The Queen of Spain presided over the official act of the annual celebration of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2021 in Spain, at the Teaching Centre of the Spanish Red Cross, Madrid. The 8th of May is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.
The celebration of World Red Cross and Crescent Day takes place during the largest operation in the history of the Spanish Red Cross, the Red Cross RESPONDE Plan against COVID-19, through which it has already supported more than 4 million vulnerable people in Spain impacted by the pandemic, and more than 700 million people around the world through the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
During the event, under the slogan 'From society to society' videos were screened and the humanitarian organisation presented its 2020 Gold Medals (whose delivery had to be postponed due to the pandemic) and the 2021 Plaque of Honor. Her Majesty gave a speech in which she said "We are the Red Cross who are part of society. For this reason, behind this organisation should be the will of all (administrations, private sector, each citizen) to help and share, because it is not possible to live turning our backs on us. It is, as President Rocca has said, a time of kindness. And of union and responsibility".
The Queen of Spain chaired a working meeting with The Urgent Spanish Foundation -FundéuRAE (La Fundación del Español Urgente) on Tuesday at the Royal Spanish Academy, Madrid.
The FundéuRAE is a non-profit organisation founded in February 2005, the result of an agreement between the EFE Agency and the BBVA bank, with the advice of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), whose main objective is to promote the good use of Spanish in the media. Its team of journalists, linguists, lexicographers, orthotypegraphers, proofreaders and translators offer recommendations and answers daily queries, to aid those who use the language in their work.
Her Majesty has followed the work of FundéuRAE since 2005 and accepted her honorary presidency in January 2021. Queen Letizia was informed of the projects and works in development that the Foundation plans to carry out in 2021 including the potential points on the new edition of the Language and Journalism Congress, which will take place after the summer in San Millán de la Cogolla.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
COAT: NEW! Mirto black & white checkered waterproof trench coat (€375).
TOP: NEW! Hugo Boss Ifiona layered-look top (£179).
PANTS: Uterque black nappa leather leggings (repeat).
HANDBAG: Nina Ricci 'Marche' handbag with a snakeskin-embossed flap front (repeat).
SHOES: Magrit custom pair of black leather pumps (repeat).
EARRINGS: Gold & Roses butterfly stud earrings (repeat).
The Queen of Spain was at the headquarters of The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism on Friday to attend a presentation of the report conducted by the 'Working Group' on "Women and Internationalization of the Spanish Economy".
The Working Group was launched in 2019 by the Secretary of State for Trade within the framework of the II Action Plan to Support Internationalization and within the Internationalization Strategy of the Spanish Economy 2017-2027. It is made up of representatives of the government administrations as well as university institutions and the business sector, in order to identify problems and find joint solutions.
At the event, Her Majesty was presented with the findings of the Working Group report on “Women and Internationalization” and heard how more promotion is need to encourage greater participation of women in international activity. The report highlighted the importance of promoting greater visibility and training, the incorporation of gender clauses in trade agreements, and greater financial support for women.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
DRESS: Hugo Boss 'Caddli' stretch-denim dress with bell cuffs and ribbon belt (repeat).
BELT: NEW! Nude suede waist belt (unidentified).
SHOES: LODI 'Saray' nude patent leather pumps (repeat).
EARRINGS: TOUS 'Beethoven' earrings (repeat).
The Queen of Spain participated in a virtual event organised by the Princess of Girona Foundation (FPdGi) to announce the winner of the 2021 'Social' FPdGi Award.
Before announcing Ousman Umar, social entrepreneur and founder of NASCO Feeding Minds as the winner of the 2021 Social Award, Her Majesty hosted four previous years winners in her office at the Palace of Zarzuela to discuss the importance of social enterprises.
Between the 4th of March and 29th of April, the FPdGi begins a virtual tour of different autonomous communities of Spain (La Rioja, Castilla-La Mancha, Aragon & the Valencian Community) to publicise the activity of its programs, propose current debates and announce the new winners for 2021 in Arts and Letters, Business, Social field and Scientific Research. In addition, in each territory, the Entrepreneurial Challenge with educational centres, an online disruptive workshop that encourages creative innovation, teamwork and communication based on a guided dynamic of generating ideas about a related problem, which has been energized four weeks before.
The King and Queen of Spain visited Fuendetodos on Monday to attend several events commemorating the 275th anniversary of Francisco de Goya’s birth.
Goya (1746-1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. He is considered the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and throughout his long and successful career was a commentator and chronicler of his era.
Their Majesties visited the house of Goya's birthplace which houses the exhibition 'Sapristi! Tribute to Goya'. They continued to Ignacio Zuloaga Exhibition House, where they held a brief meeting with representatives of the Goya Foundation in Aragon and saw the exhibition 'Solana versus Goya. Mask and simulation', by José Gutiérrez Solana. They later toured the 'Antonio Saura' Engraving Workshop and the Engraving Museum, where they explored rooms dedicated to Goya's four series of engravings, Los Caprichos, Los Desastres de la Guerra, La Tauromaquia and Los Disparates.
At the Fuendetodos Space, Their Majesties presided over the meeting of the Goya Foundation in Aragón and Goya Fuendetodos Cultural Consortium Board of Trustees. Filmmaker, Carlos Saura, presented the project 'Filmando a Goya'. Concluding their visit, they had a brief meeting with the attendees.
Queen Letizia looked chic in a monochrome ensemble for today's trip to Fuendetodos.
She brought back the white textured bell sleeve jacket which has been in her closet since 2008.
The designer of the piece has remained unknown, however I believe I may have finally solved the origin of the jacket! In the photo below I can see the Burberry logo engraved on the black oversized buttons. It feels so good to put this ID to rest!
UPDATE: @ModeMathilde tells me the jacket is available at Vestiaire Collective.
Letizia teamed her black & white Hugo Boss striped sweater with the unidentified black cropped tie-waist trousers she debuted recently for a visit to Toledo.
Earlier in the day we saw Letizia carry her Nina Ricci 'Marche' handbag.
She completed the look with a new pair of black suede pumps featuring a covered buckle on the vamp.
They are the 'Carrie' slingbacks (€180) by Spanish artisan shoemaker, Isabel Abdo.
On Friday the 26th of March, the King and Queen of Spain concluded their two day State Trip to the Principality of Andorra.
Their day began with a visit to the María Moline Spanish School, which is one of the six Spanish public schools in the principality. During their visit, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia had the opportunity to converse with teachers and students where they were informed of the educational model in the Pyrenean country. They also revealed a commemorative plaque, toured the College's facilities, and visited the Natural Sciences laboratory. Afterwards, Their Majesties held a meeting with the Spanish educational community in Andorra, where they were able to talk with the directors of the centres of the Spanish system present in Andorra.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia moved to the Church of Santa Coloma and the adjacent 'Espai Columba' museum. The Church of Santa Coloma is Andorra's oldest church, dating to the pre-Romanesque period. It contains remnants of murals made in the 12th century by the Master of Sant Coloma. Most of the murals were removed in 1933 and until 2007 were in Germany. The murals are now in the Andorran Government Exhibition Hall. The Espai Columba museum is a cultural facility whose objective is to guard, preserve and present the mural paintings of the apse of the church of Santa Coloma and various liturgical objects from Andorran churches.
At noon, Their Majesties attended an official lunch offered by the Cap de Govern of Andorra in their honour, which was attended by the General Trustee, and the representatives of the Episcopal Co-Prince and the French Co-Prince.
Bringing the state visit to a close, the King and Queen visited Casa Museo d'Areny-Plandolit, which is the only example of a manor house in Andorra that has survived intact to this day. The family owes its social standing to Guillem d’Areny-Plandolit, Baron of Senaller and Gramenet and the First Syndic of the General Council of the Andorra Valleys, who led the New Reform of 1866, an illustrious figure in the history of Andorra.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
COAT: Carolina Herrera cape-inspired coat (repeat).
BLAZER: CH Carolina Herrera glen plaid blazer (repeat).
BELT: NEW! Möhel Black Coco Belt (€95).
HANDBAG: Uterqüe black croc stamped wristlet clutch (repeat).
SHOES: Hugo Boss Bella Ballerina pumps with asymmetric strap (repeat).
EARRINGS: Gold & Roses Double Dagger Earrings (repeat).
Black wool scarf.
Black lace-trim camisole (repeat).
PANTS: Black trousers with turn-ups & waist tie.
The Queen of Spain was in Toledo on Wednesday to preside over the announcement of the winner of the 'Princess of Girona Foundation 2021 Award' (FPdGI) in the 'Business' category, at the Royal Foundation of Toledo - Victorio Macho Museum.
Before announcing Lucía Goy Mastromiechele, founding partner of the law firm Goy Gentile Abogados, as the winner of the 'Business FPdGI 2021 award' Her Majesty met with previous years winners, had a brief meeting with young participants in the Challenge: 'New vision and business mission: creativity, proactivity and anticipation', greeted members of the jury and attended a virtual debate on 'ethical and conscientious leadership'.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
JACKET: Uterqüe houndstooth blazer (repeat).
PANTS: NEW! Black cropped trousers with self tie belt.
SHOES: Hugo Boss 'Staple R100-C' Crocodile-Embossed Pumps (repeat).
EARRINGS: Bezel-set diamond stud earrings (repeat).
The King and Queen of Spain hosted the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa for dinner on Friday evening at the Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid.
Earlier in the day, King Felipe VI held a meeting with the President of the Portuguese Republic and attending authorities, in the Tapestry Room of the Royal Palace of Madrid.
The Queen of Spain presided over the official ceremony for World Rare Diseases Day at the Headquarters of the Fundación Mútua Madrileña, Madrid.
The main objective of World Rare Diseases Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. This year it is celebrated within the framework of the campaign 'Symptoms of hope' powered by the Spanish Federation for Rare Diseases (FEDER), which seeks to position the impact of COVID-19 on the community as well as the lessons learned in the last year.
During the event Her Majesty addressed the auditorium 'In the last twelve months, each and every one of you has been, even more, an example and a reference of dignity, courage and strength', referring to the struggle before and during the pandemic. Queen Letizia also delivered this year's awards which recognised initiatives that have committed to research, fought for social transformation or have come together to guarantee the care of families during the health crisis.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
COAT: Carolina Herrera black cape-inspired coat (repeat).
TOP: Uterque white shirt with snap-button detail.
SKIRT: NEW! Hugo Boss Black 'Selrita' Leather Pencil Skirt.
SHOES: Magrit bespoke black and white pointed-toe pumps (repeat).
HANDBAG: Felipe Varela black leather chevron quilted envelope clutch with logo hardware removed (repeat).
Queen Letizia restyles petal pink suit for the proclamation of the FPdGi Arts and Letters Award 2021
The Queen of Spain participated in a virtual event organised by the Princess of Girona Foundation (FPdGi) in collaboration with the Autonomous Community of La Rioja to announce the winner of the 2021 Princess of Girona Arts and Letters Foundation Award.
Before announcing María Sánchez Rodríguez, a field veterinarian and writer as the winner of the 2021 Arts and Letters Award, Her Majesty hosted four previous years winners in her office at the Palace of Zarzuela to discuss the importance of art and culture, a sector severely affected by the pandemic.
The event also hosted the final of the FPdGi Entrepreneurial Challenge in which students from educational centres in La Rioja proposed solutions to the question: What will culture be like after COVID-19?
Between the 4th of March and 29th of April, the FPdGi begins a virtual tour of different autonomous communities of Spain, to publicise the activity of its programs, propose current debates and announce the new winners for 2021 in Arts and Letters, Business, Social field and Scientific Research. In addition, in each territory, the Entrepreneurial Challenge with educational centres, an online disruptive workshop that encourages creative innovation, teamwork and communication based on a guided dynamic of generating ideas about a related problem, which has been energized four weeks before.
Queen Letizia wore her pink Hugo Boss pantsuit featuring the 'Jericoa' Blazer and 'Tiluna' Trousers.
The suit has been seen on a number of occasions since its debut in December of 2019.
Letizia has always teamed it with a white blouse and tonal pink pumps. Today she offset it with a black lace-trimmed camisole.
On her feet were the black Manolo Blahnik BB snakeskin-embossed pumps featuring a custom rubber platform sole.