Queen Letizia of Spain in Glamorous Red for ABC Awards


King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over ABC Journalism awards
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the gala dinner of the 100th edition of the ABC International Journalism Awards: “Mariano de Cavia”, “Luca de Tena” and “Mingote” Awards at the ABC Headquarters in Madrid.

It was the first evening event attended by the couple in the year 2020. King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the gala dinner in honour of the winners of these prestigious journalistic prizes in Spanish, which are awarded annually by the ABC newspaper.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over ABC Journalism Awards
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In 1891, Don Torcuato Luca de Tena founded the Blanco y Negro magazine. Later, in 1903, the first copy of ABC was published. The then “universal information” weekly -which would become a newspaper in 1905- was born as “an independent, impartial newspaper, which cultivates the graphic note as the most direct means of bringing the expression of reality to the public and with the purpose of that echoes opinions of proven authority in all branches of human knowledge ”.

Queen Letizia wore red Roberto Torretta Dress for ABC Journalism Awards
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The publishing company of ABC convenes its three International Journalism Awards to recognize the professional career and the best journalistic works published by publishing companies in their media, in the usual categories of journalism, graphic journalism or drawing.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at ABC Journalism Awards
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The event began with an unveiling of the commemorative plaque marking the event after which Felipe and Letizia held a brief meeting with the ABC, Vocento, the Jury and the winners and guests. Then a video commemorating the 100 Years of the Mariano de Cavia Prize was projected.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain with ABC Journalism Awards winners
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Established in 1920, the “Mariano de Cavia” prize is given for an article or chronicle, with signature or pseudonym habitual. Established in 1929, the “Luca de Tena” award is presented for an outstanding journalistic career in defending the values ​​that inspire ABC’s founding principles: ethical rigour, literary demand and informational independence. Instituted in 1966, the “Mingote” award is given to a joke, caricature or drawing and photography representing meaningful journalism.

The Jury of this 100 edition was gathered at the Casa de ABC and chaired by the director of the Royal Spanish Academy, Santiago Muñoz Machado, and formed by Soledad Gallego, Jordi Juan, Francisco Rosell, Bieito Rubido and José Miguel Santamaría.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain presented ABC Journalism Awards
CasaRealQueen Letizia of Spain red Roberto Torretta Dress with Manolo Blahnik Pumps and Bottega Venetta Clutch at ABC Journalism Awards

This year’s the “Mariano de Cavia” Prize went to the article “La Posada de Dickens”, published by Arturo Pérez-Reverte in the XLSemanal magazine on July 28, 2019. The “Luca de Tena” Award went to Maruja Torres. And The “Mingote” Award to went to Dani Duch for his photograph published in “La Vanguardia” on August 15, 2019.

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For the evening event, Queen Letizia of Spain dazzled in a red Roberto Torretta dress.

Queen Letizia wore red off-shoulder dress from Roberto Torretta at the El Mundo Anniversary

We first saw the stunning dress on the day 2 of the State visit to Argentina when Felipe and Letizia hosted an official reception in the honour of President and First Lady of the host country in March 2019. Letizia again wore the dress in October 2019 at the 30th Anniversary celebrations of the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

Roberto Torretta Spring Summer 2016 Collection
Roberto Torretta Spring Summer 2016 Collection

The dress was a bespoke version of their dress from the Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

Manolo Blahnik Gotrianc Slingbacks 105 Pumps
Manolo Blahnik Gotrianc Slingbacks 105 Pumps

Letizia paired the dress with contrasting black. She was wearing black Manolo Blahnik Gotrianc Slingbacks 105 Pumps from label’s Spring Summer 2019 collection that were debuted at XVII Concert tribute to the victims of terrorism in March 2019.

Bottega Veneta Knot satin and snakeskin clutch
Bottega Veneta Knot satin and snakeskin clutch

Spanish Queen carried Bottega Veneta Knot satin and snakeskin clutch that was debuted in October 2018 at Journalism Awards. The clutch is currently retailing for $2100 at MyTheresa.

Queen Letizia wore Queen Sofia’ Aldao white gold, diamond and ruby earrings
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Letizia finished her look with Queen Sofia’ Aldao white gold, diamond and ruby earrings

Queen Letizia wore Karen Hallam Signature Ring
Karen Hallam Signature Ring

and her Karen Hallam ring.


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