King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began their official visit to Angola with a visit to the Agostinho Neto Memorial accompanied by the Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tète António. The Royal couple arrived in the Sub-Saharan Country of Africa last night for their first-ever official visit to the region.
Located in the capital, Luanda, a tribute to former President António Agostinho Neto, whose remains rest inside this monument and is the national symbol of the country. King Felipe and Queen Letizia paid their respect to the former President with a wreath and observed a minute’s silence. The structure of the Memorial was inspired by Agostinho Neto’s poem “O Caminho das Estrelas”
Later, they toured the Memorial and signed the Book of Honor. After the death of Agostinho Neto in 1979, the Angolan Government commissioned the design of a Mausoleum to house the remains of the President. With an area of 18 hectares, it has a central block that houses the sarcophagus.
The monument has a museum, exhibition hall, multipurpose rooms, administration, library/video library, multimedia library, documentation centre, shops and Hall of fame and a gallery.
Then King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia headed for the President’s House where they were officially received by the President of the Republic of Angola, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço and the First Lady, Ana Afonso Dias.
The President and the First Lady received the Spanish Royal couple with a military ceremonial welcome and a salute of 21 guns was given after the troops’ review and the National Anthem of both countries.
Then both couples stood for the official photographs to mark the visit.
King Felipe and the President attended bilateral meetings.
And Queen Letizia joined the First Lady to meet with the President of the “Ngana Zanza” Foundation, in which women leaders from Angolan civil society participated and in which they discussed education as a factor of empowerment.
Next King Felipe and Queen Letizia witnessed the signing of the Memoranda of Understanding on sports, industry 4.0 and diplomatic schools.
Then King Felipe presented the President and First Lady with the National Honours while the President reciprocated the honour too. President Lourenço and First Lady Dias hosted a lunch at the President’s house in honour of the Royal couple.
Heading towards the Queen Letizia Style – As we expected Queen Letizia kept her style choices minimum for various reasons.
It was a custom piece based on José Hidalgo’s Gitanas dress and featured a mid-length, boat neckline and short cap sleeves, and all-over white polka dots on a black base.
Today, Letizia paired the dress with Prada leather pumps
and carried her black Carolina Herrera Victoria Insignia Bag.
The new element of the outfit were small pearl earrings that remain unidentified.
Her Coreterno Amor che tutto move Love moves everything 18K yellow gold ring was not missing either.