Spanish Queen Letizia visited Congress to pay tribute to Clara Campoamor who fought for women’s voting rights in Spain. Clara’s desk along with many of her documents and personal items has been reloaded to the Congress House.
Clara Campoamor fought for Spanish women to see their right to women’s suffrage enshrined in the Constitution of 1931. She studied law at the same time that she worked and graduated from the University of Madrid in 1924. Exercising her activity as a lawyer, she founded the Association of her University Feminine.
The Director of Documentation, Library and Archive of the Congress of Deputies, Mateo Maciá, explained to Queen Letizia the various elements that are being exhibited at the Congress house. The objects include, in addition to the desk donated by the Clara Campoamor Association to the Congress of Deputies in 2006, her first examination of the Telegraph Corps and copies of two of her works on the women and female suffrage: “The right of women” and “The female vote and I”.
With this act, the Congress of Deputies has highlighted the important democratic influence of the deputy promoter of the female vote, Clara Campoamor, locating her desk in the Palace of the Lower Chamber, which until this moment was located in the lobby of another of the parliamentary buildings, the former headquarters of the Banco Exterior.
This gives continuity to a transfer of residence that began with that of the bust of the Spanish suffragette a few years ago from the same location, obtaining a place of honor within the Palacio de la Carrera de San Jerónimo.
For the visit, Queen Letizia brought back her powerpack red suit.
Letizia was wearing her Roberto Torretta pantsuit that we have seen many times in the past. One of the most dazzling and powerful styles from her wardrobe.
Queen paired the suit with a pair of red pumps.
She was carrying her Carolina Herrera ‘Maysa’ clutch bag.