On Tuesday, Queen Letizia of Spain undertook the last official engagement of the year and decade. She visited the exhibition “The other Court – Women of the House of Austria in the Royal Monasteries of the Barefoot and the Incarnation” held at the Royal Palace in Madrid.
In Madrid, very close to each other, there are the two Royal Monasteries, the Monastery of the Royal Barefoot, built in the 16th century and inhabited by Franciscan nuns, and the Monastery of the Incarnation, built in the 17th century and inhabited by nuns Augustinians.
This exhibition includes portraits of women from the House of Austria in these monasteries, combining palatial and religious aspects.
The Royal Palace welcomed the project that shows the way in which the palatial and religious aspects are united within the international courtly context characteristic of the House of Austria and especially, the strong relations with the Austrian Empire, in the 16th and 17th centuries.
In the Monastery of the Barefoot, the first Cortes of Madrid were held in 1339. Carlos I and Isabel of Portugal also resided there. In addition, Joan of Austria was born here, founder of the Monastery of the Royal Barefoot in the year 1559, and, also lived Maria of Austria, whose remains are in the choir of the church.
Queen Margarita was the driving force behind the creation of Monastery of the Incarnation after getting the Augustinian nuns of Valladolid to move to Madrid. However, the inauguration of the monastery took place 5 years after the death of the Queen and that is why it was inaugurated with a party in honour of the Queen.
During the visit, Queen Letizia received the explanations from the curator of the exhibition, hosted in the Genoa Halls of the Royal Palace, Fernando Checa.
Finally, Doña Letizia held a brief meeting with the attending authorities, responsible for the exhibition and guests.
For the day, Queen Letizia chose a very soft looking professional look.
She was wearing Hugo Boss petal pink suit.
The suit consists of $595 Boss Jericoa Stretch Wool Double Breasted Blazer described on Nordstrom as “The classic power jacket shows its softer side when it’s cut from season less Italian stretch wool in a petal-pink hue”.
The blazer is paired with $248 Boss Tiluna Stretch Wool Ankle Trousers described as, “An ankle-skimming length contributes to the winning, slimming silhouette of these seasonless stretch wool suit pants.” The trouser is available on Nordstrom.
Queen teamed up the suit with white Carolina Herrera pleated neckline blouse with cap sleeves.
Letizia matched the look with petal pink Hugo Boss Women’s Mayfair Pump 90-pa Closed-Toe that are currently available on Amazon.
Her UFO gold Bamboo earrings debuted during Cuba visit last month
and Karen Hallem ring finished the look.
We do not have any other engagement schedule for Queen Letizia in 2019. I believe we will see the Spanish Queen in New Year and new decade now. Most probably the Queen will start the royal duties at the Military Eastern in the first week of January.
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