Today Queen Letizia visited the Granada to presided over the inauguration of the Exhibition “La Granada Zirí and the Berber universe”, organized by the Patronage of the Alhambra and Generalife and the Andalusian Legacy.
The exhibition is being organized with the collaboration of the Doctor Leila Mezian Foundation and takes place in the Chapel and Crypt of the Palace of Carlos V, within the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife, between December 5, 2019, and April 21, 2020.
Under the title “La Granada Zirí and the Berber universe”, the Patronage of the Alhambra and Generalife and the Andalusian Legacy, reveals the Berber people and the profound influence they exercised in the Iberian Peninsula after their arrival in al-Andalus.
In the eleventh century, it was the Zirí Berbers, from North Africa and governors of the Taifa of Elvira, who decided to establish their capital in Granada, decisively influencing their urban configuration. The exhibition will consist of donations from the Moroccan patron Laila Mezian Benjelloun.
Al-Ándalus, in particular, Granada, maintained very close ties with the North African Berber peoples, which have lasted for centuries. This exhibition highlights the history, cultural heritage, ties artistic exchanges and commercial relationship between the two communities during the medieval period.
Queen Letizia visited the Exhibition “La Granada Zirí and the Berber universe” in the Palace of Carlos V, in the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife, guided by the curator of the exhibition, Antonio Malpica.
During the visit, Queen toured the different rooms. She also saw a video “Granada zirí”. The Queen visited the Mezian Foundation Collection with the exhibition of mannequins with textiles.
Next, Her Majesty the Queen received the greeting of the restoration and plasterwork and tiling workshop of the Patronage of the Alhambra and Generalife, and was informed about the restoration works carried out and signed in the Alhambra’s book of honour.
Finally, Letizia held a brief meeting with the attendees and guests.
Group photograph with the attendees.
After the exhibition and in collaboration with the Kingdom of Morocco, a large permanent Berber museum will be launched in the city of Granada, with permanent funds from this private collection and also in the Alhambra.
Before leaving, the Queen met with the locals gathered outside the building.
Now to What Letizia Wore – Queen brought back her blue cheviot two-piece suit having a fitted jacket and midi length skirt from Felipe Varela that we first saw in 2017 at the National Day celebrations.
Since then Letizia has worn the outfit on many occasions.
Letizia paired the suit with her suede Magrit Liza Pumps.
She was carrying a matching suede bag from Magrit.
Her white gold and aquamarine Bvlgari diamond hoops and
Karen Hallam ring finished the look.
I will leave you with this lovely shot of Queen during the visit.