The Queen of Spain presided over the annual Santander Bank Social Projects event at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in Madrid.
The Santander Social Projects promotes initiatives that help improve society. With the “Euros From Your Salary” programme, Santander employees in Spain donate part of their salary to charitable causes to support a total of 12 social projects. The proposals are chosen by the bank’s employees and receive more than EUR 40,000 each. In addition, Santander matches the amounts donated by employees to ensure that the projects have a greater impact on society.
Her Majesty thanked the Santander Group for their commitment to ending social inequality.
The Queen's speech was followed by a round table, the presentation of awards and a group photograph with the winners. Before leaving Her Majesty had the opportunity to talk with the winners and the participants in the round table.
The Queen of Spain attended the final of the 2021 edition of 'FameLab Spain', at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid.
FameLab is an international competition to find and support the world's most talented new science communicators. Participants have three minutes to win over the judges and audience with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma. Cheltenham Science Festival in the United Kingdom held the first FameLab in 2005. Its partnership with the British Council in 2007 took the competition globally, and to date, more than 40,000 scientists and engineers have taken part.
Her Majesty presented first place to Jesús Victorino Santos, who qualifies for the Famelab international final. Finalists from over 20 countries together with the winner of FameLab Climate Change Communicators - will compete on the virtual stage for the coveted title of International Winner.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
DRESS: & Other Stories Belted Leather Midi Dress (repeat). First worn in February 2019.
SHOES: Prada beige glossed Saffiano leather pointy-toe pumps with custom platform (repeat).
EARRINGS: Coolook 'Venus' zirconia hoops (repeat).
The King and Queen of Spain hosted a luncheon at the Royal Palace of Madrid in honour of President Iván Duque and the First Lady María Juliana Ruiz, of Colombia, who are making a three-day official visit to Spain.
The visit of President Duque marks 140 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations with Spain, a country that is the main European investor in Colombia and the second in the world, after the United States.
In his speech during the luncheon, King Felipe VI stated that "the ties that unite us do not only look towards the past, but are decidedly projected towards the future ..."
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
DRESS: Massimo Dutti long sleeve satin midi dress in red (repeat). First worn in June 2020.
SHOES: CH Carolina Herrera Essential Slingback Suede Pumps in red (repeat).
EARRINGS: Aldao Joyeros ruby cabochon and diamond dangle earrings (repeat).
Queen Letizia joins fellow UCM alumni to mark the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Information Sciences
The Queen of Spain presided over the commemorative act of the '50th anniversary of the Faculty of Information Sciences' of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).
At the event, seven outstanding professionals who graduated from the Faculty were recognised as 'Illustrious Alumni': Pepa Bueno, Alex Grijelmo, Fernando León de Aranoa, José Antonio Llorente, Mónica Moro, Fernando Rodríguez and Vicente Vallés, including the recognition of 'Honorary Alumni' to the Queen herself, who graduated in journalism from the Faculty in 1995.
In a short speech, the Queen thanked the distinction that "my Faculty and my University make me", she also shared the emotion she had felt when returning to a place that left a "mark”.
During the event, Her Majesty inaugurated an Exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the Faculty and a photographic exhibition of the photojournalist Marisa Flórez. Before leaving the Queen signed the Book of Honor and met with assistants and students.
The Faculty of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid teaches degrees in Journalism, Audiovisual Communication and Advertising, and Public Relations, both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. A whole generation has passed through its classrooms with more than 60,000 professionals trained in the institution throughout its history.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
DRESS: Hugo Boss 'Caddli' Denim Shirt Dress (repeat).
SHOES: Magrit dark red crocodile-effect pumps (repeat).
BELT: NEW! Red crinkled leather skinny belt (unidentified).
EARRINGS: Gold twisted hoop earrings (repeat).
Queen Letizia turn 49 tomorrow!
Wishing Her Majesty a Happy Birthday.
Queen Letizia brings back Pedro del Hierro shirt dress to mark the 40th anniversary of the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado
The Queen of Spain inaugurated the exhibition 'Forty years of friendship. Donations from the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado' at Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
On the 40th anniversary of the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, it recognises and pays tribute to all the Friends who have given their support to the Museum and whose example will serve as a stimulus for new donations. Since its creation, in 1980, the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado not only collaborates in enriching the Prado's heritage but also fosters a better knowledge of its collections through a complete program of activities.
Her Majesty received a guided tour of the exhibition accompanied by the curator, Alberto Pancorbo. The exhibition consists of 36 works, including three by; Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso, all of whom are also closely linked to the Museo Nacional del Prado. Before leaving the Queen held a meeting with the members of the Board of Trustees.
Queen Letizia visited Buen Retiro Park on Friday for the launch the 80th edition of the Madrid Book Fair.
The annual event aims to promote books, reading and organizations involved in the publishing, distribution or retail of books.
The Queen of Spain presided over the opening ceremony of the 2021/2022 School Year at CEIP 'Odón de Buen' and IES 'Gallicum' in the Zaragoza town of Zuera.
The CEIP Odón de Buen is a publicly owned Early Childhood and Primary Education Centre. Currently, the centre is divided into two school buildings, located in the San Juan neighbourhood and in the centre of town.
The IES Gallicum is a publicly owned Secondary Education Institute located in the Bajo Gállego region. Studies included; ESO, Baccalaureate and Educational Cycles.
Her Majesty began her visit at the CEIP Odón de Buen where she visited the psychomotor and multisensory stimulation rooms, which were followed by the library. Later, the Queen moved to IES Gallicum where she toured the facilities and held a working meeting.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
TOP: Adolfo Dominguez short-sleeve cold shoulder top (repeat).
PANTS: Hugo Boss 'Telareama' Snap Detail Wide-Leg Pants (repeat).
SHOES: NEW! Castaner 'Carina' colorblock canvas wedge espadrille in navy blue (€115).
The King and Queen of Spain offered a lunch in honour of the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, at La Zarzuela Palace, Madrid.
The Chilean President is currently on an official visit to Spain, and other European countries to advance economic agreements with the European Union and strengthen bilateral relations with the states he visits.
During the luncheon, King Felipe VI highlighted “Ours are companies that are very close and sensitive to each other, with a significant investment presence, and with immense potential ahead. This explains why Spain exercises, with pleasure and so much naturalness, its vocation as a bridge between the European Union and Chile, thus establishing itself as a solid ally of all initiatives that may require our support at the European level”.
Queen Letizia recovered a floral dress belonging to her mother-in-law, Queen Sofía.
Núria Tiburcio from Vanitatis points out the Queen emeritus premiered the floral patterned dress 40 years ago during a visit to Rome in 1981.
The bodice features flutter sleeves and beaded floral motifs, which Jennifer suggests may be alliums or dandelion seed heads.
The gently pleated skirt has the same floral pattern but is lighter on detail without the beading. The image below offers a closer look at the floral pattern on the skirt and the plisse fabric.
Letizia highlighted her waist with a silver slim belt taken from her pink Michael Kors midi dress.
It appears she modified her Magrit knotted vamp pumps with a rubber platform sole.
Letizia complemented the dress with her Chanel Plume earrings.
The Queen of Spain presided over the award ceremony of the first edition of the 'Retina ECO Awards', at the Giner de los Ríos Foundation, Madrid.
The awards were organised by the newspaper El País in collaboration with the consulting firm Capgemini, to reward the best projects of 2020 in the field of the fight against climate change and sustainability using technology. A jury made up of renowned personalities from the academic and business fields selected 12 finalists, from among 115 submitted nominations.
Her Majesty presented the awards in the four categories: 'Green Generation Award' to Repsol, 'Efficient Consumption Award' to Cellnex, 'Smart Mobility Award' to Airbus and 'Sustainable Ecosystem Award' to Técnicas Reunidas.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
DRESS: NEW! Maria Malo Lovely Lolita Dress in Black (€129).
HANDBAG: Magrit 'Nassa' clutch in black (repeat).
SHOES: Carolina Herrera black suede slingback pumps (repeat).
EARRINGS: Tous gold linear dangle earrings (repeat).