King Felipe and Queen Letizia received Ceremonial Welcome in Germany

KIng Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain received a warm welcome from The President and First Lady of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender
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The President and First Lady of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender, officially welcomed King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain today at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin with Military Honours. Felipe and Letizia are paying their first-ever State visit to the country at the invitation of the German President.

 

Queen Letizia looked elegant in blue Carolina Herrera outfit during welcome ceremony in Germany
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Upon arrival at the Bellevue Palace in Madrid, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain were received by the President and First Lady of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender. This was not the first time both couples were meeting.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed the President of Germany Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Mrs Elke Büdenbender at the royal palace in Madrid
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If you remember Mr Steinmeier and his wife visited Spain in 2018 and King Felipe and Queen Letizia hosted a lunch for the couple at the Royal Palace of Zarzuela at that time. You can find more about that day here.




The Royal couple departed yesterday from Madrid after a ceremonial send-off and met with the Spanish community in Germany last night at the residence of the Spanish Ambassador to Germany that will be their base throughout the tour.

 

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain received a very warm welcome in germany
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A lovely royal friend Christin Zi covered the welcome ceremony from the grounds. She shared beautiful pictures and videos from the coverage and talked to media members covering the tour.

 

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain received military welcome in Germany
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The welcome ceremony began with a performance by a military band. Then King Felipe and President Steinmeier reviewed the troops. Next both countries’ national anthems were performed. Felipe and Letizia did a small walkabout and met with schoolchildren gathered outside the President’s house.

 

King Felipe and Queen Letizia did a short walkabout during the military welcome in Germany
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Both King Felipe and Queen Letizia signed the Spanish flags for the schoolchildren.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain with German president and first lady Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender
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Inside the Palace, King Felipe and Queen Letizia stood for an official photograph with the President and First Lady before signing the guest book.

Queen Letizia of Spain signing the guest book at Bellevue Palace in Berlin
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Then Spanish King and the President will be participating in a bilateral meeting with the delegations of both countries while Queen Letizia sat down with the First Lady to discuss the common causes both ladies support.

Queen Letizia of Spain with the First Lady of Germany Elke Büdenbender
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Then after a press conference, The Royal couple bid left for the second destination of the day – the War Memorial.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visted Germany in 2022
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia paid a floral tribute to the fallen heroes at the Neue Wache (New Guard) building in Berlin at the memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship.  The historic building was built between 1816 to 1818 according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel as a guardhouse for the Royal Palace and a memorial to the Liberation Wars as per the instructions of King Frederick William III of Prussia.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain paid tribute at the Neue Wache building
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The building served as a royal guard house until the end of World War I and the fall of the monarchy in the German Revolution of 1918–19. In 1931 the architect Heinrich Tessenow was commissioned by the Free State of Prussia to redesign the building as a war memorial to commemorate those who died in the Great War. Tessenow converted the interior into a memorial hall centred around a black granite block with an oak wreath designed by the sculptor Ludwig Gies, situated under an oculus (circular skylight).

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited teh Neue Wache in Berlin
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The building was heavily damaged during world war II. In 1957 the East German authorities had the Neue Wache rebuilt and reopened in 1960 as a Memorial to the Victims of Fascism and Militarism. Since 1993, the Neue Wache has been home to the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Victims of War and Tyranny.

The President and First Lady will be hosting a state banquet in honour of The Spanish King and Queen.
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In the evening, The President and First Lady will be hosting a state banquet in honour of The Spanish King and Queen.

 

Queen Letizia wore a cornflower blue Carolina Herrera dress with Bulgari hoops, a Karen Hallam ring and Magrit shoes and a Bag for the welcome ceremony in Germany. Photo by Regal Fille.
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Queen Letizia wore a cornflower blue Carolina Herrera dress with Bulgari hoops, a Karen Hallam ring and Magrit shoes and a Bag for the welcome ceremony in Germany. Photo by Regal Fille.
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Queen Letizia wore a cornflower blue Carolina Herrera dress with Bulgari hoops, a Karen Hallam ring and Magrit shoes and a Bag for the welcome ceremony in Germany. Photo by Regal Fille.
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For the official welcome ceremony, giving their host country a sartorial tribute, Queen Letizia chose a gorgeous overall blue look.  Queen Letizia was wearing a custom-made blue Carolina Herrera dress. The dress was based on the Label’s 2013 Fall-winter collection.

Queen Letizia wore blue Carolina Herrera Fall Ready to wear 2013 dress
Carolina Herrera

The wool crepe dress features a round high neckline with a keyhole at the front, a wrapped waistline and a mid-length godet skirt. The very distinguished element of the dress was the crystal work on the shoulders. As you can see Letizia had the waistline altered and removed the belt that the original design had on it.

Queen Letizia wore a cornflower blue Carolina Herrera dress with Bulgari hoops, a Karen Hallam ring and Magrit shoes and a Bag for the welcome ceremony in Germany. Photo by Regal Fille.
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A closer look at the crystal flower design on the dress’s shoulders.

Queen Letizia of Spain wore blue Carolina Herrera Fall Ready to wear dress in Germany
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Queen Letizia teamed up the outfit with her Bulgari Aqua hoops

Queen Letizia wore her Bulgari Hoops in Germany
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Letizia was wearing blue suede Magrit pumps and

Queen Letizia wore Magrit Suede blue shoes
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a matching handbag from the same Spanish label.

Queen Letizia carried Magrit suede bag in Germany
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Her Karen Hallam ring was not missing either.

Queen Letizia of Spainn wore Karen Hallam Signature Ring
Karen Hallam Signature Ring

A look at Letizia’s Outfits so far on the visit.

Queen Letizia of Spain wore a Hugo Boss suit with Gold and Roses earrings, Uterque shoes and a Karen Hallam ring for the first outfit of the State Visit to Germany.
Queen Letizia departing from Madrid
Queen Letizia of Spain wore a Hugo Boss Banora blouse with Hugo Boss Tiluna1 Trousers and belt with Isabel Abdo Carrie Suede black pumps, Gold & Roses Shewel Triple Hoops and Karen Hallam ring in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Regal Fille.
Queen Letizia’s arrival in Berlin



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