King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began Day 3 of the German State visit with separate engagements. While King Felipe held business meetings and visited Parliament, Queen Letizia of Spain joined the First Lady of the country Elke Büdenbenderfor for a visit to the exhibition “Escribir todos sus nombres” from the collection of the Helga de Alvear Museum in the Palais Populaire.
The King and Queen arrived in Germany on Sunday and yesterday after the military welcome ceremony at the President’s residence they attended a State Banquet hosted by the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and First Lady Elke Büdenbender.
Helga de Alvear is one of the most important Spanish Galleries that holds the country’s most important collections. It promotes Spanish contemporary art. On the occasion of Spain being the guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the PalaisPopulaire, in cooperation with the Museo Helga de Alvear and the Embassy of Spain has organized the exhibition “Escribir todos sus nombres” which means Write all their Names.
Curated by Lola Hinojosa Martínez, head of the Performing and Intermediate Arts Collection at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the exhibition shows a Spanish female avant-garde from 1960 to the present that is still little known in Germany.
The works presented are located at the interface between art, language, writing and abstraction. At the same time, the exhibition highlights the cultural connection between Germany and Spain. “Write all their names” pays tribute to a woman who has played an essential role in the field of art for this exchange in recent decades. All the works in the exhibition come from her collection and will be presented later in the new expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Then Letizia joined King Felipe for a visit to the Berlin City-State Town Hall and the Brandenburg Gate. The Royal couple also visited the location in December 2014 when they visited Berlin for the first time. The Rotes Rathaus is the town hall of Berlin, located in the Mitte district on Rathausstraße near Alexanderplatz. It is the home to the governing mayor and the government of the state of Berlin.
At the City Hall, The Royal couple met with the mayor-governor of the city-state of Barlín, Franziska Giffey and held a brief meeting with the authorities.
The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most iconic sights in today’s vibrant Berlin. An 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after restoring the Orangist power by suppressing the Dutch popular unrest, the gate is the symbol of Berlin’s Cold War division into East and West – and, since the fall of the Wall, a reunified Germany.
Then King Felipe and Queen Letizia headed for the next leg of the tour – Frankfurt, where they will inaugurate the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Spain is the guest country, and in the evening they will host a reception in honor of the President of Germany and his wife.
Heading towards Queen Letizia’s Style – Keeping the mild chill of the weather in mind, Queen Letizia of Spain kept her style minimal yet stylish. Upon arrival, Letizia was wearing a new camel coat from Carolina Herrera in classic Letizia style.
Letizia brought back her Moises Nieto dress that she first wore in June 2021 at the ‘Order of the Civil Merit Awards Ceremony.
The €390 midi dress features a fitted waistline and flared skirt. It has french sleeves and a box neckline.
Letizia paired the dress with her Prada pumps.
Another new element of the look was the Furla Toni Ballerina bag. The €395 bag was described as “Furla 1927 a mini handbag made of textured Ares leather with a floral print. The bag is made unique and distinctive by the metal twist closure with the Arch logo on the front. The outer back pocket allows you to easily access your personal belongings.”
Queen Letizia finished the look with her Gold & Roses Shewel Triple Hoops and Karen Hallam ring.
A look back at Queen Letizia’s style in Germany so far.