Queen Letizia presided over the commemorative act of the “50th anniversary of the creation of the Faculty of Information Sciences” of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), a pioneering Faculty and a benchmark in university training in Communication in Spain since 1971. The University is Queen Letizia’s alma mater. Letizia completed her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the UCM Department of Journalism.
The Faculty of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid is the oldest in Spain in university communication training, with 300 professors and more than 5,000 students. Created in 1971. In 2018, the Faculty of Information Sciences became the centre with the largest number of students at Complutense University.
It teaches degrees in Journalism, Audiovisual Communication and Advertising and Public Relations, both in Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees, with 9 official master’s degrees and 12 own degrees. A whole generation has passed through its classrooms with more than 60,000 professionals trained in the institution throughout its history.
Various activities have been carried out and planned to mark the 50th century i.e. the Faculty’s visual identity has been renewed, the recognition of outstanding professionals as illustrious alumni, the development of the 50th Anniversary Alumni Meetings, the presentation of the new Museum of the Faculty or the putting into circulation of a commemorative National Lottery ticket.
Today’s event began with the projection of commemorative video and interpretation of “Out of Africa” by the symphonic quartet of the UCM, directed by Mr José Sanchís. The event also recognized illustrious UCM alumni: Pepa Bueno, Alex Grijelmo,Fernando León de Aranoa, José Antonio Llorente, Mónica Moro, Fernando Rodríguez Varona and Vicente Vallés.
The University honoured the Queen at the event with the UCM Student of honour and presented the accrediting diploma-medal to Doña Letizia. Next, Letizia visited the 50th-anniversary exhibition and exhibition of the photojournalist Marisa Flórez and signed in the Book of Honor. During the visit, Queen recounted her own experience at the University and told a story of how once one of her professors, a bit fed up with her, interrupted a class shouting, “Ortíz, look, I obviously don’t know what is going to come of your life, but when it comes to being annoying, you have no rival“. Letizia also remarked upon her upcoming 50th birthday next year, “The faculty is 50 years old and I am about to be too, as all of Spain knows. I think that 50 years is a nice figure to continue trying to do things well in the place that corresponds to each of us“.
Moving to Queen Letizia Style – Letizia was wearing her Hugo Boss Caddli Stretch Dress that she first wore in July 2018.
The vintage-inspired dress in indigo stretch denim by BOSS Women’s wear is cut to a slim fit features authentic details including a rounded shirt collar, twin chest pockets and a front-stitched placket, playful bell cuffs, decorative buttons at the cuff and a detachable ribbon belt for a vivid pop of colour.
Letizia paired the dress with red Magrit shoes.
Karen Hallam ring.
On Wednesday, Queen Letizia is celebrating her 49th birthday. She does not have any activity scheduled for the day so it will be a private time with family. This is the first time Princess Leonor, Letizia’s eldest child will not with her as she is in Wales for her 2 yeas IB program. We wish her a very Happy Birthday!