, were addressed, such as the effect of COVID-19, the challenges of technology, the labour market and progress towards co-responsibility. ASEME is an interprofessional association founded in 1971 to support and promote the full development of women.
Queen Letizia's second audience of the day was with a representation of the Code.org movement for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The representatives shared their plans to democratize programming among children from all over Europe, trusting Spain as an entry point for the development of the project. They are hoping to replicate the US' model of success and train a similar percentage of Spanish and European students and teachers, eliminating any gender gap, salary or social that may exist. Code.org was launched in the US in 2013, it is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.
Queen Letizia wore her confetti print Massimo Dutti shirt dress.
Letizia again opted to complement the patterned frock with her custom rust-red leather and suede pumps by Magrit.
The King and Queen of Spain attended the presentation the Scholarships of the Spanish Cooperation at Palacio de Viana, Madrid.
The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the Carolina Foundation bring together their scholarship, lecturer and internship programs on a single web page under the slogan 'Scholarships that change lives, scholarships designed to promote the common good'. It brings together the numerous study plans and professional practices offered by the AECID and the Carolina Foundation, institutions promoting the initiative, in solidarity with the partner countries of Spanish Cooperation.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
TOP: NEW! Hugo Boss 'Ibiaska' V-neck top in pure silk with flared sleeves (£249).
SKIRT: Hugo Boss light blue high-waisted pencil skirt (repeat).
HANDBAG: Carolina Herrera 'Baret' navy leather clutch bag (repeat).
SHOES: Magrit 'Mónica' navy patent leather pumps (repeat).
The Queen of Spain visited the exhibition 'Concepción Arenal. La Pasión Humanista 1820-1893' (The Humanist Passion) organised by the National Library of Spain and Spanish Cultural Action, at Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid.
The exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Concepción Arenal Ponte, in Ferro (31st January 2020). Concepción Arenal, a graduate in law, thinker, journalist, poet and Galician dramatic author within the literary Realism and pioneer in Spanish feminism, she was one of the most important thinkers of 19th century Spain and a key figure in Spanish culture in the forging of a liberal national consciousness.
The exhibition is structured into eight biographical spaces (Ferrol, Armano, Madrid, Potes, Coruña, Madrid, Gijón, Vigo) in which she lived, thought, wrote, loved and repaired texts, manuscripts, objects and images linked to her life. Another four thematic spaces articulate (loves and heartbreaks; models and values; Who am I? Portraits; Concepción Arenal activist, its causes).
Queen Letizia arrived at the National Library of Spain wearing her black Carolina Herrera cape-inspired coat.
Once inside the building, she took it off to fully reveal a dark pink open back dress by Massimo Dutti.
The $315 piece is a new addition to Letizia's closet. It features a high neck that drapes around to the back and finishes in a reverse collar.
Queen Letizia complemented the jewel tone with her LODI 'Sara' ombre patent pumps.
The Queen of Spain received two audiences on Thursday at the Palacio de La Zarzuela, Madrid.
Her Majesty's first audience was with a representation of the Confederación Salud Mental España (Spanish Mental Health Confederation), who informed the Queen of how the pandemic is affecting the mental health of the population. The president of the confederation explained how restrictive measures and the socioeconomic consequences that accompany it 'are beginning to take their toll on the mental health of the population.
Queen Letizia's second audience of the day was with a representation of the Asociación Europea contra las Leucodistrofias ELA-España (European Association against Leukodystrophies ELA-Spain). The representatives explained their aim of focusing funding on programs dedicated to improving the health and well-being of patients.
For today's audience hearings, Queen Letizia offset a black top and slim trousers with a glen plaid blazer by CH Carolina Herrera. The £750 double-breasted jacket is a new addition to Letizia's closet.
She also debuted a pair of black Uterque leather loafer with chain detail.
The King and Queen of Spain presented the journalism awards of the Madrid Press Association (APM) for the years 2019 and 2020, at Cybele Palace in Madrid on Tuesday.
The pandemic forced the APM to postpone the ruling of the 2019 edition, so 2019 has been awarded jointly with the 2020 edition. The APM awards are considered among the most prestigious in the sector and are generally convened at the end of each year.
Queen Letizia arrived at the event wearing her pink Carolina Herrera brushed wool coat.
The cozy topper is from the designer's F/W 2017 collection and was first worn by Her Majesty in November of 2018 for the State welcome of the President of China.
Today Queen Letizia opted to wear her Reiss 'Marlie' ombre pleated midi skirt with a basic black crew-neck knit.
We first saw the eye catching skirt for a Rare Diseases World Day event in March of 2020.
Letizia complemented today's look with her Carolina Herrera 'Astrud' clutch bag and Steve Madden 'Dominique' over-the-knee suede boots.
She completed the ensemble with her Gold and Roses Balance Combo Earrings.
Earlier in the day, Casa Real released a pre-recorded message from Queen Letizia to mark the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day (SID).
The National Institute of Cybersecurity annually celebrates SID, and for the first time this year, it carried out events digitally due to the pandemic. The day not only aims to create a safer Internet but a better Internet, where technology is used in a responsible, respectful, critical and creative way. SID targets children, young people, parents and guardians, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as businesses and policy-makers, encouraging them to actively participate in creating a better Internet.
It appears the pre-recorded message was filmed last Friday because Queen Letizia wore the same outfit for the meeting of the Delegate Commission of the Princess of Girona Foundation (shown below).
The King and Queen of Spain presided over the twenty-seventh meeting of the Delegate Commission of the Princess of Girona Foundation (FPdGi) at the Palacio de La Zarzuela, Madrid.
The FPdGi is a private foundation, which was created in 2009. It is promoted by approximately 90 top-level employers, King Felipe VI is the honorary president on behalf of his eldest daughter, Princess Leonor. The foundation aspires to be a benchmark at the state level in supporting young people in their professional and personal development, placing special interest in the detection of talented young people who serve as contemporary references to other young people (FPdGi Awards), as well as programs for the improved employability (Talent Rescuers) and educational transformation of young teachers.
It appears Queen Letizia wore her evergreen Carolina Herrera pant suit.
It consists of a wool-blend longline jacket and matching straight-leg trousers.
Letizia first stepped out in the two-piece suit last February for the FPdGi 'Social' awards.
Unfortunately there are limited photos from today's event. I will update the post if any further outfit details become available.
The Queen of Spain chaired the 10th Forum Against Cancer meeting in Madrid today, organized as part of the events to mark World Cancer Day.
Her Majesty attended the conference in her role as Honorary President of the AECC - Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (Spanish Association Against Cancer).
The focus of this year's forum was to analyze the consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic on cancer patients. The president of the AECC, Ramón Reyes, affirmed that the pandemic has aggravated an already vulnerable situation, causing an impact on patients family's at a psychological, economic, social, and labour level.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
COAT: Nina Ricci tweed swing coat (repeat).
TOP: Hugo Boss 'Banika' pussycat bow blouse (repeat).
PANTS: Massimo Dutti Checked Wide-Leg Trousers (repeat).
SHOES: Magrit navy leather pumps (repeat).
The Queen of Spain chaired a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD) at the charity's headquarters in Madrid.
The FAD, founded in 1986, is a private, non-profit, non-denominational, apolitical institution which aims to prevent drug use and its consequences, promoting preventive education across the community.
As Honorary President of the FAD, Her Majesty was informed of the actions carried out in relation to COVID-19, including a brief overview of the main activities and projects carried out last year and some of the actions planned for 2021.
Queen Letizia looked stylish in a simple black ensemble topped with her monochrome Nina Ricci coat.
The black and white patterned coat premiered in Paris during the 2015 State Visit to France. Letizia wore it for lunch with the French Prime Minister and his wife at the Hôtel Matignon (shown below).
Today she complemented the effortless ensemble with her Carolina Herrera 'Astrud' clutch bag and black suede Hugo Boss 'Lara' loafers.
Letizia completed the outfit with her Gold & Roses Double Dagger Earrings.