King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia presided over the 50th anniversary of the Spanish Association Against Cancer at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid. Queen Letizia of Spain is the Honorary President of the Spanish Association Against Cancer and of the Scientific Foundation of the Spanish Association Against Cancer.
The celebration of the Cancer Association coincided with The Queen’s 50th birthday. Letizia marked the big milestone privately yesterday. The concert was the final touch of the concert cycle organized by the association that commemorates its commitment to science for half a century to increase cancer survival and improve the quality of life of the patients.
Upon arrival at the National Music Auditorium, Their Majesties the King and Queen were received by the Minister of Health, the president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and of its Scientific Foundation. Inside the auditorium, Felipe and Letizia greeted the members of the Board of Trustees of the Scientific Foundation and the Governing Boards of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and sponsors.
The National Orchestra and Choir of Spain performed a happy birthday to Her Majesty the Queen, on the occasion of her fiftieth anniversary. Letizia looked so humbled and happy with the turn of events. The association is one of the causes that are very close to her heart and both she and the association marked a big milestone in the same year.
AECC was established in 1971 since then the association has been supporting the research work in the field of Cancer and has been supporting the patients and their families. The association was one of the early patronages of Queen Letizia. The Association integrates patients, relatives, volunteers and professionals who work together to prevent, raise awareness, accompany affected people and finance cancer research projects that will allow better diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Structured in 52 Provincial Headquarters, and present in more than 2,000 Spanish towns, it has almost 30,000 volunteers, more than 500,000 members and almost 1,000 professionals.
In the interval, Felipe and Letizia spoke with the technical director of the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain, Félix Palomero; the conductor of the Concert, Jaume Santoja; with the pianist, Alba Ventura, who acted as a soloist and, finally; with the general secretary of the Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM), José María Castillo.
Moving towards Queen Letizia Style – Letizia was wearing a blue Nina Ricci Long Sleeve-Sequin Midi Dress.
The dress was actually from an 2015 collection and must have been in Letizia’s wardrobe for some time now. The dress was described as, “drenched in dazzling sequin, falling to a calf length form. The body skimming outfit adorns oversized long sleeves and a silver waist seam. A concealed zipper closure fastens this ravishing dress at the back. “
Letizia teamed up the look with her Nina Ricci suede pumps.
She carried her Magrit Liz Clutch.
The Queen paired the outfit with her diamond studs and Karen Hallam ring.
On Sunday, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will be heading for London to attend the State funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.