King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began the day two of State visit to Andorra with a visit to the María Moline Spanish School. The Royal couple is on a two days state visit accompanied by the Andorran ministers of Foreign Affairs and Education and Higher Education.
During their visit to the College, one of the six Spanish public schools in the principality, Felipe and Letizia talked to teachers and students to learn more about the educational model of the Pyrenean country.
After discovering a commemorative plaque, the Royal couple toured the College facilities visiting the courtyard and the library where a poem by Gloria Fuertes and another from the Constitution by María Aurora Bermúdez were read. Finally, they visited the Natural Sciences laboratory, where some high school students were doing some practical work.
Later, in the sports center of the María Moline School, they held a meeting with the Spanish educational community in Andorra and met with the directors of the centers of the Spanish system present in Andorra.
The next stop of the day was the Church of Santa Coloma – located in the extreme northwest of the Principality of Andorra, known for its ski slopes.
In the pre-Romanesque Church, Spanish artists have created an installation to reproduce the 12th century frescoes that represented the Andorran Romanesque and were looted at the beginning of the 20th century.
The last agenda of the morning was a visit to “Espai Columba” museum where the original frescoes have been found since 2007, when they were recovered after almost 80 years of touring various European cities.
During their visit to the museum, King Felipe and Queen Letizia watched a video about the process of removal and restoration of frescoes.
The King and Queen had lunch with the Cap de Govern of Andorra in Ordino.
They were joined by the General Trustee and the representatives of the Episcopal Co-Prince and the French Co-Prince.
The visit to Andorra ended at the Casa Museo d’Areny-Plandolit, where, accompanied by Ordino’s minor consol, Eva Choy, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the weapons room, the personal rooms of the baroness and the baron, the chapel, the library and the dining room.
The Casa Museo d’Areny-Plandolit is the only example of a manor house in Andorra that has survived intact to this day. The family owes its social position to Mr. Guillem d’Areny-Plandolit –barón de Senaller i Gramenet, general trustee of the valleys of Andorra and promoter of the new reform of 1866–, an illustrious figure in the history of Andorra, and his activities in iron forges, one of the most important industries of the time.
The original building is dated in the seventeenth century, with various subsequent renovations. The visit takes you to Andorra in the 19th and 20th centuries, and allows you to observe multiple unique and exclusive objects of this family, one of the most important between 1600 and 1900, the only one with a noble title in the Principality, at a time when the luxuries and comforts did not exist in Andorra.
For the day, Queen Letizia chose a comfortable and minimal look. She was wearing a Carolina Herrera Double-breasted glen plaid blazer.
Letizia first wore the blazer in February this year for an audience at the Palace.
Today, Letizia topped the blazer with a new croc-embssed Möhel belt. The leather belt with crocodile engraving and with the lined buckle is currently on sale for €69.
Underneath The blazer, she was wearing a black lace top and paired with ankle length slim-fit Hugo boss trouser. To keep the chill away, Letizia wrapped a black scarf around her neck and donned her Carolina Herrera cape sleeve wool coat.
She was wearing her BOSS Bella Ballerina Pumps with Asymmetric Strap debuted in 2018.
Queen was carrying her black Uterque blck croc stamped wristlet bag.
She finished her look with Gold & Roses double dagger earrings and
Her Karen Hallam ring.