King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain started the last day of Cuba visit by visited the National Museum of Fine Arts where Goya’s self-portrait is on display.
Painted by the author from Zaragoza in 1815, and temporarily ceded by the National Prado Museum for a month – from November 11 to 12 December, the portrait is the highlight of the Museum.
This Museum opened at the beginning of the 20th century, houses an important artistic heritage, and is considered one of the most prominent Museums in Latin America with more than 45,000 works.
Video of the visit.
Next, the Spanish Couple visited the Center for Molecular Immunology of Cuba.
The objective of this Center is to share, exchange and discuss the new trends and challenges of Biotechnology and Bioengineering related to obtaining products for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases.
With a mission to obtain and produce new biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and other chronic noncommunicable diseases and introduce them into Cuban Public Health, Center is one of its types.
During the visit, the royal couple received a brief history of the centre and its working from the general director of the centre.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia also greeted several cancer patients who have successfully overcome the disease.
They also toured the Cancer Immunotherapy Center, where they visited the laboratories and held a brief meeting with researchers and workers.
Before leaving King Felipe and Queen Letizia stood for a group photograph.
The next stop of the visit was Santiago de Cuba. After arriving, King Felipe and Queen Letizia went to the Castle of Morro de San Pedro de la Roca, an important military fortress, declared a World Heritage Site.
The Castle was designed in the early 1600s by Battista Antonelli (also known as Juan Battista Antonelli), a member of a Milanese family of military engineers, on behalf of the Governor of the city, Pedro de la Roca de Borja, as a defence against raiding pirates.
During the 20th century, the Rock fell into decay, but it was restored during the 1960s by Francisco Prat Puig. King and Queen toured the historical castle.
They unveiled a bronze plaque marking the visit.
Felipe and Letizia listening to the historical values of the castle.
The royal couple stood for a group photograph before moving to the next stop of the itinerary.
The next stop was Bulwark where a tribute ceremony took place dedicated to the members of the Squadron of Admiral Cervera who fell in the battle of 1898.
A solemn reading and a prayer were read with a Cuban Army bugle.
A small video of the tribute ceremony.
Last stop of the state visit was a visit to the Memorial of the Loma de San Juan.
The memorial was a decisive place in the battle of the Spanish-Cuba. The royal couple laid a laurel wreath at the monument to the fallen Spanish soldier.
Felipe and Letizia visiting the memorial.
They also paid homage to those who gave their lives in the battle of Las Lomas de San Juan. After that, the royal couple headed back to Spain.
Now to What Letizia Wore – for the last engagement of the state visit, Queen Letizia took to her real style and brought back a regal look from her wardrobe back.
She wore Massimo Dutti Two-Tone Print Pleated Dress. We first saw the dress in September 2019 during a visit to the University of Salamanca.
Queen again wore the dress this year in March on the last day of Argentina State Visit and then in June at Palace Audience.
Queen Letizia paired the dress with her Carolina Herrera navy suede slingback pumps that she also has in beige, red and black.
She topped the dress with a new navy skinny belt.
Letizia was carrying her Carolina Herrera Baret clutch bag.
Her small huggie hoop earrings that she wore on the first day of the Cuba visit
and her Karen Hallem ring finished the look.
During the tour of the castle, she was holding her Carolina Herrera cat-eye sunglasses.