Spanish Royal Family attended the National Offering to the Apostle Santiago


Spanish Royal Family today attended the National Offering to the Apostle Santiago, Patron Saint of Spain
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Spanish Royal Family today attended the National Offering to the Apostle Santiago, Patron Saint of Spain at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Upon arrival King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their daughters, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, were welcomed with Military Honors. This was the first time when Leonor and Sofia joined their parents for the service.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their daughters attended the the National Offering to the Apostle Santiago
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The Offering to the Apostle is a ceremony instituted in 1643 by Felipe IV and throughout the years the tradition was maintained that Kings, heads of State or personalities with the highest responsibilities invoked divine benefits for human tasks from the Patron of Spain.

The Royal Family during the welcome ceremony
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The welcome ceremony included the National Anthem and Felipe inspected the troops. The welcome honoured concluded with the Eagle Patrol flyovers covering the sky with the colours of the National Flag.

King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia at the National Offering to the Apostle Santiago
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At the Pórtico de la Gloria of Cathedral, the Royals were welcomed by the Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Julián Barrio. The family toured the Cathedral.

Spain Royal Family at the National Offering to the Apostle Santiago
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The National offering took place at the central nave of the Cathedral. Concluding the National Offering, King Felipe said, “Today, in the Cathedral where all roads converge and where the Apostle Santiago lives for eternity, we renew the offering of a people that want to be grateful. Towards Compostela, there runs a Way that collects the spirit of all those who exist since the beginning of time. Its strength to attract and comfort people of all ages, origins and motivations lies in the fact that the Camino de Santiago brings together the capacity of all paths and trails to create larger communities that make living together more intense and more fruitful”.

Spanish Royal Family today attended the National Offering to the Apostle Santiago, Patron Saint of Spain
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After the ceremony, Felipe and his family saw the recently restored tabernacle and silver ornaments at the altar of the Cathedral.

King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia leaving after the National Offering to the Apostle Santiago
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The second stop of the day was Mayor’s office at the Pazo de Raxoi (headquarters of the Santiago de Compostela City Council and the presidency of the Xunta de Galicia), where the Royals signed the Golden visitor book.

A video of the day.

Letizia brought back a floral number from her favourite designer Carolina Herrera.
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Now to Queen Letizia Style – Letizia brought back a floral number from her favourite designer Carolina Herrera.  Letizia first wore the dress in October 2017 ahead of the Princess of Asturias Awards.

Queen Letizia wore a floral blush pink Carolina Herrera dress
Carolina Herrera

The dress belongs to the 2018 Spring Resort collection of the label. The blush pink Organza silk dress has playful blossoms in neon hues and classic floral appliqués. The dress features a fitted bodice with tied cuffs and a knee-length skirt.

Queen Letizia wore Carolina Herrera Croc-effect Leather Slingback Fuchsia Pumps in Cuba
Carolina Herrera Croc-effect Leather Slingback Fuchsia Pumps

The Queen teamed up the outfit with her Fuchsia Carolina Hererea slingback pumps and

Queen Letizia carried Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia Fuchsia Satchel in Cuba
Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia Fuchsia Satchel

a matching bag.

Queen Letizia wore TOUS Rose Quartz & Green Jade 2-In-1 Earrings
TOUS Rose Quartz & Green Jade 2-In-1 Earrings

TOUS 18kt yellow gold, ruby and chrysoprase earrings complimented the outfit.

Queen Letizia wore Karen Hallam Signature Ring
Karen Hallam Signature Ring

Her Karen Hallam ring was not missing.

 

Princess Leonor was wearing a Carolina Herrera slingback pumps

For the day, Princess Leonor chose a gorgeous Fuchsia dress with puffed sleeves and paired it with her Carolina Herrera slingback pumps with kitten heels.

Princess Sofia was wearing a Carolina Herrera slingback pumps

Infanta Sofia was wearing a turquoise green pleated dress with Carolina Herrera slingback flats.

Queen Letizia in pink for Santiago offering
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Today’s event was the last engagement for Queen Letizia. The family will be heading to Mallorca for summer vacation soon. King Felipe has a couple of engagements this week along with a visit to Peru. We will see the family standing for the official photoshoot sometime later in the week.


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