Today Queen Letizia was at Torrejón Air Base in Madrid to see the facilities of Military Emergency Unit. Queen also held a working meeting in which she was informed of the missions and means of the Military Emergency Unit, attended a Search and Rescue exercise, and learned about some of the specific capabilities of the Unit.
After being received with honours by the in-Charge of a military picket, Queen began her visit to the UME with a meeting held in the Historical Room, where General Alcañiz offered a presentation on the missions, means and capacities of the Unit.
The meeting had an eminently social focus how it dealt with issues such as the capabilities of the UME to care for the victims in large emergencies, the search and rescue of people with different disabilities, the protection of Cultural Interest Assets in catastrophes and their specialized training to fulfil these missions.
Next, the Queen was able to learn details of the mission that the UME carried out in Mexico, after the earthquake that the country suffered last September, and read the letters of thanks written by Mexican schoolchildren. Letizia visited the headquarters of the Red Cross in Mexico last November where they positively valued the participation of the EMU after the earthquake.
The tour of the facilities of the UME in the Air Base of Torrejón de Ardoz began in the Military Emergency School, the specialized training centre of the Unit, where she unveiled a commemorative plaque and visited the students in one of its classrooms.
Then she attended a search and rescue exercise for people trapped in rubble in a polluted environment. This requires use of the specific personal protection equipment and the use of technical means such as seismic sensors, tele-cameras and radars capable of detecting a person’s breathing through the walls and determining their exact location.
Letizia also sees the process of rescue in a collapsed building as part of the UME’s capabilities related to the protection of Cultural Interest Goods in the event of catastrophes.
Finally, Doña Letizia toured a model of Camp for Victims at UME, similar to the one deployed in Lorca after the earthquake, with the capacity to offer lodging, food and basic needs to 500 people in case of a catastrophe. In it, the Queen visited one of the Multipurpose Habitability Cells (CEAPO) with the capacity to house a family of 6 people each, the Rocaedro, a modular system to house families of up to 8 people, the kitchens, toilets, sanitation, electric generators, toy library, etc.
For today’s activity, Queen Letizia debuted a white straight coat from Adolfo Dominguez. The coat features box collar, side zip pockets and French sleeves.
The minimalist coat comes with a thin black belt the Letizia chose not to wear today. The coat is available on the online store for €198.
A closer look at the design.
Underneath the coat, Letizia wore black lace Hugo Boss spaghetti top that she first wore in this February during her visit to Mérida.
Letizia paired the coat and top with Hugo Boss Heylen pants. The Slim-fit cropped trousers feature a pearl detailing at the bottom.
Queen was wearing her trusty CH Carolina Herrera black suede pumps and was carrying white leather baguette handbag featuring a black strip on the closing I assume from Felipe Varela.
Her white gold and diamond double dagger Gold & Rose earrings finished the look.
Queen Letizia will start her official 4 days visit to Haiti and the Dominican Republic on May 20th. Stay tuned for more!!
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