The Queen of Spain delivered the National Ensign (Spanish National Flag), in its standard form, to the Army Aviation Academy (ACAVIET), located at the Army Airmobile Forces Headquarters (FAMET), at the 'Coronel Maté' Base, in the Madrid municipality of Colmenar Viejo.
After the initial greetings, Her Majesty received the Ordinance Honors and reviewed the troops. Once the National Flag was blessed by the Chaplain, the Queen handed it over to the Colonel-Director.
During the event, Queen Letizia delivered a few words, "Almost 50 years have passed, hundreds of students and thousands of hours of flight, simulation and teaching on the ground, since the creation of that first Office of Training. Your professionalism, efficiency and experience have made it the Army Aviation Academy: the training centre for a new fundamental speciality of the Army".
After the ceremony, Her Majesty conversed with the families of the members of the Unit who died in the line of duty. After the group photograph was taken, the Queen visited the Historical Hall of the FAMET.
Queen Letizia opted to dig deep into her closet and pull out a Felipe Varela bouclé coat dress first seen over 15 years ago!
She debuted the bespoke button-front piece at Leonor's baptism ceremony on 14 January 2006.
Today, Letizia complemented the neutral tones of the coat dress with her Carolina Herrera 'Camelot' colour block handbag and Magrit 'Laura' pumps in a custom camel leather.
She finished the look with her beloved diamond bezel set stud earrings and the Commander dame's bow of the Order of Charles III.