Today King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain received three audiences at the Royal Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid. Felipe and Letizia met representatives of the different organizations throughout the day.
Earlier in the morning, the Spanish Monarchs received a representation from the Nuevo Futuro (New Future) Association, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Nuevo Futuro is a non-profit organization, founded in 1968 and declared of public interest in 1972, with a mission to protect childhood and adolescence and to provide a safe environment.
Created by Carmen Herrero de Garralda, along with ten other people, in view of the need to offer homes in Spain to unprotected children and lacking a family environment, this project was formed with the objective that they would be better served in smaller homes, and to improve the reception system of the Public Administration. During 50 years of experience, Nuevo Futuro has provided assistance to more than 11,300 children in 240 homes around the world.
Next King and Queen met with the representatives of the Permanent Commission of Manos Unidas, on the occasion of its 60th anniversary headed by the Bishop of Calahorra, La Calzada, and Logroño.
Manos Unidas is the development NGO of the Catholic Church and volunteers to support the peoples of the South in their development and in the awareness of the Spanish population. Its Permanent Commission is the governing body that, is subordinated by the General Assembly that directs the operation of Manos Unidas.
Their mission is to fight against hunger, underdevelopment, and lack of education and work to eradicate the structural causes that produce them: injustice, the unequal distribution of goods and opportunities between people and peoples, ignorance, prejudice, lack of solidarity, indifference and the crisis of human and Christian values. Both the headquarters of Central Services and the 72 branches are located in Spain.
Then King and Queen granted the audience to the Board of the Spanish Committee of United World Colleges (Colegios del Mundo Unido), Scholars, and Scholarship Sponsors. King Felipe is the patron of the foundation.
Felipe and Letizia met with the scholars who have just finished the United World Colleges 2016/2018 and those who will begin their studies in 2018/2019. The aim of the college is to promote peace through multicultural education.
United World College is an international non-profit organization with a presence in more than 125 countries that promotes peace through multicultural education. Queen Noor of Jordan is the international president and had Nelson Mandela as honorary president. It has 17 centres of academic excellence spread across America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. In each of these colleges, about 200 students from 16 to 19 years of age from more than 80 nationalities study the International Baccalaureate.
Keeping the sartorial details to the minimum, Queen Letizia chose a very sophisticated and elegant look.
She was wearing Hugo Boss ‘Duleama’ compact twill sleeveless dress. The Vanilla light dress is made of woven fabric and a structured belt with gleaming grommets accentuates a flattering sheath silhouette.
Letizia paired the outfit with her Prada Saffino nude leather pointy-toe pumps that are available at Saks Fifth for $675.
Her white gold Australian Pearls set with double Chaton diamond earrings finished the simple yet regal and stunning look of the day.