Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain presented 2019 National Research Awards to the scientists Valentín Fuster de Carulla, Ángela Nieto Toledano, Susana Marcos Celestino, Manuel Francisco Carreiras Valiña and Mercedes García-Arenal Rodríguez at the Royal Palace of El Pardo in Madrid.
The event took place at the Courtyard of the Bourbons in the Palace. The National Research Awards were created in 1982 by the Ministry of Education and Science, with the Call for the National Research Award “Santiago Ramón y Cajal”, in Scientific Research.
The couple met with the members of the jury and administration before taking their seats in the front row.
Next, Felipe and Letizia presented the National awards to this year’s winners. These awards are granted by the Secretary of State for Universities, Research, Development and Innovation, which recognize the merit of those researchers of Spanish nationality who are carrying out outstanding work in scientific fields of international relevance and who contribute exceptionally to the advancement of science, to the best knowledge of the human being and his coexistence, to the transfer of technology and to the progress of Humanity.
The awards are presented in five categories: National Prize “Gregorio Marañón” of Medicine, National Prize “Santiago Ramón y Cajal” of Biology, “Leonardo Torres Quevedo” National Engineering Prize, National Prize “Pascual Madoz” of Law and Economic and Social Science and National Prize “Ramón Menéndez Pidal” of Humanities.
Now to what Letizia wore – Queen cuts an elegant figure at the event in a black midi dress. She wore COS black wool dress. Thanks to Nuria Tiburcio for the quick id.
The dress featured a long draped asymmetrical neckline, long sleeves and sheath silhouette. It was from label’s old collection so no longer available.
Letizia teamed up the dress with her black Burberry belt.
Queen once again chose her Steve Madden Suede Dominique Long Boots
Her Bvlgari Aquamarine and diamond earrings’ hoops and
Karen Hallam ring finished the look.
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