Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia undertook their first joint international visit of the new year. The Royal couple visited Vienna, the capital city of Austria. The visit was planned at the invitation of Federal President, Alexander van Der Bellen, and his wife, Doris Schmidauer for the inauguration of the “Dali-Freud” exhibition at the “Unteres Belvedere” museum.
It was the King and Queen’s first joint visit to Austria and is part of the good relations between both countries and continuity of the deep historical, political, cultural, and human ties between Austria and Spain.
Upon arrival at Vienna-Schwechat airport, The King and Queen were received by the Minister for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria and the Ambassador of Spain to the Republic of Austria.
Next, Felipe and Letizia went to the Hofburg Imperial Palace where they were received by the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, H.E. Alexander Van Der Bellen, and the First Lady, Doris Schmidauer.
The Royal couple received the official welcome that began with the National Anthem. Then the King of Spain and Presiden Alexander Van Der Bellen reviewed the troops and then received greetings from the Austrian and Spanish delegations.
The welcome ceremony ended with a group photo in front of the portal “Bellaria-Tor”. Then King Felipe VI held a meeting with the delegations from both countries.
Queen Letizia held a meeting with the First Lady, Doris Schmidauer on work matters of common interest.
Then the Federal President of the Republic of Austria and the First Lady hosted a lunch for the Spanish King and Queen.
In the afternoon, Felipe and Letizia together with the Federal President of the Republic of Austria and the First Lady paid a tribute to the victims of National Socialism and the Spanish victims in Mauthausen.
Next, a floral tribute was paid at the monument in Albertina Square and a minute’s silence was observed.
Felipe and Letizia signed some photographs for the well-wishers gathered to see them.
The next stop was the exhibition “Dalí and Freud. An obsession” at the Belvedere Museum.
A video of the day.
For the first visit, Queen Letizia chose Pedro Del Hierro Houndstooth Belted Midi Dress. Thanks to Nuria for the id.
The €229 Printed midi dress features a round neckline and long sleeves with cuffs and comes with a matching belt and has a front closure with buttons hidden by a flap.
Queen Letizia paired the dress with her Burberry belt.
She was wearing her Margrit Mila leather pumps.
Letizia carried her Nina Ricci Marche bag.
Her Australian pearl and diamond earrings and Karen Hallam ring.