Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the inauguration of the 78th edition of the Madrid Book Fair, an annual event that aims to promote the book, reading and activity of entrepreneurs, entities and institutions that are dedicated to editing, distribution or sale to the public of books.
During her visit to the Fair, Letizia visited the stalls of Community of Madrid, the City of Madrid and the Dominican Republic, which on this occasion is Guest country of honour.
The Queen, during tour also visited the Children’s Pavilion which is focused on the promotion of children’s reading in which cultural activities are carried out, presentation of novelties for children and young people, storytellers and workshops.
Letizia also visited the Stand of the Collegiate Association of Writers who are referenced in defence of the rights and interests of Spanish writers. She continued visiting the Book Stands of “Jarcha” that develops important activity in the neighbourhood of Vicálvaro and “Los Editores” focused on the attention of small independent publishers.
A group of excited students welcomed Queen.
Queen went through the Editorial Stands of Grupo Planeta, Grupo Penguin Random House, Tusquets (50th anniversary), Anagrama (50th anniversary), SM Editorial, Media Vaca, Kalandraka, Context, Pages of Foam, Fórcola / Antigone young publishers, Youth / The Four Blues, Storytel.
She also saw the Stands of the sponsoring companies ONCE, Samsung and Bankia.
In this edition, the Dominican Republic, invited guest of honour, has organized a program with more than one hundred activities to be presented at the Parque del Retiro campus -as well as in other venues in Madrid-, headed by a select delegation of writers, residents on the island or established in the United States and Europe.
The program will include lectures, gatherings, book presentations, the richness of our children’s literature, Dominican music – especially, the merengue, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, and the bachata, rhythm and dance that sounds today throughout the world -; exhibitions and a film cycle that exemplifies an industry that has experienced a breakthrough in the last decade.
Letizia was clearly enjoying the visit.
Letizia during the tour took a selfie with an excited kid.
Before leaving, Letizia greeted the members of the public gathered to enjoy the book fair and see her.
For the day, Queen Letizia’s style definitely turned head. she was wearing an ultimate chic summer look.
Her white sleeveless HugoBoss top with high neck collar looks extremely flattering. She debuted the top in July 2018 during a palace audience.
Letizia paired the top with a new denim Carolina Herrera skirt. The vintage-looking knee-length skirt has patch pockets and self-belt.
Another new element of the outfit was her new sandals. She wore dove grey Mint & Roses Adriatic Arlena wide-heeled peep-toe sandals. The €169 sandals are described as “The Arlena sandals are a basic for special occasions that pair effortlessly with all your looks. Though we love them with a relaxed outfit as well”. They feature slender straps at the ankle and toe with a single buckle and are still available online.
Her Gold & Rose white gold and diamond double dagger earrings finished the look.
And once again Queen did not forget her Karen Hallam Ring.
This week we got a piece of really interesting news that Queen Letizia and King Felipe will join the British Royal Family members and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima for the Order of Garter Service on June 17. It will be the first time when Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Letizia and Queen Maxima will be present at any event together.