Today, Queen Letizia of Spain joined her husband King Felipe at the Royal Theater in Madrid where Felipe received the World Peace & Liberty Award in recognition of the fundamental role of the Spanish Parliamentary Monarchy in Spanish Legal system.
Ahead of the ceremony, King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
The award was presented to the King at the closing session of the XXVI Edition of the World Congress of Law of the “World Jurist Associations”, under the slogan “Democracy, Constitution and Freedom”.
Felipe and Letizia arriving at the Royal Theater.
More than 180 speakers from more than 70 nationalities from the five continents, participated in the XXVI Wold Law Congress that made Madrid the world capital of Law, to defend the Rule of Law as a guarantor of freedom, at a time when democracies face serious challenges. President Sousa presented the Award to King Felipe.
The World Jurist Association, a non-governmental organization that brings together prestigious presidents of courts, magistrates, judges, government officials, law professors, lawyers, notaries, registrars, students and professionals related to the laws around the world, has chosen this emblematic place for the celebration of the third congress that is organized in Spain in the more than 55 years of life of the association. The slogan “A world governed by law, not by force” faithfully reflects the mission of the World Jurist Association (WJA) since its inception in 1963.
In past WJA has honoured three renown personalities for the contribution – British President Winston Churchill, René Cassin a French jurist for his work in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations and Nelson Mandela for his tireless struggle for Human Rights in South Africa.
The couple posing for the official portrait in front of the Palace door with Portuguese President. After the ceremony, the royal couple hosted a lunch at the palace in the honour of President Sousa.
For the day, Queen Letizia brought back familiar elements from her wardrobe to design a new look. She was wearing black and white Carolina Herrera dress that she first wore on day 1 of Peru visit in November 2018.
The Crochet-trimmed pleated silk-faille dress features horizontal contrasting white crocheted crimson it. The $2990 dress featured a round neckline and three-quarter sleeves.
She paired the dress with her two-toned Magrit Pumps that we first saw at Journalism awards in October 2018.
Letizia was carrying Furla Metropolis mini crossbody bag, that also debuted during Peru Visit. The petite size of the $256 bag adds a stylish delicacy to the design which features a foldover top with clasp closure, gold-tone hardware and a chain shoulder strap. The bag is also available in black, pink, red and many other colours.
Letizia finished her look with her diamond and Australian pearl earrings.