Today, Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the annual meeting of the highest governing body of Residence of Students in Madrid. The Residence of Students was the first cultural center founded in Spain.
The Student Residence, who’s Honorary Presidency is held by the King, was founded in 1910 by the Board for the Extension of Scientific Studies and Research. Currently it has the status of a private foundation, which was created on December 14, 1989 by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
The Residence was founded to provide accommodation for students along the lines of classic colleges at Bolonia, Salamanca, Cambridge or Oxford. It became established as a cultural institution that helped foster and create the intellectual environment of Spain’s brightest young thinkers, writers, and artists.
The Residence organizes numerous public events, such as conferences, round tables, concerts, readings of poems, meetings or exhibitions. In addition, about 3,000 researchers, artists and other professionals from the most diverse fields, from all over the world, live in the Residence each year. In 2015, the Residencia de Estudiantes was awarded the European Union’s European Heritage Label due to the significant role it has played in the history and culture of Europe.
Today, before the meeting, Queen toured an exhibition held by the Residence that has some historical poems belonging to Luis Cernuda – a Legendary Spanish Poet.
In today’s meeting, the reports and progress of 2018 projects were discussed. Residence along with other government authorities like European Union started different programs that will lead to 2020.
Another long term project Culture and Education for a Sustainable Future that will start in 2020 and end in 2026 was also discussed.
After the meeting of the board, Queen met with the employers and had a meeting with a group of scholars from this institution.
For the day, once again keeping a low style profile, Queen Letizia chose a navy blue outfit. She was wearing a satin navy blue blouse.
The blouse has round neckline and elbow length sleeves.
Letizia opted for Carolina Herrera Navy sling back pump for the day. she also won the same in other colors.
Queen was carrying her Lowe bag.
She finished her look with Gold & Roses Milky Way earrings and her Karen Hellem ring.